Zip Line?

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  1. stxrus

    stxrus Poster Extraordinaire

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    A zip line company opened up here a few months ago. Carambola Zip Line
    It’s a three tiered zip over part of the rain forest ending up at the Carambola Resort. The longest run is 2,473’ across Carambola Valley with a vertical drop of 250’
    We were going to try it this weekend but they are all booked up
    I’ve done a couple of small zip lines but nothing like this.
    The pix and videos look awesome
    Anyone into zip lines or have tried it?
     
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    Something I’ve always wanted to do.
     
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    Been on a zip line a few times in Hawaii and Costa Rica. St.Croix will be a great location for a long zip line. I love the island and the scuba diving. Have fun!
     
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    Yep marvelous things.

    Just after is opened, we did Zip World at Penhryn Quarry in Wales. I think at the time it was pretty much the longest/fastest in the world. You hit around 100mph on the big one. Awesome fun.


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    have I zip lined? yes. Have I dangled my legs over half a mile of rain forest? Dude, yer killin me! you have to do this!
     
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    Good Lord, 100 mph head first into a quarry??!! BTW, nice nails. might as well look good to meet the reaper.
     
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    As a kid I went on some and then we made one of our own at school with a few other enthusiastic kids.
    That lasted until one kid broke both arms when the trolley rig jammed and he fell since there was no safety harness.
    Otherwise I love heights but more attracted to rock climbing than zip lining.
    I could see doing it in a place like that though, bet it’s amazing views and a rush on top of that.
     
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    You’re one of those guys that drops into a stomp box discussion to say youplug straight in.

    Amiright?
     
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    We’re both stoked about this. It’s a sitting position not prone. I’m sure my back will appreciate that.

    We almost went to PR a few years ago to to Tero Verde but that got bolixed up and after IrMaria I’m not sure they are up and functioning

    Maybe next week but definitely soon
     
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    Zip lining on a budget.

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    Heights and speed. Don’t think so.
     
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    Nah, but then a pedal can’t kill you.
     
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    I build one for my kids from the garden to the treehouse. It was great fun.
    When one of the girls had a birthday party one of the dads had to try it~He got half way and the cable saged so badly he was sitting on the ground:rolleyes:
    He was a big guy, I had to retighten the cable:D
     
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    There’s a great place at the lake near Austin with 10 runs. It’s long and you’re going to put in your steps hiking about. But the last run is 2,800’ and 250’ high over water. It’s something I’ve done with my kids a few times. There are 2 lines on the last run so you can race.

    edit to say there is a bar at the end!
     
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