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This Terrifying Slackline Footage Of Hawaii Will Make Your Palms Sweat

Have you ever wanted to do something so seemingly impossible and dangerous it seems crazy to even attempt it? Well, slacklining might be the activity for you. Similar to tightrope walking, slacklining was developed by a group of climbers in California during the late 1970s and early 1980s, and is characterized by the use of webbing to create a dynamic line with stretch and bounce – kind of like a long, and extremely narrow trampoline.

Slacklining can be done in various environments, and has become quite popular in Hawaii. In Step Out, a beautifully shot and edited short film from Shibby Stylee, a group of highliners are shown rigging and then walking across two distinct lines on Hawaii Island: a waterfall on the Hamakua Coast, and another at South Point.

The mesmerizing or terrifying footage – depending on how adventurous or scared of heights you are – is narrated by highliner Joshua Lambus, who reflects on the physical, mental and creative challenge that is this intriguing activity.

Did this video make your palms sweat and heart race – or are you one of the few brave souls that wants to try this crazy activity? Sound off in the comments on our Only In Hawaii Facebook page.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. Since moving to Hawaii from the mainland two years ago, she has become obsessed with hiking, beach trips, and Kona coffee.