Slackline meeting @ Turkish Highline Carnival 2015

Last week, the third edition of the Turkish Highline Carnival took place in the magnificent climbing area of Geyikbayiri, just outside of Antalya.

Ever since its beginning, the festival could record increasing numbers of slackliners gathering for some days of great fun in the sun of Turkey.This year, over 260 slackliners from around 25 countries came to enjoy the 21 highlines that got rigged in six sectors with lengths between 19 and 106 meters.

 

Besides the active program, talks were held regarding the founding of the International Slackline Association (ISA). One year ago in 2014, the initial idea for the ISA grew at the Highline Carnival in Turkey. Following long pre-talks during the week, in which a representative of the WSFed was invited to take part, a meeting with around 60 active slackliners was held, showing the process of the project, discussing the proposed mission statement and prioritizing the proposed projects of the ISA.

Both, the WSFed and the ISA agreed to combine forces in the best way possible in order to provide a strong base for the future development of slacklining in all its various aspects and disciplines.