Learning the Ropes

Getting kids to put down their electronics and play outside is a no-brainer when your backyard setup includes a slackline or zipline. Ed O'Brien, founder of Brand 44, tried ziplining in Costa Rica and was inspired to create the Slackers line of slacklines and ziplines. They’re made for backyard installations and designed for kids (and adults) who are just beginning to learn the ropes. Slacklining is a fun activity that improves core strength and balance, but it takes practice. To ease the learning curve, Ed designed an overhead training line that kids can grab if they need help balancing. Once they learn the basics, kids can try more advanced tricks. To make his ziplines more accommodating for beginners, Ed added a seat so kids can zip between the trees with a little extra support. Brand 44 is dedicated to making outdoor activities more accessible to everyone, and the Colorado company’s slacklines and ziplines are a fun way to outfit your backyard for adventure without getting too extreme. But be warned: Getting kids off the lines might be tough once they discover how much fun they are.

Slackers

Slack and Ziplines

Learning the Ropes

Getting kids to put down their electronics and play outside is a no-brainer when your backyard setup includes a slackline or zipline. Ed O'Brien, founder of Brand 44, tried ziplining in Costa Rica and was inspired to create the Slackers line of slacklines and ziplines. They’re made for backyard installations and designed for kids (and adults) who are just beginning to learn the ropes. Slacklining is a fun activity that improves core strength and balance, but it takes practice. To ease the learning curve, Ed designed an overhead training line that kids can grab if they need help balancing. Once they learn the basics, kids can try more advanced tricks. To make his ziplines more accommodating for beginners, Ed added a seat so kids can zip between the trees with a little extra support. Brand 44 is dedicated to making outdoor activities more accessible to everyone, and the Colorado company’s slacklines and ziplines are a fun way to outfit your backyard for adventure without getting too extreme. But be warned: Getting kids off the lines might be tough once they discover how much fun they are.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Ed
    Ed

    Hi everyone! I'm Ed and I'm here to tell you all about slack and ziplines. These activities may sound daunting, but it's really quite easy and fun. How can I help?

  • WAYNELL
    WAYNELL
    5/10/2013 4:49 PM

    Does the line have to be higher at one tree ? Does someone have to push them to get going? Is it for a six year old and a ten year old? I am really excited about this, I have always wanted one in our yard and our Grandkids are coming on the 25th for a week. Thanks, Waynell Hoberer

  • Ed
    Ed – Special Guest
    5/10/2013 6:38 PM

    @WAYNELL

    Hey There!

    The starting point tree is usually 24"-36" higher at the starting point tree than the ending point tree. No one needs to push them as the zip line takes off once the rider steps off the ladder step. It is a great gift for 6- 10 year olds. We would suggest that the 6 year old is supervised and shown how to do it. My kids and all there friends love it. You should have it time for the visit if you choose to purchase it.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Slackers

Slack and Ziplines

Learning the Ropes

Getting kids to put down their electronics and play outside is a no-brainer when your backyard setup includes a slackline or zipline.

Ed O'Brien, founder of Brand 44, tried ziplining in Costa Rica and was inspired to create the Slackers line of slacklines and ziplines. They’re made for backyard installations and designed for kids (and adults) who are just beginning to learn the ropes.

Slacklining is a fun activity that improves core strength and balance, but it takes practice. To ease the learning curve, Ed
designed an overhead training line that kids can grab if they need help balancing. Once they learn the basics, kids can try more advanced tricks. To make his ziplines more accommodating for beginners, Ed added a seat so kids can zip between the trees with a little extra support.

Brand 44 is dedicated to making outdoor activities more accessible to everyone, and the Colorado company’s slacklines and ziplines are a fun way to outfit your backyard for adventure without getting too extreme. But be warned: Getting kids off the lines might be tough once they discover how much fun they are.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Ed
    Ed

    Hi everyone! I'm Ed and I'm here to tell you all about slack and ziplines. These activities may sound daunting, but it's really quite easy and fun. How can I help?

  • WAYNELL
    WAYNELL
    5/10/2013 4:49 PM

    Does the line have to be higher at one tree ? Does someone have to push them to get going? Is it for a six year old and a ten year old? I am really excited about this, I have always wanted one in our yard and our Grandkids are coming on the 25th for a week. Thanks, Waynell Hoberer

  • Ed
    Ed – Special Guest
    5/10/2013 6:38 PM

    @WAYNELL

    Hey There!

    The starting point tree is usually 24"-36" higher at the starting point tree than the ending point tree. No one needs to push them as the zip line takes off once the rider steps off the ladder step. It is a great gift for 6- 10 year olds. We would suggest that the 6 year old is supervised and shown how to do it. My kids and all there friends love it. You should have it time for the visit if you choose to purchase it.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.