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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…

Zip Line Shooting is a thing now.

Now your love for shooting guns and zip lines have finally become one. AGG has recently introduced a zip line shooting range. You can cruise on a zip line and ...shoot guns? - let's think about this - zip lines...guns...what could possibly go wrong? Although it may be a little risky, this is definitely a thrill for experienced marksman. While many are wondering just how practical it would be to shoot pistols and rifles from a zip line, I think there could be some valuable lessons learned here. If you are going to practice defensive shooting, you need to prepare for anything. You need to experience adrenaline and fear while training. While you may never have to defend your life while on a zip line, this would be a great way to mix things up and see how you cope.  Check it out below:

The videos below are from a series of stages at an improvised 3 Gun competition in Idaho. Check out this run with a 1911 that includes some typical cardboard bad guys, and even a plate-rack.


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