If you work as a zip line operator or guide, you may have forgotten what it’s like to be new to the zip wire experience, with all of the excitement and anxiety that many first-time visitors experience. When attempting to improve the zip line experience, it is critical to consider all experience levels and abilities. Consider the questions, worries, or concerns that first-time zip-liners will have versus those who have zip-lined many times before, our website.
Here are some of the most common questions riders have before or during their first zip line ride. Can you give the best answers to these questions?
1. HOW DO I COME TO A STOP ON THE ZIP LINE?
This is one of the first questions zip line riders ask their guides about the zip line experience. Sure, they’re excited to fly down the line, but they also know that something has to happen at the end. That something is one of the most important aspects of zip line safety, so riders understandably want to know what to expect.
2. WHAT IF I MISS SOMETHING OR MAKE A MISTAKE?
Similarly, if it is someone’s first time riding a zip line, they will be thinking about all the details, signals, and actions they will need to remember. That’s not a good time! Your zip line passengers should be thinking about the thrill and beauty of the ride.
3. WHAT DO I CARE ABOUT?
It’s natural for your zip line riders to want to hold on to something as they fly down the line. Some zip lines require riders to place their hands on top of the zip line trolley, but this increases the risk of someone pinching (or worse) their finger between the trolley and the line. Other zip lines have long lanyards that guests usually grip. This is an acceptable option.