Engineering | Rigging | Safety
In 1993 I was born in Rosenheim and grew up in the alpine upland. I have been fascinated by alpine sports ever since childhood. This way I first went climbing and later I started highlining, especially as the combination of the two sports has always attracted me a lot. As the sport, when I began doing it, was still very young and hardly known in Germany, I developed slackline equipment myself. First I manufactured it only for myself, then for friends and finally for other slackine producers. At that time I was able to work in my father's mechanical engineering firm, whereas today I have my own workshop, in which I can realize my ideas for our products thanks to a 3D printer, a CNC shaping machine and CAD software.
I am responsible for both product development and planning and organization of the set up of our slackline projects.
Projects I've been involved with:
Rigging the longest (217 m) and at the same time highest (247 m) urban highline line was almost as demanding as the walk itself, which tested Alex limits and for which he needed all his experiences.
650 meters long & 200 meters high – a storm blowing hard at 100 km/h impeded Alex from crossing the longest nylon slackline in the French Auvergne at first.
As a part of the festivities regarding the 25th anniversary of Ötzi (5300 year old mummy found on the glacier above the lake) Alex cruised 535 m over the beautiful Vernagt lake.
Epic slackline adventure on defense towers from World War II in the North Sea.
Only as a team and with lots of digging could the longest slackline of the world be realized successfully in a chinese desert.
A highline between two cable cars at Zugspitze 2800 m above sea level. Walking between swinging cable cars 150 m over the glacier was a unique experience for Alexander Schulz and Niklas Winter.
With this urban highline between Pfeifturm and Moritzkirche in Ingolstadt we rigged the first slackline at, respectively over, a German church.
In the Bavarian Alpes Alex walked a 140-meter-long highline in summer 2013 breaking the highline world record.