slacktech Pro Athletes
SlackTech Pro Athletes are seasoned professionals who exemplify the highest levels of abilities, motivation, and outlook. We reached out and hand-picked these individuals to join our Pro Team and expedite learning and education in all disciplines of slacklining. Look to see these prominent individuals holding clinics and teaching the new generation of slackliners.
Current Base: Lake Tahoe, CA
Nick Honnold began slacklining in California in 2010 and shortly thereafter was introduced to rigging and highlining. Within a year he had moved to Colorado for school and to begin his passion of establishing highlines that were aesthetic, remote, and offered unique rigging challenges. That consistent drive to find new lines drove a search for new methods of rigging, as well as becoming involved in climbing and mountaineering to access potential lines. He has since brought those skills back to California and is based out of South Lake Tahoe where the adventures in the mountains continue.
Community has always been just as important to Nick as the rigging and walking of highlines. Fostering community, spreading knowledge and bringing new people into the sport that brings him so much joy is a staple of Nicks daily life. From a 20 foot line in the park to 1000 foot line in the mountains, Nick loves them all, walks them all, and would love to teach you how to as well!
Current Base: Camp 4, Yosemite Valley
Hayley has been a slackline industry professional for more than a decade. Her slackline career began in 2008 as the first sponsored female athlete at Gibbon Slacklines and turned full time after winning the Women’s World Cup of tricklining in Germany in 2009. Since then she hasn’t stopped performing, teaching and rigging highlines around the world. A passionate educator, and slackline community leader, Hayley is dedicated to offering others a chance to master the line, and to open the doors of highlining.
Hayley is a well known slacklining technical Author. She currently has two slackline books in print. Her most current book is part of the Falcon “How to Climb!” series titled; How to Slackline A Comprehensive Guide to Rigging and Walking Techniques for Tricklines, Longlines, and Highlines. Hayley brings all of her practical rigging experience to bear in her writing, drawing on years of experience in the field to create an easily understandable technical guide to slackline rigging. Hayley’s background is in rock climbing, and climbing rigging. She currently lives in historic Camp 4 in Yosemite Valley, splitting her time between slacklining and big wall climbing.
Current Base : Nashville, TN
Damon has been an active member of the SlackLife for several years now. His journey began in South Carolina where he got into slacklining through and eventually moved out to Boulder, CO to join the thriving trickline scene there. With a background in parkour, freerunning and freestyle rollerblading he competed in some of the biggest competitions in tricklining. The GoPro Mountain Games, Redbull Baylines, and Muscle Beach Open, just to name a few. Currently he resides in South Carolina where he spends most of his time helping grow the community by establishing highlines and by spreading the slack love. Damon is a current Adidas Terrex Grassroots Athlete as well as an Ecoxgear Ambassador.
Current Base: Jackson Hole, WY
Jason is very atypical in the slackline community. He is one of those few people that has committed to mastering every aspect of slacklining. Rigging, walking, gear design, spiritual incorporation within the practice and educating people on sound methods. He tried his first highline in Squamish, British Columbia in 2010 after playing around on ground lines for a few years. Slacklining had always been a tool to get better at rock climbing. At the time, that was his passion; climb first and recover on the slackline. On that first highline tucked away in the forest canopy he couldn't take more than 2 steps and ended up hyper extendeing both biceps' from falling and catching. He swore he would never do it again. A few years went by and a switch flipped. What he was seeking in rock climbing was easily attainable while slacklining; flow state. That's when it became an obsession and he became the most passionate advocate for safety, ethics and connection.
Jason has devoted the past 5 years of his life to slacklining; burning though relationships, jobs, friends and even people within the community because of his strong attitude and and ethics. Jason understands his purpose and is incredibly excited to continue up his amazing path. He is the Founder and Visionary of SlackTech.
If you're interested in becoming a SlackTech Pro Athlete let us know! Check out the Athlete Program page, if you if you feel you meet the requirements and can fulfill the expectations send us an application. We are always looking for talented slackliners that have a passion for sharing their specialty and can always bring the stoke!