Being Fakir, The Journey of an Eccentric Stripling

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Slacklining in India as a sport is witnessing some soaring figures over the years in terms of its practitioners. Even highlining is following in its footsteps and some undaunted athletes are continuously striving to raise the bar a little higher than before. Highlining, being an extreme balance sport, leaves no margin for error. High liners would always strive to balance the equation of ‘ERROR=ERROR 404’, if they were to pull off some amazing high line tricks or walk in a void between cliffs.

Being Fakir is a small tribute to Bhupesh Patil, that reflects back on his initiation of the sport. It is a journey of an eccentric stripling who dedicatedly immersed himself into sports like rock climbing, slack and high lining. When the scene of climbing and other allied adventure sports in India was just evolving, Bhupesh made a firm resolution to speed it up and be a game changer. Several years have passed since then and along with a few like minded and passionate individuals he is getting closer to his vision with each passing day. This short video goes back in time to reflect on the evolution of this person as an athlete, to make him what he is today. We bring to you more of a silhouette of a professional highliner, you are yet to witness him in full splendor.

Stay tuned till we bring to you some more action from him that will make your jaw drop.


Author: 4Play is India’s first adventure sports channel which curates stories from the outdoor extreme and adventure sports. An outcome of roughing it up in the outdoors, living on the cutting edge of what may be termed as extreme, and basking in the experiences that came along.


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