We’ve been off the radar here at Slackline Academy for a while now, so thought I’d drop a note to let everyone know where we’re at with a few things.
The Ice Cream Factory
Unfortunately, The Ice Cream Factory has had to shut its doors, so slacklining sessions are no longer being run there. We’re currently in discussions with others about being part of a new indoor venue full of fun toys and general awesomeness – as soon as details are confirmed I’ll be sure to let everyone know about it!
Due to a lack of indoor venue and an influx of non-slackline related work and indoor venue planning recently, I’ve been unable to dedicate enough time to offer classes recently. If you’d like to learn to slackline, please feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to hook you up with your local slackline community. Saturday sessions at Musgrave Park (2pm onwards) are still going strong, and we’re getting new people every week.
Due to a general lack of interest, we’ve stopped running classes. Here at Slackline Academy, we’ve realized there are easier ways of making money (anything), and easier ways of promoting the sport we love (non-commercially). As such, we’re throwing our full weight behind the social slacklining scene here in Brisbane.
The community is growing slowly but surely as more and more people are being exposed to the sport. The Slackline Brisbane facebook page recently cracked 400 members, and discussion is lively. The average skill level of the group is also steadily increasing – it’s great to see so many people trying stuff nobody in Australia was considering even a couple of years ago!
Daniel Rayner, a professional film maker, recently organized a number of shoots and put together the following clip. We’re very grateful for his efforts! Check out his other videos for motivation to do generally awesome stuff!
We’ve also redone our website for a sleeker, simpler feel. We’ve removed the forums (nobody was using them, sorry), but you can still leave feedback on each post, contact us directly or chat with any of the number of growing Facebook communities.