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Gappai: Balancing Fame
By Rie Miyoshi

One spring afternoon in 2008, 24-year-old Okayama native Toru Osugi was a few years out of college working odd jobs and looking for a new hobby to pursue. He stumbled upon slacklining, an obscure sport barely heard of in Japan, and in just a decade, became one of the world’s best trickline athletes. Today, his stage name Gappai has become well known in the world of tricklining.

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