ZipZONE can be a Mobile or Stationary Self standing apparatus, as part of our Spider Mountain, Rock Climbing Wall, Combos or Staircase. Obviously, the more extra activities you have the more you make it a challenge to get to the launch platform.
MOBILE ZipZONE in ZIP SPEED:Mobile ZipZONES set up time is less than 30 minutes!
Mobile ZipZone Package: * Overall heights between 24-32 feet * Platform from 16-24 feet * Secured and Enclosed Launch Platform * Up to 2 ZipZones per mobile device * VARIABLE distances on mobile devices can be traveled by riders. Solely depends on venue logistics, from 75 to 200 & Stationary, up to 1,000 * Zip Line Cable Termination Attachment for hitch * 18" Rated Turnbuckles, including tools to tighten * Analog Dynamometers aka. Tension Meters * 2 ZIP STOP Automatic Retracting Braking Devices * Enclosed Tamper-free housing for The ZIP STOP Device * 2 Brake Trolleys * 2 Trolleys with handles * 6 Full-body Harnesses + 1 Operators harness * 6 Adjustable Rider Tethers * 1 Operator Tether* Dual-Axle Trailer * 1 diamond plated tool box * 2 or 2 5/16 optional ball, round 7 flat pin electrical brake connection * 2 Spring Axles (7000 lb. overall weight) with electric brakes and full size spare tire * Hydraulic lift system for easy setup as is with all of Vertical Reality trailers
Stationary ZipZONES: Vertical Reality provides custom zip line solutions as no two zip lines are exactly alike. Local terrain, distance between termination points, type of anchor, and the weight of the riders are only some of the variables that come into play when designing a zipline. Our experience in designing and rigging ZipZone ziplines in a variety of settings has allowed us to create a configurable solution that will work for you.
UNIVERSAL ANCHOR SYSTEM. Self contained.
ZipZONE BRAKE: ZipZone uses the zipSTOP braking system. This system will revolutionize the Rope Challenge Course and ZIP Line Industries.
With the ability to brake participants safely at high velocities, the zipSTOP will fill a critical need for ZipZone operatorsThe zipSTOP uses a self-regulating magnetic braking system to brake zipline participants safely and comfortably.
An eddy current brake, like a conventional friction brake, is responsible for slowing an object, such as a train or a roller coaster. However, unlike electro-mechanical brakes, which apply mechanical pressure on two separate objects, eddy current brakes slow an object by creating eddy currents through electromagnetic induction which create resistance, and in turn either heat or electricity.
More importantly than any of thing else however is that we truly have an incredibly smooth braking system that is not only the easiest and safest on the market to use but also rider friendly. It automatically adjusts to weights of different size people and therefore can accommodate a much greater weight range of users. Also, the tensioning required of ours is less than 1/3 of their steel cable.
In the case of the zip stop or rollercoaster which use similar braking systems , they utilize permanent magnets instead of electromagnets, thus not requiring any power supply.
Key benefits of the zipSTOP braking system include:
Eddy current braking technology
Variable rider weights and speeds
Controlled braking distance
Low operational cost
Low maintenance costs
Specifications Minimum Rider Weight: 33 lb (15 kg) Maximum Rider Weight: 275 lb (125 kg) Maximum impact speed: 37 mph/60 kph
ZipSTOP vs. Other
1. ZipZONE accommodates a wider range of ages and weights of participants than do hydraulic systems. (22lbs to 330 lbs range). This means that your customer market is higher with your product. (all ages and weights vs. some ages and weights).
2. Due to ZipSTOP’s proprietary self-regulating braking system, the deceleration G-value is indistinguishable between rider weights. (In Hydraulic installations, the deceleration will be much more jarring and abrupt in general, and much more pronounced – even uncomfortable - in lighter weight riders.)
3. An installation with ZipSTOP can accommodate much higher rider velocities. In the case of Mobile Zips, this has a couple of advantages:
a.) it will allow you to design toward the industry trend, i.e. higher, faster, longer;
b.) It will allow you to set up your mobile ZipZONE on non-level ground - this expands potential venues.
4. Additionally, since ZipZONE can accommodate higher and lower speeds, the installation will remain operational when others aren't. (For example, when there's a strong head or tail wind).
5. Hydraulic is messy and requires significant maintenance (checking/filling oil level, pressurizing the tank, removing the covers to inspect pulleys, etc). ZipZONE requires inspections, but all are exposed - and the unit is virtually maintenance free.
6. ZipSTOP is safer because it has a more reliable reset. (Hydraulic reset depends upon the pressurization of the air tank, which depends upon human diligence.)
7. Annual operational cost is significantly higher with Hydraulic systems. For example, replacement of cable can get expensive, both in material cost and in the added length required to obtain their large reduction. Inspections on hydraulics take more time and require more steps, as well. Alternatively, ZipSTOP uses a textile product with a minimal reduction ratio. Additionally, the costs of annual inspection are much higher in Hydraulic devices, and require a technician visit. ZipSTOP only requires a $399 recertification annually, via mail or we could come to you for an additional fee.
A 12 mm diameter steel cable weighs about 600 g per meter. Our 18 mm diameter plastic cable, for the same application, weighs only 300 g per meter. For a 150-meter zipline ZipZone the weight of steel cable creates a permanent load of about 650 KgF at 175°. The weight is not concentrated in the middle of the cable but distributed between two trees. For the same position, the tension exerted by our cable is only about 325 KgF. Under the effect of an occasional overload, that is to say under the weight of a person, our cable only passes from 175° to 170° and undergoes an additional tension limited to about 480 KgF for a person weighing 80 Kg. The weight of a person of 80 Kg on a steel cable leads to an additional tension of 800 KgF.
When temperature decreases, tension of steel cable increases and tension of the plastic cable decreases.
EXAMPLE: To obtain a tension of 600 KgF in midsummer, a steel cable should be stretched at 900 KgF in winter. In winter a tension of 300 KgF will be sufficient for our plastic cable. Under heat influence, the cable will be stretched at 400 KgF in summer. The use of our cable allows you to keep the tension very low in winter and to have sufficient stretching in summer. On the average the tension is divided by two.