Zip Line Tips

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Safety issues to consider

Make sure the zip line itself is in pristinely safe and well-maintained condition. All zip line companies are responsible for meeting specific industry standards and having periodic inspections. Ask the company you’ve hired about their equipment such as helmets and harnesses. Find out how often they upgrade the equipment and ask if they’ve ever had any difficulties with the equipment.

You can zip line even if you are afraid of heights

Most zip line tours occur with qualified guides right at your side for the entire journey. If at any point you need to stop or are feeling overwhelmed by your fear of heights, they have techniques to help you get through and enjoy the zip line ride. Who knows? With the help of a well-qualified zip line guide, you may even be able to overcome your fear of heights.

Check the launch platform and fall zone

Make sure the launch and exit platforms are stable and secure. Check for yourself and ask the company how the platforms are constructed and maintained. The fall zone needs to have no foreign material and needs to have loose protective material which is sufficiently spread around. Ask how the company keeps records of their responsive maintenance (any corrections or re-builds requested by safety inspectors). You want to be sure you have a secure launching and landing for your zip line tour.

Make sure your understand the user agreements

Read through the agreement and any waivers. If you have questions, ask them. Be sure you know exactly what is and isn’t covered with the zip line user agreement. That way, there will be no nasty surprises and just a fantastic voyage through the sky.

Make sure your helmet and harness are the right size

If you have any questions or concerns about your equipment -- get it corrected before your start your zip line tour. There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable when you’re flying through the air with the greatest of ease. When your helmet and harness are the right size, you will feel comfortable and completely secure -- that way, you can simply enjoy the scenic ride.

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