Slacklining is a practice in balance that uses nylon or polyester webbing tensioned between two anchor points. First you’ll learn just to keep standing on the line, but soon you’ll learn some tricks as well. The USC organises the course and jams in cooperation with Slacktivity Slacklines.


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Slacklining at the USC: how does it work?

Slacklining course

  • The course is 9 classes of 1.5 hours.
  • For beginners and advanced.
  • First you’ll learn to balance and walk. Soon static tricks will follow, like the knee drop, and lying on the slackline.
  • You will be learning dynamic movements as well, such as jumping on the line and the famous butt- and chestbounce.
  • In case of nice weather we slackline outside.

Check out this nice video of slacklining at the USC!

USC instructor

Frank Hemmes is the USC instructor for slacklining. He is an ALO student and one of the regular instructors at Slacktivity.

Crossover with other sports

Slacklining adresses your ‘core stability’, and by doing so you’ll be using muscles you did not even know existed. Top athletes use the slackline to train their balance and to train the tendons of their knees and ankles. Slacklining is a very effective training for balance sports like (kite) surfing, gymnastics, climbing.


Are you a sports fanatic? Are you interested in various sports? The USC passe-partout is the right thing for you! This membership comprises a whole lot of different sports. Slacklining is part of the passe-partout.


Universum, Slacklining course, 14 Feb 19.15

Category I € 45,-

Category II € 67.50

Category III € 90,-

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Starting dates courses*
Period 1: in the week starting 9 September 2019
Period 2: in the week starting 18 November 2019
Period 3: in the week starting 10 February 2020
Period 4: in the week starting 20 April 2020
* Sales start Monday, 5 weeks prior to the starting dates above


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