WOW! Watch what this University of New Orleans college kid does between classes

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - His name is Evan Burgess. And he's a freshman at the University of New Orleans.

Evan is majoring in  business marketing.  And he's no slacker.

But WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood discovers what Evan's up to between his classes.  He's a slack liner.

And he's doing it between his two favorite pine trees on campus at the University of New Orleans.

Evan Burgess is a bit of an adrenaline junkie.  A couple of weekends ago, he got in a kayak and traveled across Lake Pontchartrain.

That was a 24 mile, six-and-a-half hour adventure.

That's another of his skills like slack lining.

Slack lining is kind of like tightrope walking. It takes an ability to balance.

Evan's gotten really good at that.  Not bad for a 19-year-old.

It all started a few years ago when he was in high school and saw videos of people slack lining.

Next step, he ordered the line, the rope.  It's made from the same material as a trampoline.  That's gives extra bounce to the journey he takes between two trees.

Evan's wrapping up his freshman year.  He'll head home to Little Rock, Arkansas, for the summer.  His plans there are to make a little extra cash at his old job at a country club.

He's been a bartender, a busboy, a waiter and an attendant at the swimming pool at the country club.

You know who he is.  He's the guy with the great balance, serving you a couple of drinks.

 

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