In short: new pro athletes! Red Bull and Alex Mason! World Slackline Masters! Skoda and GIBBON at Outdoor 2016!
Hi fellow primates! It´s hot outside and summer vibes are all around. We have already had an amazing summer with everyone enjoying the slackseason! Here an overview of what has been happening so far:
We are proud to announce our two new Pro Athletes: Teruto Tanaka and Haruki Kinoshita!
A short introduction:
Japan is the hot spot right now for new and upcoming talents already outperforming each other at an age where most are proud to enjoy simply balancing. With all athletes of the new generation it can clearly be seen that the school of Grand Slack Master GAPPAI is bearing its fruits and the riders are coming out with a super clean style and technical manoeuvers of the highest level. And for two of the Japanese Slackline Team Members it is finally their time to join our international Pro Team.
In 2014, at a mere 12 years of agen Teruto, together with his father Takeo (also a Trickliner), had already been touring around Europe and showing off his potential. Last year he was invited to perform on the German TV Show “Super Kids” and amazed everyone including Felix Neureuther (World Class Slalom Skier) who was part of the judges. This year, at the ripe age of 14, Teruto has finally made his breakthrough and raged all through the summer contests in the US and in Europe.
In 2015 for the first time in Europe, Haruki has inspired many people with his fast learning and understanding that Tricklining is not just about sticking the tricks but also about how and in what combination you stick them. Aside winning national contests in Japan, Haruki has claimed 1st place at the X-Games Slackline Demo Contest in Austin, Texas, won this year’s Natural Games and, together with Teruto, claimed victory at the World Slackline Masters Team Battle!
We are looking forward to following and supporting their progress and are excited to see in what way they will play their role in developing the sport of tricklining.