Fun (and Little Known) Facts About Ziplining

by admin on October 8, 2015


While you may not have tried ziplining yourself, the fact is most people have ridden a zipline at least once. As the only treetop based zipline adventure in Kauai, we thought it would be fun to share a few facts about this fun adventure and sport you may not be aware of.

Ziplines are now common for many different occasions, including family get-togethers or reunions, fundraisers, and even large birthday celebrations. In fact, some people have built mini ziplines in their back yards!

So, how long have ziplines actually been around? As far as anyone can discern, at least 200 years and perhaps longer. Ziplines were originally designed as transportation for transport of people and goods across potentially dangerous terrain, including mountains.

Ziplining in Kauai is ideal for those who enjoy an element of danger, although riding a zipline is completely safe. Many people simply love riding something that gives them a thrill, an element of danger. Since ziplines travel high in the air above the ground, it is a favorite adventure of those who are somewhat “daredevils.”

Ziplines are entertaining – in fact, it is one of the most rapidly growing forms of entertainment in the U.S. Thanks to the film “Medicine Man” in 1992, which featured Sean Connery, many people became interested in trying a zipline tour for themselves. Today, modern ziplines are popular around the globe, really technical marvels that are exciting yet totally safe. Many people who love a good thrill travel hundreds of miles to give the most challenging tours in the world a try for themselves.

Portable ziplines are in many people’s backyards today. Although not as safe and certainly not as exciting and challenging, many people have ziplines in their backyards. Carnivals, parties of all types, fundraising events, and other occasions today call for ziplines as a form of fun and entertainment.

If you’re visiting Kauai while on vacation or live in the area and haven’t tried a zipline experience yet, what are you waiting for? It’s super-fun, exhilarating, a bit of a challenge, and an experience you’ll never regret – in fact, you’ll want to try out many of the ziplines around the U.S.! If you’re in the area, come see us at Just Live! today.

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