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Dosko's picture
Dosko
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wow, i have no idea what they're doin, but it looks cool!!

rogahar's picture
rogahar
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This looks entirely like the kind of game which originated when somebody was playing Frisbee while drunk or stoned, and the line "Hey, you know what would, like, make this SO AWESOME...?" was uttered by someone. :P

FunkyTuba's picture
FunkyTuba
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thanks for the comic! :D

paralian's picture
paralian
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I used to think I had good balance, and I really want to try this sometime.

joglan's picture
joglan
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I think that game would be best played with a beer in an open cup in one hand....and you have to chug if you spill any.  I don't see too many rounds of that game being involved but damn I wanna try!!!!

Dethe's picture
Dethe
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I saw some folks with a tightrope (or slack rope?) over by the Aquatic Centre the other day. Same group?

Jam's picture
Jam
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Slackrope is definitely gaining popularity, I *think* among climbers in particular. Because climbing just isn't challenging enough, I guess :P

Chirishman's picture
Chirishman
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Found your comic from Questionable Content by the way and just finished reading the archives, I've been smiling and linking strips to my friends the whole time. I wanted to you on your recent marriage and wish you a happy and prosperous future together.

On the subject of slacklining I have a bit of firsthand knowledge to share:

It is getting more popular in the northwestish area of the US at least. I spent a year in Washington state (7 miles south of the border, right south of Trail) in 2008 and while I was there I did some rock climbing in the Cabinet Wilderness in Montana with a guide. I was introduced to slacklining one evening during the trip by our licensed guide who showed us some photos of himself doing it over some pretty absurd drops.

The basic idea is that it's a pretty easy goof off/break activity to lug with you while rockclimbing because it involves mostly a lot of the same gear/safety equipment, although you do need to bring webbing and a ratchet. It appeals to the same type of people who like rockclimbing to begin with. Mostly what the slackliners do in parks and other small drops is practice falling and catching oneself on the rope, and practice stunts like backflips and other such things.

I can see frisbee being good practice recovering and keeping your balance (and catching yourself) although it wouldn't be possible to do it at actual altitude due to wind D:

Unfortunately I don't know anyone back east here who is into slacklining because I'd definitely like to try it again.


On a note unrelated to the current comic but a related note to Canadaness, I was so close to the border that we got was Canadian radio. With no cable or satelite TV and limited books I spent my year on that farm listening to CBC radio 1 and I highly suspect that you shifty Canadians are beaming some kind of mind control waves over the radio 'cause damned if I don't still miss listening to CBC. White Coat, Black Art, The Age of Persuasion, Q with Jian Ghomeshi, I've never really been a radio person before but canadian radio rocks and you guys don't know how lucky you are, American radio sucks.

Antonyious's picture
Antonyious
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I Could Imagine If This Was Applied To Other Sports. Golf On Tightrope! Volleyball On Tightrope! Poker On Tightrope! (Oh Wait, Poker's Not A Sport. THEN WHY IS IT SHOWN ON SPORTSNET! AGGH!)

Jam's picture
Jam
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I like the way you think, friend! Poker on a tightrope would at least make it watchable...

BeamStalk's picture
BeamStalk
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Basketball on tightrope could be very interesting.

joglan's picture
joglan
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football on a tight rope would at the very least be entertaining to watch

gypsyblue's picture
gypsyblue
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I've seen people doing that at Kits beach! :D

willow85's picture
willow85
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This scene was going on almost constantly at the University of Florida a few years ago when I was in undergrad...haha.

cryxia's picture
cryxia
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:o so did Jam try?

Also, it looks like you have new hair colours...

Jam's picture
Jam
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I tried, but I'm way too uncoordinated to get very far

teahermit's picture
teahermit
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Oh no, breaking the 180 degree rule!

So I registered just to nitpick...oh well. >.>

Always love your comics though. :)

Mark Waugh's picture
Mark Waugh
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My daughter like that but I think, they are doing too foolish things.

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sece's picture
sece
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I have seen this in Portland too. Quite often in the South Park Blocks right next to PSU. :) 

andenario's picture
andenario
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Hey I have been creeping your comic for a while now (found it through QC). As an engineering student your comics have been highly amusing and hit home very often.

 

Had to sign up and post on this one though. It really is a rock climbing thing for sure as I climb a fair bit. As "Chirishman" said above its great because it's easy to bring with you and easy to set up. Also once you get the balance its fun to just dick around on. Me and my friends can just dick around for hours on it in the park with no real goal in mind. It really only takes about an hour of trying to get good enough to hold your balance surprisingly!

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