Low V

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Low V
Type: coordination game, trust building game
Number of players: at least eight
Location: between trees
Equipment: two slacklines or similar
Duration: 20 to 30 minutes
Preparation: prepare the slacklines
Low V, with too few people guaranteeing the security, unfortunately

The Low V is a coordination game for two players that is played on slacklines (or ropes) suspended between trees. You need several players ensuring the security of the two active participants.

In contrast to the game High V you can play the Low V without any professional security equipment (like in a high ropes course). However, you still need to ensure the security of your participants. Ensure that several players are always securing the active participants, catching them if they fall off the slacklines.


  • two slacklines (or ropes, or similar)
  • at least three stronger trees, standing in a triangle a few meters apart


The slacklines are suspended between the trees. They should form a "V". The slacklines should not bee too high, usually in the height of the waist of your participants.


Two players step onto the slackline, where they meet at one tree. They hold each other's hands, facing each other, each of them standing on his own slackline. Their fingers should not be interleaved, so their grip can easily be loosened (in case of falling down).

Several other participants should provide security. One should be standing behind each player (to catch him if he falls down backwards), and at least two for each player should stand inside the V to catch them if they fall down on the inside.

Once the security is prepared, the players start to move towards the open end of the V. While doing so, their feet move farther away from each other. The players have to lean inside, trusting the other player to stabilize him. They could not do this on their own, but always need the other player to support him. Which team can move furthest?

Hint: The task usually gets simpler, if their hands don't meet in front of their chest, but above their heads. The system becomes more stable then!