Waterlining in Lübeck

The summer finally reached Germany. And as every year with good temperatures the wind, which makes us watersport addicts so happy, is vanishing. Anyways there are many other things one can do even if there is no wind at all. For example Stand Up Paddling, Freeclimbing, Wakeboarding or Slacklining. And this is what we did this weekend!

 

I gathered some friends and met at a local lake in Lübeck. We placed a grill, got three slacklines up on the land and strained one over the lake. It was 25m of pure joy to walk this great line and if you fail the refreshing water welcomes you. We even had some great musicians dropping in and enjoyed great life music while slacking, talking and having a cool beer.

 

As the last time I was filming a little bit with my new Rollei Bullet HD and there will be a slack movie pretty soon – so stay tuned and lets hope for some wind soon! Photos are courtesy of Stev Dumröse!

 

Fuck winter, go slacklining!

This was the kickstarter event for my “Fuck winter, go …” series. The idea is to start all the fun summer stuff again and stop caring about this long and cold winter that holds us back. For more information check my last blog post.

 

So today I met with Simon and Stev at our local slack spot in Lübeck. Of course covered by a lot of snow and we even had a snowman near by haha. Then we got into our Snowboarding suits and put some neoprene boots on to stay warm. We decided to span the line for it’s full 25m – quite a tough start for the first session. Anyways the body remembers the movements and techniques really fast and it was a blast to slack through this all white winter scenery. We even had some snow fall while we were on the line.

 

A lot of people walked by asking what the hell we were doing here in the snow and stopped watching at our misplaced activity. In the end I must say. Crashing in the snow is a lot softer than on the ground during summer and it was not cold at all because slacking keeps you warm. So go out and have fun guys! And stay tuned for the next events which will cover kiting, SUP and a lot more!

 

Rock climbing and waterlining

Finally found some time for a little entry here, had some very busy days behind me. Basicly I have a lot to do learning for my exams at the university. Got a lot of courses that want a lot of attention this semester haha. Anyways found some time to get on the rock of the Ith last week. We had four days on the camping ground in Lüerdissen. During the day climbing in the shade, as the sun was really burning like hell and afterwards getting to the nearby lake, spanning a waterline and having some dinner. To put it in a nutshell a intense weekend, which pushed my climbing a lot as I managed to do some of the classics over there.

 

After I got back I spend some days in Lübeck, learning and doing some fun stuff like spanning some 25m waterlines at a public lake. Still now pretty stoked about the feeling when you finish the never ending walk above the water. Got some people dropping in and watching the spectacle. We also spanned a 10m line for beginners to get the people into the addictive world of slack lining.

 

And in the next days we got some fun events for you. I will be in Pelzerhaken for the next two days working behind the bar for the Surfers Afterglow party – Ready to serve you some delicious Cuba Libre hehe and on Sunday there will be a SUP charity contest called Stand Up 4 Kids. I hope to see you all there guys, now have to get back to learning.