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Top 3 Safest Zip Line Braking Methods

You're in the market for a zip line for the backyard and you think it'll be so much fun, but wait... is it safe? How do I or my children properly brake? Here at The Zip Line Blog we will be explaining the top 3 ways to safely brake.

1. Bungee Brake
By far the most popular and safest method of braking is using a Brake Block with a Bungee. How it works is a Brake Block is installed at the end of the zip line with a Bungee Cord attached perpendicular to the zip line and mounted to a tree or rock. Once the rider hits the Brake Block on the zip line the block will be pushed but the rider's momentum is absorbed by the Bungee Cord therefore slowing the rider safely and smoothly. Here are a few pictures/videos of it in action!

2. Spring Brake
Next up is a Spring Brake. This method is the easiest to install and understand. It involves a heavy duty Spring Coil that is absorbs impact from a rider and pushes the rider back out. A Spring Brake is often used in conjunction with a Stop Blo…

Current Zip Line Kits For Sale

If you check out Zip Line Stop they are currently offering a back to school sale on all zip line kits. There are cable free zip line trolley kits, 75 foot zip line kits, 100 foot zip line kits, 150 foot zip line kits, and 200 foot zip lines. You can use coupon code "Back2School" to take $10.00 off of your entire order. I am unaware of any upcoming sales. If you are unsure of what zip line to buy you can check out some of these Zip Line Information Blogs: Zip Line Sales Info, Zip Line Blog, and Backyard Zip Line Info. Good luck in your quest to find the perfect zip line.


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