VIDEO: Professional slackliner shows off skills at Lady Bird Lake

Professional slackliner shows off skills at Lady Bird Lake (KXAN Photo/ Paul Shelton)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — People at Lady Bird Lake got quite the show Monday night.

Professional slackliner, Faith Dickey, promoted her sport giving lake go-ers an unforgettable performance. From waterlining on the boardwalk off East Riverside to slacklining over the lake, Dickey showed off her daring skills.

Slacklining is the sport of walking on a flat rope between two points. Unlike a tight rope like you might see at the circus, a slackline moves and bounces around. This means it is much more difficult to teeter your way across.

“When you set up a slackline over water it’s more challenging because the water moves and you see the reflection of the sun on the surface and it throws you off balance,” said Dickey.

She is the first woman to reach the 100 meter length in high-lining and holds several world records. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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