Is It Your First Time Zip Lining In Kauai? Beginner’s Tips

by admin on November 27, 2016

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When you think about taking a zipline tour in Kauai, if you’re going to be on the island, the words that may come to mind include panic, anxiety, or fear. While many people certainly feel a bit frightened or even downright scared about getting on a zipline, we can assure you that once you’ve taken the plunge, it’s nothing but fun and exciting!

Riding a zipline is actually one of the best ways to experience the great outdoors and the unique views of the landscape – mountains, forests, water, and whatever surrounds you, depending on the location. As a first-timer, what should you know before you embark on this somewhat intimidating adventure?

First of all, never assume that zip lining in Kauai is something that should be marked off your list if you’re afraid of heights. There are basic courses and instruction for beginners, so you can “practice” a bit and get a feeling for what you will experience when you take the actual tour. Many people actually find that riding a zipline is a great way to conquer their fear of heights!

Next, knowing a bit about the company and its commitment to safety helps tremendously. Regardless of where you decide to take the plunge, it’s vital to learn all you can about the facility in terms of safety measures, maintenance, how thoroughly guides are trained, etc. When you choose a company that adheres strictly to all safety regulations and performs regular equipment checks, you can enjoy your experience much more.

Pay attention to instructions given by the guides. While it may seem like a lot of information to take in, listen closely – and ask questions about anything you don’t understand. Which hand should you use to slow down, how do you stop, what do all those signals mean? Have a good grasp on every detail before you go out on the zipline.

Be sure to pay attention to your surroundings. Some first-timers get so caught up in looking directly in front of them at the cable that they forget to take in all the beauty that surrounds. You want to experience the environment from a perspective that’s truly unique from any other!

It’s natural to be a little apprehensive when facing your first zipline experience. At Just Live! we want to make sure you thoroughly enjoy your adventure and are excited about doing it again! Check out our various Kauai zipline tours to see which is right for you.

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