The debut of the zipSTOP zip line brake has been a huge hit at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, FL. The product was selected from hundreds of products on the show floor for a feature article in the IAAPA Show Daily.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE (scroll down to the 7th product)
Ziplines are making a big buzz at the show, and people are extremely interested in the innovative zipSTOP Zipline Braking System.
As quoted in the article:
“The company’s president, John McGowan, says zipSTOP is a revolutionary improvement over the current “analog” systems using compression springs, brake trolleys on a bungee cord, or even manual human braking to decelerate the zipline riders. ‘This is the first legitimate zipline braking system,” he said. “It uses eddy-current braking to gradually and smoothly brake the zipline. Also, tests have shown that zipSTOP can experience tens of thousands of zipline [runs] without wear to components.’ He says the system is also not affected by wind conditions, which can greatly increase the operating time of ziplines.
McGowan notes that the industry is moving toward high-speed ziplines—up to 60 miles per hour or even faster. For the sake of rider safety and comfort, he said operators should seriously consider the zipSTOP.”