A lot of work is involved when wanting to install a zip line. There are some factors that zip line builders must consider. 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.
The starting, ending points and the length of the zip line are influence to decision making when designing a zip line. The material used in making the lines of zip lines is 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. Raising of the platform is dependent on the complications of the topography.
Platform design is affected by the following factors; primary and secondary brake requirements, topography and space required. 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.
In the zip lining experience the zip line brake is considered to be the most important part of the zip line. 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. A zip line trolley is the vehicle used by riders that is attached down to the zip line. 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.
Not only do guides offer proper rider key steps but also give safety information. Information based on the area, surrounding environment and the scenery is what encompasses the safety information. When guides share the information on the scenery, area and surrounding environment they are able to further engage riders in their zip lining experience.
Trainable and personable are some of the qualities that need to be portrayed by guides . 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.