If you’re planning a zipline tour you may want to know about some zipline FAQ’s before you head out into the trees.
Q: What is the difference between a zip line tour and a canopy tour?
A: Zip line tours are not built into trees, Canopy Tours are. Though there are some cool tree features that our zippers fly over and through.
Q: Which country generates the most annual revenue per capita from zip lines?
A: Costa Rica boasts over $120 Million in revenue from zip line tourism alone per year.
Q: What are zip lines called in Europe?
A: Zip Wires, and they are typically featured alongside ropes courses.
Q: How many countries have zip lines?
A: Over 63, across 6 continents.
Q: What is a zip line?
A: A commercial zip line consists of a pulley mounted on a strong cable attached to anchors on an incline. A person rides in a “car” connected to the pulley using gravity to propel the user from the higher elevated launch point to the lower receiving end point.
Thinking of going ziplining
Q: Is it zip line or zip-line?
A: Both are correct!
Q: What are some common nicknames for zip lines?
A: Zip Wires, Aerial Runways, Aerial Ropeslides, Death slide, Flying Fox, Tyrollean runway, or canopy tour.
Q: Where were the first zip lines used?
A: Zip lines were used in China in the 1800’s as bridges to cross rivers.
Q: How long is the world’s longest zip line?
A: 1.12 miles with a drop over 2k feet and top speeds reaching 75 mph.
Q: Aside from recreation and travel, what other purpose do zip lines serve?
A: Zip lines are used in some countries to transport harvested crops.
Q: What gear is worn while zip lining?
A: Helmets, Harness, specialty leather gloves with padding used for braking.
Q: How many ski resorts in Colorado have zip line courses?
A: 1 – Crested Butte.