Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Well, I'm off to southern Thailand to develop new THAI-lines and explore the world of deep water soloing with an amazing group of 11 US highliners/climbers, and my loving girlfriend Alli. Braden Mayfield will be hosting this group of monkeys at his home on the island of Koh Yao Noi, about an hour and a half distance from the infamous limestone walls of Ton Sai, for the next 7 weeks where many adventures are sure to be had! I will be documenting the trip as the designated videographer while the talented photographer Jared Alden will capture it through his lenses as part of a business agreement with Balance Community (balancecommunity.com), the leading slackline supplier and innovator of slackline gear based out of California. The owner, and great friend, Jerry Miszewski was so kind as to donate a combined length of 750' of webbing for this expedition, so much thanks to the support and love Jerry.... Be on the lookout for the new Thai-lining sponsored video and photos which will tell of the story's trip accomplishments and experiences sometime after we return in mid-April.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Slacklining has officially been exposed to the mainstream media/society in a BIG way via Andy Lewis's most recent accomplishment as a professional slackliner at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. It is said that over 114 million viewers were witness to Andy's acrobatic toga act which came with a smooch from Madonna herself! Props my friend, this is sure to be a first for any slacker throughout the world... Undoubtedly this will bring a greater awareness and wider audience to the sport of tricklining, and of course slacklining, as a whole.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Another great addition to Grant Thompson's ever expanding list of highline shorts. They seem to get better and better with time and experience around the slacklife. I am so incredibly psyched to support such vision, especially coming from such a driven and inspiring friend, and there will certainly be more to come from this young and talented videographer/highliner. Best to you Grant and thanks for sharing your vision with us all!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
This video was filmed and edited by Christen Hepuakoa Marquez who by a chance happening stumbled upon the sight that is J Tree when highliners have invaded during the new years time. This short film documents the general feel of this unique desert environment to the serenading music of Grant Thompson. The featured highliners are Grant Thompson himself and Brian Mosbaugh.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The psyche continues to grow and the vision is spreading with Owen Roth's short film about the Humboldt slackline scene... This brings great joy to my heart for my fellow slackers in the moment and the next generation of balanced athletes to come.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
An awesome montage of footage from the most recent desert gathering in Moab, Utah. Grant Thompson continues to spread his beautiful images intertwined with his musical talents in a way that only he could... Sit back and enjoy these glimpses of the desert landscape and the amazing balance athletes that dance above its glory and give praise to life.