Using Zip Line Trolley to Achieve High Velocities Safely

Zip line trolleys are the one meant for professional zip liners and are specifically designed for impact braking. The conventional trolleys used generally are not meant for impact braking, which makes them ride unevenly on the zip line while braking. The uneven ride of the trolley will result in wear and tear of the cable and other parts, leading to frequent equipment replacement and loss of money.

Zip line operators understand the benefits of zip line brake and rider trolleys, but the two were not working together the way they should until now. The zip line trolley was introduced to solve these issues and to improve the experience of the rider and the operator. Each component of the zip line trolley is designed to improve performance.


  • The front of the trolley is designed to have a slight curve. This is to ensure smooth contact between the cable and both sheaves to make the sheaves stay on the line all the time, decreasing unnecessary wear and tear.
  • It ensures that the contact between trolley and bumper is efficient. This is very necessary for the efficient and smooth stopping of riders.
  • Presence of T-handle will help riders keep facing forward and keep away their hands from the impact area. The T-handle also offers a pivoting action decreasing swing and delivering less impact than the stationary handles.
  • Quality and craftsmanship offers good return on investment and helps to avoid unnecessary replacement of parts.

These are the designing details of zip line trolleys. Besides these, the single step mounting process of the trolley helps users to increase throughput and the anodized riveted sheaves offer more life and improves the durability of the trolley.

The trolley also has multi clip-in points to increase the safety of the users. These trolleys can be used to achieve speeds up to 120 kilometers per hour.