Prepare For A Ziplining Tour

A ziplining tour may involve traversing land, water, or a combination of the two. This type of transport method can be exhilarating, plus will allow a participant to move swiftly across a large expanse of land or water. Use the following tips to prepare you for your first zipline adventure. 

Research Tours

A ziplining tour may involve trolley-attached transport sessions along one or more cables. A touring outfitter will supply details about the height and length of each cable, the trolley design that participants will be attached to, and the estimated speed and distance that a participant will experience.

Knowing about a touring outfitter's safety protocol and acquiring information about past mishaps that have occurred while people were actively ziplining may ease your mind about any uncertainties concerning the equipment that is used during a ziplining adventure.

If you are apprehensive about riding a zipline that is several hundred feet in the air, consider participating in a zipline tour that is designed for beginners. This type of tour may feature a zipline cable that isn't quite so high in the air.

The tour may be somewhat shorter in length than one that is designed for more experienced riders and there may be the opportunity to complete obstacles courses and other outdoor activities. This will allow you to break up your outing, by participating in both aerial and non-aerial activities.

Learn About Your Proposed Experience

A trolley is an apparatus that will be attached directly to a cable. The trolley will contain clips, adjustable bands, a seating area, and a braking system. A zipline course will also feature a passive braking system. A rider can slow down their speed rate, by using a hand control that is connected to an automatic braking system.

Engaging the system will create friction along a cable. The friction will decelerate the trolley. The passive braking system is operated by the person who oversees a zipline. This type of braking system will be activated as a rider approaches a landing platform.

Before an individual's trolley is attached to a cable, they will be fitted with a harness. A guide will adjust straps that will be secured around a rider's body. An individual may be required to climb some steps or a ladder, prior to embarking on their ziplining adventure. A tour guide will stagger riders who will be actively using the same zipline cable. This will prevent people from crashing into one another.