December 21, 2015 Comments (8) Adventure Guides

Slackline – An Adventure Guide

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Slacklining

Slacklining is a sport that has been around since the 70’s but is currently gaining huge popularity in Europe, America and the world. Slackline came to Bali in 2012 and has been growing ever since. Bali has a small yet very active slackline community and even if you are a total beginner,  you most certainly can join in.

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Slackline, Bali, Renon park
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Slackline in Renon Park

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If you have your own slackline then there are plenty of areas suitable for this just beware that you will have people from everywhere interested and wanting to give it a go. The main meeting place for Bali Slackline is Thursdays at 4pm in Papuan Badung park. The park is big and has a lot of trees so you can string up a few lines and go from there. The other park in Denpasar is Renon, but with trees spaced far apart it can be difficult for beginners. If you are into longline then this park is perfect and you can rig 100m ++ lines easily. Lately, the Bali Slackline crew have been setting up here almost on a daily basis, when the rain stays away and there is always a 35-40m line to walk. 

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100m longline between 2 football goals in Renon park. Photo Defit Pradipta

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There are some spots on the beach in Kuta and Sanur but you will have to be careful here as the security will most likely tell you to take it down.

 

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Other secret spots for slackline are in Nyang Nyang beach in the south near Uluwata and also Padang Padang beach. The latter is often busy so early morning is the best time just be wary that that rocks here are VERY sharp so some sort of protection will be needed so you don’t destroy your slackline in the process.

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Nyang Nyang beach is a beautiful place and puts on the most spectacular sunset. You have to walk around 15-20 minutes to reach the beach but once you’re there you have the whole place to yourself. There are 2 ship wrecks where you can attach your line with one having a piece of drift wood as an anchor but for more stability a sand anchor will be needed for one end. If you have a longline then you can go between the 2 ship wrecks and have a beautiful line.

Slackline, Bali, Sunset, Nyang Nyang beach
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 Shipwreck line at Nyang Nyang beach, Uluwatu. Photo by Dani Rixon

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There is one spot in the north of the island called Secret Garden which has a beautiful waterline over a fresh water pool that is up to 6m deep. It’s the perfect spot to relax as it’s often in the shade and limited amounts of people visit this beautiful area.

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        Line info – The line is 30m long and there are 2 rocks as anchors. You will need 2 x 3m span sets or even just some 10mm rope looped as an anchor.

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There are also plenty of options for beach lines you just need to lash together some bamboo and bring a shovel along to make some anchors and you can make some pretty awesome lines.

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Another great beach is Pantai Tegal Wangi, a beautiful north west facing bay with natural rocks that make the perfect anchors for a beach line. The length ranges from 20m+ but don’t forget to bring protection for your line as the rock here is very sharp and you’ll have to contend with the wedding and couple photographers at sunset. This is also close to the Jimbaran cliff jump spot when at high tide, becomes an adventure playground.

 

There have been some requests as to where to buy a line in Bali but unfortunately, Slacklines are not held in any of the adventure stores on the island. If you do come to Bali without a line the only option is to join the Bali slack liners and they are very friendly and will be most welcoming towards you. 

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Ryan Mazure is an adventure seeker, photographer and creator of the Bali Adventure Guide.

8 Responses to Slackline – An Adventure Guide

  1. Sonia says:

    Hi!
    Very interesting article.
    You know if we can buy a slackline in bali? In the area of Canggu/Kuta?
    Many thanks.

    • Ryan Mazure says:

      Hi Sonia,

      The only way to buy a slack line in Bali is to get one off the internet or bring one with you before you come. It’s very difficult to find them but hopefully the adventure stores will start to stock them soon. If you don’t mind the travel to Denpasar its really great to get in touch with the Bali Slackline guys, they are a cool crew and always happy for people to join them :)

      • Sarah says:

        I am hoping a friend is arriving in Bali this week and is bringing a line with them, are you still meeting Thursdays at 4pm in Papuan Badung park? Total beginner but plan on being able to set one up where I live in Sanur and giving it a go, and practice, practice, practice

        • Ryan Mazure says:

          Hey Sarah, Yeah that’s cool the Slackline community welcomes everyone and there are lines to suit all levels. The place has actually changed to Renon Park. The meeting place is usually on Jalan Kusuma Atmaja near the volley ball courts. If you get stuck you can message Wahyu at this Facebook address https://www.facebook.com/lucfifer.master and he is usually there every afternoon when it isn’t raining.

  2. Jane says:

    Hi there, the other day I saw a krisbow slackline in Bali… do you know where I might be able to buy one of these? Many thanks!

    • Ryan Mazure says:

      Hi Jane,

      There are no slackline shops in Bali so the only way is to bring one from overseas or buy one off the internet. If you have any questions about where to buy them from check out the Slackline Bali Facebook page :)

  3. Rani says:

    Hey I am interested in this stuff I am a total beginer , please tell me if there s number of the organizer of this community ?

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