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About us

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What is Ru-Slack?

Well beyond being both the UK's leading and longest running slackline delivery organisation....


Ru-Slack is a social enterprise with the aim of creating social capital by developing and educating people through the medium of Slacklining


As a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and a proud member of The Institute for Outdoor Learning our goal is to encourage people outside into their environment to engage in something real, with real emotion, real consequence, real purpose and potential to reach beyond themselves, leading to positive affirmation and personal development.

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How did you come to be?

Ru-Slacks inception came back in 2011, after carrying out research into the use of slacklining as a possible tool to engage young people who were ether at risk of, or who were, offending. 


Not only did we see some fantastic results but we could also see a clear opportunity to use this new and exciting activity as an educational tool to improve the lives of those around us.

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What's your experience ?

As both the UK's leading and longest running slackline delivery organisation; we can lay claim to numerous firsts and achievements both at home and abroad but also too many to list here, so below you will find a little list of what we think makes us special.


Among us, we hold backgrounds in providing mainstream education and a variety of outdoor adventurous activities to all manner of clients. They range from university groups to family activity days, from primary school children with SEN & EBD to teenage, socially excluded youth. With this, we bring extensive experience of not only the hard skills needed to facilitate slacklining and other outdoor based activities in a safe and proficient manner, but also some of the softer skills needed to facilitate an area that encourages participants' own development in a supportive environment.


Achievements

  • Worked with 100,000 people (As off Aug 2017).
  • First organisation to work with schools to incorporate slacklining into their everyday curriculum.
  • We operated the first and only Waterline at a public event here in the UK. 
  • Cranked slacklines in over 11 different countries from the UK into Europe and further afield in the Middle East. 
  • Designed and delivered the first diversionary crime prevention programs, delivered on behalf of Plymouth City Council and Devon & Cornwall constabulary.  
  • Provided slacklining activities and performance at major UK festivals. 
  • Pushed slacklining into the outdoor education industry with our workshops at events such as the Institute of Outdoor Learning (IOL) regional conferences
  • We are current sponsors and supporters of Plymouth University's Adventure & Expo Society. 

Awards / Social Enterprise proof

  • University of St Mark & St John, Best Business start up 2013.
  • Alumni of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
  • As seen on the Natwest Se100 Index.
  • Peoples awards 2017, Inception (Silver).

Some of our team

Ben

Time with Ru-Slack: 7 Years

Favorite type of slacklining:

Rodeo

PB: 102m Longline

Jamie

Time with Ru-Slack: 7 Years

Favorite type of slacklining:

Tricklining

Fav slack experience:

Performing at Nass festival 

Ollie

Time with Ru-Slack: 7 Years

Favorite type of slacklining:

Rodeo

Fav slack experience:

When I first met the community at the highline meet in N Wales

Arron

Time with Ru-Slack: 1.5 Years

Favorite type of slacklining:

Highlining

PB: 98m Longline

2017 UK Speedlining Third Place

Erin

Time with Ru-Slack: 4 Years

Favorite type of slacklining:

Waterlining

PB: 45M on 1 inch

Iain

Time with Ru-Slack: 3 Years

Favorite type of slacklining:

Longlining

PB: 120m Longline

2017 UK Longlining Semi-Finalist

-Some of Our Clients-

Support the Ru-Slack Mission

Your support & contributions will fund our mission and enable us to  spread the word about slacklining whilst continuing to run slackline programmes; free at the point of delivery.

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