A zip line is a cable that is suspended on an incline. A rider is attached to a harness and using a pulley, the rider can move from one location to another. Built with one end or tower higher than the other, the line allows the rider to “zip” down assisted by gravity, while safely secured. The ride is enjoyable and is often part of adventure tours around the country. One such example is the Branson Zipline which has become popular with people of all ages who are able to enjoy amazing views even as they enjoy the ride.
While the Branson Zip line is designed for thrill seekers of all ages; it is important for the rider to go through the workings of the zipline in order to be able to feel comfortable with the ride. Most tour or adventure trips have zip lines as a simple or fast way to reach a destination. The mechanism is built with high safety standards, and is regularly tested to ensure it is in good condition. For the zip lines to function effectively, there has to be a slope as the slope allows the rider to slide down to the destination. A steep slope offers a more thrilling ride as the rider is propelled down faster.
The rope which runs from one end to the other is made of material that is strong enough to hold any human weight. Pulleys on the rope help to pull the rider down the slope. The pulleys are attached to a plastic case that has handles, where the rider holds onto during the ride. When people understand the mechanism and how it works, they are able to feel safe enough to try it. The adventure companies at Branson always use certified and experienced guides to help the riders to enjoy the experience and the guides ensure that the riders understand what to expect, and that they are secure before embarking on the ride.Share This