Some Things To Know About Outdoor Zip Lining
One of the big concerns with outdoor zip lining is safety. For as long as these things have been around, the main appeal in using them is the feeling of adrenaline rushing through your veins because of a perceived sense of danger. Some think kids aren’t cut out to experience these rides, so let us see how well that assumption holds.
Technically, if your child is 7 years or over, they can zip on most ziplines, unless otherwise specified. The idea being to challenge the rider both physically and mentally, it is actually a lot better to start young. Most such rides have multiple departures in a day, and you can book a trip that meets your schedule for the day so you do not miss out on other fun stuff.
These are mainly aerial adventures with usually multiple ziplines and several extra options and amenities like 50-foot free fall, surf zip, dual race line, Jungle Bridge, etc. You start with check-in and putting on the gear, after which you go up to the first of many platforms, which would be spaced based on the lay of the land there, so it is different at every other spot you visit. It is always more appealing when you are away from roads or buildings, because every once in a while, it is good to enjoy the feel of nothing but nature surrounding you for miles.
Some zipline tours also come with the option to find your own way at night, with glow sticks and headlamps. These are usually set up in desert areas, and are the perfect setting for a birthday bash, guys night out, or family get together. If you ever go for one of these, make the best of the time you spend there, and you will be building some of the most fun memories for later in life.
Did you know that the longest zipline in the world is 6,990 feet long? It is called the Eye of the Jaguar and it is in Peru, stretching 1.3 miles long, and letting riders hit speeds of 68 miles per hour. As for the zip line craze you find stateside, it is definitely gone up in the past decade, when you consider the fact that there were only 10 ziplines in the U.S. at that time. Now there are over 200, because outdoor activities are so popular.