Faith Dickey

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Occupation Slackliner
Introduction There is a good reason no one can agree on the definition of Slackline. Is it a sport, an Art or an exercise? Maybe it is all of them, and for me it is a lifestyle. What began as a summer activity in my hometown has turned into a life-changing, mind-altering addiction. A year after beginning slackline I came to Europe to travel and met some people who were taking it to the next levels: Longlining and Highlining. Longlining invokes extended focus-times, endurance and control despite the elements. To keep your mind focused on one feat for such a long time is a new challenge for the human mind. My current longline best and the female world record is 222m (728ft) OS OW. Highlining took everything I thought I knew about fear and threw it into the sky. To stand on one inch webbing stretched across a void, with all exposure penetrating your vision and unhinging your brain, every iota of your being is telling you not to be there. This is fear and each step across that line pushes it slowly away. I set the female world record for Highlining length at 266ft(81m), record for height was in the Swiss Alps at 4000ft (1200m) from the valley. I have 18 free solos, the longest is 26m.
Favorite Movies Amelie, Novo, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Wet Hot American Summer, Superbad, The Edukators, Goodbye Lennin, Tuvalu, War Dance
Favorite Books East of Eden (Steinbeck), The Crossing (Cormac McCarthy), Letters to a Young Poet (Rilke), The Great Gatsby(F. Scott Fitzgerald), Ishmael(Daniel Quinn), The Fountainhead(Ayn Rand)Cities of the Plain, The Road (McCarthy)