A lot of work is involved when wanting to install a zip line. Certain factors must be considered by zip line builders in order for a zip line to be successful. These factors are; varying rider heights, rider speed, friction, temperature, slope and wind. A professional is required in the process of zip line installation and the components of zip lines are considered and tested. In the process of installing a zip line, the main importance is safety. 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 line used in zip lines are made of 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. If the topography is quite complicated then the platform might be required to be raised.
Certain factors affect platform design and they include; primary and secondary brake requirements, topography and space needed. Space for an appropriate emergency brake needs to be provided by the zip line that’s why the zip line needs to be long enough.
The most important part of the zip line is the zip line brake which results to an epic zip lining experience. The best kinds of zip line brakes need to offer passive braking. The automatic slowing down of the zip line and finally stopping at the end of the line without participation of a person is defined as passive braking. Riders use a vehicle that is down on the line and is known as a zip line trolley. The speed of a zip line requires a zip line trolley to be at per. The design of zip line trolleys are required to display impact braking, durability and no wear or tear on the zip line equipment.
The functions of guides in a zip line is to offer proper rider procedure and 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. Through successful installation of zip lines, regular conducting of zip line inspection needs to be followed through so as to know when to carry out repair and maintenance services.