A lot of work is involved when wanting to install a zip line. There are some factors that zip line builders must consider. Installation of a zip line considers the following factors; 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. Safety is the first and main priority when installing a zip line. 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.
Platform design is affected by the following factors; primary and secondary brake requirements, topography and space required. 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.
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. The best kinds of zip line brakes need to offer passive braking. 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. 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. The design of zip line trolleys are required to display impact braking, durability and no wear or 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. When guides share the information on the scenery, area and surrounding environment they are able to further engage riders in their zip lining experience.
Key quality traits of guides for a zip lining experience need to be 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.