Ever been ziplining? Well, there is nothing quite like your first zip-line experience. You put on a helmet and a harness, clip into the trolley, and stand at the edge of a platform. Sometimes it seems a lot higher than it really is, but once you work up the courage you take a deep breath, grip the handles, and let go at the platform. You zip over the treetops before the brakes kick in and you slow to a halt. The guides pull you in to safety on the next platform. That adrenaline rush gives you the energy to get ready for the next one. Ziplining is just one of those things you add to your to-do list. It is exciting and adventurous. Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club gives a few safety tips to anyone who is new to ziplining.
You must understand that not all ziplines are the same. Some ziplines are plank to plank trips, while others start high up high on a mountain or cliffside and you work your way back to the ground. The basic zipline ride is always fun, but some courses will have unique features that others do not. Some feature a race zip, surf sip, and an optional 50-foot freefall at the end.
Make sure before you get ready to take the zipline adventure, you check the weather and dress accordingly. If it is cold outside you might want to have on long pants and a long sleeve shirt, but if the weather is nice and warm, put on something comfortable like lose shorts, and at-shirt. Make sure you wear tennis shoes; it is not a good idea for anyone to be in flip flops. Just be sure to check how the weather is going to be at the location and wear the right clothes for those conditions. Keep in mind that many ziplines are at high altitudes and the weather can change quickly, so have an extra layer of warmth and a rain jacket in case you need it.
The average zipline tour is usually 2 ½ to 3 hours long, so make sure you bring some water and snacks. Hydrate yourself since most of these tours are in a higher altitude, it will help prevent altitude sickness and ensure you feel good during your zipline experience. Remember that once you start the tour you must finish it. There is no stopping the trip once you begin it. Even though ziplining does not require much physical strength to be used, the duration might be longer than you expected, so be sure you are aware of what you are getting yourself into. Finally, make sure you are going with the right group of people. Ziplining is an amazing experience, so to fully enjoy it, make sure you are not bringing any whiners or complainers along with you. Grab your family and friends who love to adventure and are energized to fully commit themselves to the ziplining experience.