The offseason has barely started for Canucks winger David Booth but it already looks like things are getting rough for him. Booth and the Canucks had a pretty awful season this year in which they flamed out badly and missed the postseason, something that resulted in extreme changes in the front office and on the bench.
But while Booth is away from hockey, he lives dangerously, something he demonstrated in a video he posted to his official Instagram account this week. It’s not as painful as the Canucks season as a whole, but it appears to be pretty close or at the very least an accurate metaphor.
Booth posted this video to his Instagram that results in some brutal between-the-legs punishment:
Booth has picked up a new hobby called slack lining. For those unfamiliar with the exercise, you fix a slack line (essentially rock climbing webbing) between two trees and walk back and forth on it like a tight rope. Those who are particularly talented can do spins and flips on it. Booth may be a professional athlete, but he’s not a gift slack liner. Perhaps the most embarrassing part about it is that the line slips underneath his foot when he’s on the ground. Too much slack, bro. Too much slack!
Booth may be solid standing and stopping on a skate blade’s edge, but he is not great at holding his balance on the slack line. But he’s a hockey player. He’s seen worse days.
If you want to see more, this dude can show you how “tight his lines are.” I won’t give too much away, but he’s got an awesome move called the butt-flip. And a slack lining company has a sponsored team. It is essentially a team of legit gymnasts.