About us

A Ru-Slack festival events team

What is Ru-Slack?

Well beyond being both the UK's leading & 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 the only education partner to the 

(ISA) International Slackline Association

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.

a lady sitting on a slackline

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 either 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.

A performer standing sideways on a highline

What's your experience ?

As both the UK's leading & longest running slackline delivery organisation and  the ISA's (International Slackline  Association) first and only Education partner; 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. Skip to the bottom of the page to see who else believes in us!


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

  • The World's first Education Partner to the ISA (International Slackline Association). 
  • Worked with 135,000 people (As of Dec 2019).
  • 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 12 different countries from the UK into Europe and further afield in the Middle East and Asia. 
  • Designed and delivered the first diversionary crime prevention programmes, delivered on behalf of Plymouth City Council and Devon & Cornwall constabulary.  
  • Provided slacklining activities and performances 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

Jamie

A slackliner performing a yoga pose.

Time with Ru-Slack: 8 Years

Favorite type of slacklining:

Tricklining

Fav slack experience:

Performing at Nass festival 

Ben

A performer during a highline performance at a festival

Time with Ru-Slack: 8 Years

Favorite type of slacklining:

Rodeo

PB: 102m Longline

Chill

A slackliner pulling a pose on a leashed waterline.

Time with Ru-Slack: 2 Seasons

Favorite type of slacklining:

Surfing 

Fav slack experience:

Walking a highline above the clouds


Kali

kali, an Ru-Slack team member playing on a slackline

Time with Ru-Slack: 5 Years

Favorite type of slacklining:

Rodeolining

Fav slack trick:

Surfing shoulder stand

Jack

Jack and kali doing some static tandem moves on a slackline in london

Time with Ru-Slack: 2 seasons

Favorite type of slacklining:

Highlining  

Fav slack experience:

Highlining on the Cuillin Ridge, Skye 

Rach

a trapeze artist on a aerial trapeze

Time with Ru-Slack: 3 Years

Favorite type of slacklining:

Tricklining with a twist

Fav slackline trick:

3 Hoops on a line

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-Just some of our clients-

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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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