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Old 04-09-2010, 04:46 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Has anyone ever done this? I did in Cancun once, and just booked a tour in Puerto Vallarta. Travel & Leisure just released an article about ziplining, and the one in San Francisco looks awesome!

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah: 3 New Ziplines Offer Extreme Thrills - Carry On - Travel + Leisure (http://www.travelandleisure.com/blogs/carry-on/2010/4/9/zip-a-dee-doo-dah-3-new-ziplines-offer-extreme-thrills - broken link)
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Has anyone ever done this? I did in Cancun once, and just booked a tour in Puerto Vallarta. Travel & Leisure just released an article about ziplining, and the one in San Francisco looks awesome!

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah: 3 New Ziplines Offer Extreme Thrills - Carry On - Travel + Leisure (http://www.travelandleisure.com/blogs/carry-on/2010/4/9/zip-a-dee-doo-dah-3-new-ziplines-offer-extreme-thrills - broken link)
They just opened one north of Branson. Zipline the Ozarks or something like that. Doesn't look like fun to me. I'd rather play a game of pool.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Reeds Spring, MO
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Lol 20yrs, it looks fun to me... and pool sounds like a blast too
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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It's fun, it's fun, it's fun!

We went when we were on Roatan last year and had a blast! We now look for ziplines wherever we are going to visit. I just wish I had discovered this earlier in life.

Do it!!
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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What is it exactly? It looks like you get hooked up to a wire and slide along it. Is that it?
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:39 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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What is it exactly? It looks like you get hooked up to a wire and slide along it. Is that it?
Essentially! You have to climb a lot of stairs to get to where the zipline begins, so it's not for those that are out of shape! The ones in Central and S. America go through the rainforest, which of course is much more appealing than random US ones!
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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We have lots of zipline options here in Hawaii. Just on Kauai there are 4 different companies. Maui is supposed to have some really good options, too.

I really like ziplining. It isn't a thrill really by any means, more of a way to relax and take in the scenery. I have a go to company here for when friends want to do it and it doesn't involve too much walking. I did hear that b/c they don't have the same strict OSHA standards that we have here, ziplines in Mexico or other latin american countries isn't as safe.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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We have lots of zipline options here in Hawaii. Just on Kauai there are 4 different companies. Maui is supposed to have some really good options, too.
Can you recommend a particular company to use in Kauai? That's on our travel list in the very near future.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Back in Dallas Texas where I belong!
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I LOVE ziplining ... BUT that being said I'm not sure how sturdy the ones outside our country are, as with other things, the safety requirements are not nearly as stringent. The one in Roatan ... snapped and killed a lady a few years back.

correction: that lady didn't die from the line snapping it was her harness that broke. The snapped line was Costa Rica, which has 3 deaths within the last several years.

But hey, that's not stopping me ...
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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I LOVE ziplining ... BUT that being said I'm not sure how sturdy the ones outside our country are, as with other things, the safety requirements are not nearly as stringent. The one in Roatan ... snapped and killed a lady a few years back.

correction: that lady didn't die from the line snapping it was her harness that broke. The snapped line was Costa Rica, which has 3 deaths within the last several years.

But hey, that's not stopping me ...
Further correction. The one we went on wasn't the one that the harness "broke" on. "Broke" if you want to call a woman getting stuck partway across and a worker trying fix it make a major foobar "broke".
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