Dean Potter Slack-lines Across China Canyon
Created: 2012-04-24 16:04 EST
American daredevil Dean Potter successfully walks a 130-foot long slack line across a canyon in Hubei province, China. Potter uses no safety equipment as he crosses Enshi Canyon at an altitude of 6,000 feet.
A slack line is similar to a tight rope, with one big difference—it’s not tight. Slack-lining thus requires the walker to react and stabilize their balance as the line wobbles around.
Originally from New Hampshire, Potter was an early pioneer of slack-lining. He completed numerous high lines in Yosemite National Park in the United States—sometimes with a harness to catch him, sometimes with just a parachute, and sometimes with no protection at all.
Potter had several attempts before successfully completing his line in China. After some nail biting moments, he made it to the safety of firm ground.