Zip Line Terms

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The overhead cable which is spread across a tree-top canopy. The harnesses are strung directly to the aerial runway which provides the daring birds-eye ride.

An elasticized cord with a hook at either end which is used to secure a rider in a harness to the zip line itself.

An insulated wire which is draped across the canopy of tree line.

The overhanging or extending part of a forest tree-line.

The reduction of speed at the end of the zip line ride which allows the rider and guide to complete the ride and land safely on the landing platform.

The protective and lined head-covering which protects the zip line rider from any injury which may be incurred by bumping into an object upon lift-off or landing. Similar in construction a bicycle helmet and a very, necessary safety precaution.

The forward or downward leaning of the canopy site the zip line is stretched across.

A grooved wheel for the zip line cord to pass over, set in block and used for changing the direction of the force. It has a wheel or drum fixed on the shaft and turned by a belt which is used to increase or decrease both speed and power.

The piece of equipment which attaches to the zip line and to the rider’s harness connecting them both in a way which the rider can actually ride the zip line.

The apparatus which keeps the rider safely and secured fastened to the zip line itself. There are several different sizes which consider weight and height. All harnesses will be attached with a lanyard and a carabiner to attach them to the zip line trolley.

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