Fruita, Colorado-based geologist Terry Acomb is the Yoda of slacklining. He was an early guide in the sport who helped discover the highlining mecca the Fruit Bowl near Moab, Utah, and he co-founded the now infamous GGBY, a Thanksgiving celebration that combines highlining, BASE jumping and human expression each November in the desert. His home, which sits amid a network of perches and lines, is a magnet for climbers and slackliners from around the country. And when he says “I’m going to be slacklining when I’m 85,” you don’t doubt it. In this film, Acomb reflects on the sport’s tight-knit community, its innovations and the individuals who are driving the golden age of the slacklining.
- Max Lowe