Birth Date: November 2, 1993
Current Location: Santiago, Chile
Sponsors: Slackline Industries
Slackline Discipline: Trickline, Longline, Highline
When did you start slacklining?
End of 2010.
What keeps you interested in slacklining?
It took all my attention. I had to be completely focused to stay on the line for more than 2 seconds. The first day I was hooked; I stayed there for 8 hours! It was love at first sight. The endless possibilities kept me hooked.
What is your proudest accomplishment in slacklining?
Man, that’s a vast question. But I think my proudest accomplishment was finding something I’m passionate about and staying determined over the years. All the pain has been worth it.
What’s unique about the “Aimonkey” style?
To Chilean slackliners, flow is more important than anything else. A huge inspiration was Carlos Zuniga, who inspired me to stay on the feet-to-feet tricks. I have focused more on tricks that I love and that I think are stylish rather than on big flips and spins. I prefer more technical tricks that are really complex than a Double Buttflip, no offense to Double Buttflips. Less is more.
What’s an average training day in Chile?
Most of the time I train over grass about 3 times a week for 3-6 hours a day. I train with the Slacker crew, and since it’s illegal to slackline in Chile we have to rotate through spots so we don’t get shut down. Besides that, I travel to the beach to slackline as much as possible, which is heaven!