Installation of a zip line is only successful when the necessary steps and work are put into practice. Certain factors must be considered by zip line builders in order for a zip line to be successful. Varying rider heights, rider speed, friction, temperature, slope and wind are the factors considered when wanting to install a zip line. The components that make up a zip line are considered and tested as one part of the entire zip line system in which the installation process should be done by a professional. Safety is the first and main priority when installing a zip line. The line in a zip line is what defines the zip line, the scenery or views of potential riders, the time of enjoying the view and speed involved.
When designing a zip line the first influence to a decision is the starting, ending points and the length of the zip line. The material used in making the lines of zip lines is stainless steel or galvanized air craft cables. The section at which riders begin and end at are known as platforms are affected by the topography. Raising of the platform is dependent on the complications of the topography.
Primary and secondary brake requirements, topography and space needed are the factors that influence the platform design. The appropriate length of zip lines is that they should be long enough to give the zip line brake a lot of room to operate safely while at the same time leaving space for an emergency brake.
Experiences relating to zip lining are made memorable by paying attention to the most important part of the zip line which is the zip line brake. The best kinds of zip line brakes need to offer passive braking. Passive braking means that the rider doesn’t have to participate in braking as it will automatically be slowed to stop at the end point. A zip line trolley is the vehicle used by riders that is attached down to the zip line. A zip line trolley is required to handle the speed that is at per with the zip line. The design of zip line trolleys are required to display impact braking, durability and no wear or tear on the zip line equipment.
Not only do guides offer proper rider key steps but also give safety information. All in all the safety information includes also information on the scenery, area and surrounding environment. The purpose of the guides sharing on this information is to further engage riders in their zip lining experience.
Therefore in selection of guides, they need to have attributes such as personable and trainable. Several inspections need to be followed up for the purposes of knowing when to carry out repair and maintenance after successful installation of zip lines.