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[[F.C.L. Bosman|Bosman]], 1928[http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/bosm012dram01_01/]: p. 227.
[[F.C.L. Bosman]], 1928[http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/bosm012dram01_01/]: p. 227.
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Walking on the Slack Rope is a acrobatic skill, like Tight Rope walking, and is often used by acrobats, clowns and comedians as a circus, music hall or vaudeville act. According to Bosman, 1928[1]: p.227), it was particularly popular in the mid-1800s in South Africa. See for example Monsieur Dupree (1833).

A modern form of the slack rope walking is an "extreme sport" version, which arose in the late 1970s, and the activity is today called "Slacklining"[2].

See also: Tight Rope walking (or funambulism).




F.C.L. Bosman, 1928[3]: p. 227.

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