Slacklining craze sweeps Lincolnshire
Lincoln has seen its fair share of crazes.
Owling saw youngsters perching on railings to mimic the bird's pose and milking saw punters pouring pints of the white stuff over their heads.
But it seems another craze is now sweeping the county.
The new sport of slacklining is like tightrope walking, only the rope which is fixed between two points is left loose.
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It means thrill-seekers can wobble and bounce their way across the line, or perform tricks.
And the sport now seems to be taking off in Lincoln. New club Lincoln Slackline now meets every Thursday, at different sites across the city.
Its Facebook page already has almost 100 "likes" after being set up a month and a half ago.
Co-founder Sophie Karaer, 24, says it is a recognised sport.
"It is kind of like tight-rope walking but rather than being tight it bounces so people can 'trickline' on it," she said.
"Me and my friend set up the Facebook group and messaged to see if anyone wanted to join in, and a few people messaged saying they were already doing it in Lincoln."
Similar sports had previously prompted safety worries in case lines injured unsuspecting passers-by.
But the organisers behind Lincoln Slackline say it is completely safe and the lines are never left unattended.
"We don't leave them up anywhere, we are always around them. We don't leave them out we just put them up and then take them down after," Sophie said. We stay with them so there is no real danger.
"As far as we areaware we don't need permission to do it, it is not damaging trees and there is no criminal activity. We are just using public space."
In a twist of coincidence, a Lincoln graduate has already started a business based on the sport.
Jan Kaeding graduated in 2002 and went on to co-found Gibbon Slacklines, which has now gone global.
Sophie added: "We have got a lot of people getting into it and liking the page. People ask about it all the time."
The club meets every Thursday at varying locations around the city at 6.30pm. More information can be found on www.facebook.com/Lincoln Slackline