Installation of a zip line is only successful when the necessary steps and work are put into practice. Zip line builders consider various factors when wanting to install a zip line. Installation of a zip line considers the following factors; varying rider heights, rider speed, friction, temperature, slope and wind. 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. The main priority of a zip line is the safety involved. Definition of a zip line is based on the scenery or views of potential riders, the time of enjoying the view and speed involved.
The first influence to a decision is the starting, ending points and the length of the zip line especially when designing a zip line. The line used in zip lines are made of stainless steel or galvanized air craft cables. There are platforms in many zip lines where riders start from and end at and the topography affects how complex the platform will be. 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. Most of all the zip line is required to 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. Offering of passive braking is done by the best types of zip line brakes. When the rider doesn’t participate in braking as the zip line automatically be slowed to stop at the final point is termed as passive braking. The vehicle used by riders that is down the line is referred to as zip line trolley. The main agenda from having a zip line trolley is the whether it can handle the speed. Not only are some zip line trolleys designed for impact braking but also are made to be durable with no wear and tear on the zip line equipment.
Safety information and proper rider procedure is given by a guide. Safety information is not just safety precautionary but also information based on the area, surrounding environment and the scenery. During the zip lining experience, guides share information in order to engage the riders further.
Trainable and personable are some of the qualities that need to be portrayed by guides . When the zip line is successfully installed, several inspections need to be followed up for the purposes of knowing when to carry out repair and maintenance.