Slacklining can be a frustrating sport. Session after session can go by with seemingly little progress, and new tricks can seem impossible for months on end. While international athletes continue their clear and obvious progress towards ever-more impressive displays of skill and agility, a poor session at the park often leaves us feeling we’ve gone backwards. It’s only until we look back a ways to where we have come from that we can truly appreciate the progress we’ve made, and gain some motivation to press forward – to persist at that trick that’s been evading us, or try something new and a little scary. The new year provides the perfect opportunity for such reminiscence.