19. June 2017

Athletes and Artists

SlackAttack promotes and supports active slackliners in and around Bern

Our slackline athletes write about their adventures in dizzying heights in the blog. Our SlackAttack artists combine slacklining, as well as juggling, in their circus practice for a unique show.

Our crew is also home to young aspiring slackliners and the first generation of slackliners from the region







SlackAttack Athletes & Artists


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Anita Jost

athlete

"Slacklining, to me, is a game between body awareness, endurance and mental strength. I connects me to all sorts of diverse people, allows me to repeatedly explore new boundaries and takes me to wonderful places. Honestly, what could be nicer than a 1" webbing and lots of air underneath my bum."

Born in Bern 1990, student of osteopathy.

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Eliane Koch

athlete, organiser

„«Just walk», am I that secure? No, I am not. I am fascinated by the synergy of the mental and the physical on the Slackline. The interplay between control and looseness challenges me time and time again. To experience this outdoors, surrounded by friends, is the essence of slacklining to me."

1994, Grew up in Neschwil, student of sports science in Bern, teaches at circus school.

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Marc Thompson

athlete, organiser, instructor

„I find a lot of joy in slacklining and the activites that surround it: Organisational challenges, good friends, inspiration for a healthy way of being and much more; variety is a given."

Born 1993 in Liestal, freelance translator and student.

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Benj Herren

athlete, organiser, instructor

„I believe that the most important thing in life is freedom. Slacklining, climbing, ski touring or simply being outside while witnessing the most beautiful sunset in the wordl, that is freedom.“

Born 1994 in Bern and studying sozial work at the moment

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Nick Müller

athlete

"Through the slackline I repeteadly find out how beautiful nature ist and how wonderful it is to spend time outside. Slacklining brings me a lot of joy and connections to good people, so I am fascinated again and again how diverse this sport is."

Born 1997 in Bern.

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Fabian Heussler

athlete, organiser

„My goal is to experience as many interesting things as possible. Alpine slackline projects with friends, rock climbing or travels are my motivation to work hard in my education or work to be able to afford that in the future.“

Born 1993 in Kenia and studying biology in Basel at the moment

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Allesandro Franscini

artist

"I am fascinated by the diverse way of moving the body. I spend every free minute travelling the world with my slackline and my juggling toys in my backpack and performing street shows. The community that surrounds slacklining inspires me immensely."

Born 1994 in Lugano, studying sports science in Bern

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Manuel Schürch

artist

"Throuh slacklining I often succeed to live in the moment. All everyday troubles and stress vanish. It is a very fulfilling experience to improve your balance and to become more and more secure. You are out in nature with sympathetic people and enjoy your freedom."

Bron 1987 in Bern.


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Slackline Youth


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Aron Andrijanic

athlete

„I've been slacklining since 2012 and am proud to be one of the youngest to send 100m longlines in the world and to hold the former 124m record in Human-Longlining"

Born 2002 in Bern.


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Slackline Old School


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Thomas Buckingham

organiser, rigger, athlete

Founding member of SlackAttack, Swiss Slackline and the International Slackline Assocation. Author of diverse recommendations concerning slacklining. Many years as a co-organiser of the Bern City Slack festival, as well as the Transalp Waterline tour.
Born 1983 in inner Switzerland, slacklining since 2007.

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Yves Hueber

athlete

„Its all in your head“ - Founding member of SlackAttack, Owner of slacklines.ch. (Slacklines Marti & Hueber 2007-2012).

Born 1979 in Bern, slacklining since 2007

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Oliver Schertenleib

juggler, videographer

Juggling is my daily routine. Responsible for spectacular video and photo captures.

Born a long time ago in Bern, slacklining since 2008