Intro about me and how I fell into the world of 5.10 :)
In case you don’t know me, my name is Brenden Gebhart. I was raised in Pennsylvania and Michigan, and moved out to Arizona for college. I had always been pretty crazy, climbing everything in sight, free running, backflipping off of buildings – the usual madman stuff. When I got to Arizona, I dropped straight into the climbing scene, and with that came the slacklining. Being a gymnast, I naturally took to tricklining. I was landing backflips on the line within the first week. I was getting pretty good, when an unfortunate/fortunate event took place. My slackline hardware malfunctioned and tore into my hands. I emailed the company that I got it from and they reimbursed me with more slacklines. I asked them about what shoes are usually worn for intense tricklining…which led me to 5.10.