Slacklining debuts new scoring format

7th June, 2015 by

By John LaConte

VAIL — Competitive slacklining made its debut as an objectively judged competition at this year’s GoPro Mountain Games, to rave reviews from competitors.While people have been using slacklines for decades, the competition aspect is relatively new to the sport. When the Mountain Games introduced it several years ago, and up until this year, a team of judges would evaluate and assign a score to a competitor’s performance based on overall impression. This year, every trick is scored and totaled to determine a winner. Competitors were given two attempts to lay down their best run on the slackline, with the score …

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