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Zip-line
Managed By: Icon Here Flying on cables
Description:
A zip-line consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted with an inclination. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to go from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable
Expanded Description:
   A zip-line (also known as a flying fox, foefie slide, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide or tyrolean crossing) consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted with an inclination. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to go from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable, usually made of stainless steel, by holding on or attaching to the freely moving pulley. Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment.  They may be intended for child's play and found on some playgrounds but that is not what this category search. What this category search are Zip-line tours that are becoming popular outdoor adventure activity, found as an attraction in itself, at outdoor adventure camps or upscale resorts. They may be short and low or long and high. This courses are usually operated at higher speeds covering much longer distances and sometimes at considerable heights. The users are physically attached to the cable by wearing a harness which attaches to a removable trolley. A helmet is required on almost all courses of any size.

For the purposes of posting an zip-line to this Category, the following criteria must be met:
- The zip-line must be permanent and for human use.
- The zip-line must be a  outdoor adventure activity Zip-line (zip line used as an item of children's playground equipment will not be accepted).
- The zip-line must be accessible to everyone, paying or for free.
- The zip-line must be an attraction in itself. Alone, at outdoor adventure camps or at upscale resorts. 
  
Exceptions can be granted on a case by case basis, but is up to the discretion of the Category Officer.

Examples of Zip-lines accepted:  Example 1  or  Example 2

Zip-line definition taken from Wikipedia.
Instructions for Posting a Zip-line Waymark:
- Coordinates for the waymark must be from the beginning of the zip-line. (But if you have the coordinates of the end of the zip-line too add it as variable will be excellent.)
 - At least two daylight pictures in which one has to be from the beginning of the zip-line.
 - Name of the waymark must be: Name - City/State, Country
 - Includes all information that you can get of the zip-line in the description, which must be in English but if you want you can add a second language.

NOTE: Extraneous elements, such as counters, banners, widgets or other personal embellishments and hyperlinks that do not enhance the waymark directly, will be NOT accepted and will result in the waymark being declined.

Exceptions can be granted on a case by case basis, but is up to the discretion of the Category Officer.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
At least one original photo of the cable, and write a little about your visit to the site. Did you go for a ride in the cable? Did you see someone go?
Category Settings:
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  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Contact if you want to ride the Zip-line.
  • Zip-line Web Address
  • End of the zip-line
  • Length of the Zip-line
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Zip-lineSoaring Eagle Zipline, Roger Williams Park Zoo - Providence, RI

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The zipline starts from the edge of a pond and rises over it to a point over 110 ft high where the site claims that you have views of Providence and Narraganset Bay in addition to Roger Williams Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 9/23/2018

last visited: never

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