20 Foot Slack Line 14 weeks after TBI

April 20th, 2011 by Conor

I was hanging out around the dining room table a little earlier this evening when along came a video from Danny. I didn’t really know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised to watch things develop. At first I could see was a a thumbs up followed by some manpris darting off to the background. I recognized the birch tree on the left part of the screen as a tree from the house we grew up in back home in New Hampshire. I know from my last time home that there is still a slack line set up that has been there for a long time now. Danny was about to attempt a slackline that I wouldn’t even want to be in period. I was a little nervous when I watched him hop on. Much to my surprise, that was the only time for the remainder of the video that he would look even remotely off balance.

For those of you that don’t know a slack line is a basically a 1 inch wide nylon tight rope- It’s not easy to walk on. I can’t even understand why someone would want to walk on one in the first place. I have never had amazing balance and therefore a reason to want to challenge myself to the degree of slack lining. Danny has amazing balance; hence his successful career snowboarding and desire to walk on a slack line for fun. Needless to say Danny crushed it.

A little while ago I talked with him on the phone and he told me that this was his 2nd attempt on the slack line since his injury. The first one was successful and took place just before he recorded this clip. This was his first attempt with the camera recording him.

Sorry for the poor quality but it’s just a video that Danny sent to me.

Awesome work DCT! Great to have you back!

~Conor

4 Responses to “20 Foot Slack Line 14 weeks after TBI”

  1. Kathy (Josh's Mom) Says:

    Although I’m proud of you, Danny, does your mother know you are doing this? I would break your neck! LOL! Love you!

  2. Ellen Shea Says:

    Yup I was definitely there. Watching and waiting with great anticipation. And reserve, naturally.

  3. Carol Says:

    Heyyyy????? Where’s your helmet??????!!!!
    xxoo

  4. Sarah Says:

    I watched kids on campus do this all the time and I thought it was stupid because they could never do it. But you NAILED it! That is absolutely incredible :) So amazing!!

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