What is Zipline? How to Build a Zipline?
Ziplines are activity areas where users can slide from one point to the other with their harnesses over the steel wire ropes and trolleys built by taking advantage of the elevation difference between the two points. No motors, batteries, and electricity are used during the zipline activity.
Zipline courses require important calculations, regardless of whether they are long or short. In cases where a faulty project or installation is in question, major accidents and material and moral damages may be encountered.
For correct Zipline installation, the length of the application area, ground form, and type should be examined. Tower and platform projects should be prepared for the starting and ending points in accordance with the requested speed and existing land elevations.
Steel wire ropes should be determined in accordance with the load on the Zipline and the maximum speed of the users. In determining the zipline wire rope, rope diameter, wire structure, breaking load, composition, core properties, the thickness of outer wires, oil ratio, strength class of each wire forming the rope and the properties of anti-corrosion coating should be considered simultaneously.
Different types of Zipline steel wire ropes are available for every climate, length, speed, and reel. As Extreme Works, besides standard steel ropes, we make produce steel wire ropes with a special composition, breaking load, and coating properties for areas and places with different characteristics.
Another important issue regarding zipline lines is trolley selection. If the most suitable trolley is not selected for the line, the steel wire rope will be deformed very quickly, the speed of the users cannot be adjusted, there will be problems in the braking system, and eventually, the Zipline will wear out in a much shorter time than usual.
Ziplines, which can be positioned in adventure parks, can also be designed as a stand-alone activity area. Due to the emotions closest to flying, its popularity is rapidly increasing, and extremely important calculations are required for both the installation and operation of Zipline. As Extreme Works, we offer the most suitable Zipline solutions for you in the safest ways.
Ziplines can also be built between trees or between steel-wood towers. Ziplines that can be installed on trees can reach a certain length depending on a number of natural variables such as the type, age, soil condition and ground slope of the trees. However, steel structures should be preferred especially for long Ziplines where the load is high and vibration is intense.
In adventure parks, Zipline is often chosen as the last element of the ropes course. In this way, while descending from the rope park to the ground and evacuation are provided, the users who are about to finish the course are rewarded with Zipline, which is an enjoyable additional activity.
Apart from this, for Zipline facilities, which are established as separate activity areas, many data such as wind, rain, lightning hazards, the ground condition should be reviewed and projects that include every detail from foundation to steel, rope to braking systems should be made.
Extreme Works prepares complete static calculations, projects, and reports for all Zipline installations.
Zipline Braking System:
Due to the high speed required, weight differences among users, and factors such as wind, it may be possible for users to reach the endpoint quickly, where they cannot stop automatically. For these situations, different Zipline braking models can be used.
The ZipStop automatic magnetic braking device is the safest of these models. ZipStop, which has different models according to different speeds, is a safe Zipline braking device that can be used for a long time with correct assembly and periodic maintenance. In addition to the Zipstop, a spare braking device should also be used. As Extreme Works, we install the most suitable braking systems on fast lines, we provide fast and easy installation for businesses as well as having fun for the users.
The most important equipment for the zipline is the trolley. In addition to the zipline trolley, harnesses, helmets, and lanyards are the minimum requirements. Apart from these, action cameras are also frequently used on Zipline Parcours.
Who Can Use Zipline?
Ziplines are generally designed for users aged 5 and over. Taking into account the speed of the line and harness limits, Zipline users are expected to be over 5 years old and weigh less than 120 kg. Special projects can be developed for Zipline demands that go beyond these general limits.
How Much Does Zipline Installation Cost?
Zipline installation cost depends on many variables such as desired length, speed, features of the place to be installed, whether it is forested or not. In addition, the brands and quantities of personal safety equipment and trolleys to be used are also factors that have a decisive effect on the cost due to their prices. Zipline cost is determined by a special study for each area. To find out the most suitable project and cost, just contact us.
Where Can Zipline Be Installed?
- Private Organizations (Birthday)
- Shopping Centers Indoor and Outdoor
- Promenade Places
- National Parks
- Camping grounds
- School Gardens and Sports Halls
- Municipal Parks
- Kindergartens – Kindergartens
- Theme Parks
- Family Entertainment Centers (FEC)
- River – Over Waterfall and Stream