Birth Date: July 4, 1990
Current Location: Traveling Europe
Sponsors: Slackline Industries
Slackline Discipline: Trickline
When did you start slacklining?
I started in 2013
What kept you hooked?
I saw the video of the “Flying Frenchies,” and I wanted to do highlining at first but the conditions weren’t right in Venezuela so I just went for tricklining.
What is your proudest accomplishment in slacklining?
Landing the Baximus was one of my proudest accomplishments, but other than that it’s just the satisfaction of progression in general.
Tell us a little bit about the slackline scene in your hometown.
A good slackline day would be to meet up with a bunch of friends, rig at least 2 lines, and the slackline until I can’t even walk. You just slack and slack and slack until you can’t do it anymore. In Caracas, I usually go until 9 pm because after that it usually got a little dangerous in the streets.
What is your favorite trick?
People have told me I have a really weird back bounce, like a “turtle back bounce.” But it’s my favorite trick so I do at least 200-300 per session.
You’re in Europe now, what are you up to?
I’ve been traveling in Spain and Portugal for about a month. I’m actually an architect, so I will be starting an internship in Berlin for the next 6 months. Right now all the slackliners in Berlin are walking all these crazy longlines that are loose and long, so I’ll have to try to convert the longliners to tricklining.
Do you have any slackline goals?
My dream would be to walk a really high highline and then BASE jump from the middle. I think it will take a lot of training to get to that point but I would love to do it, even in 10 years. I don’t have to be the best trickliner, but I just want to travel with the community and hang out with all these cool international people. It’s amazing that you can meet slackliners from other countries and immediately become best friends.