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1500 Foot Zip Line... what a rush!

Postby CaverScott » Sep 22, 2008 7:00 am

For both of our Birthdays, Jules and I decided to go on a Canopy Tour at Banning Mills, Georgia. (Near Carrollton). Dave Mcrae, Cindy, and Cheryl joined us and we had a blast. Imagine the Tyrolean Traverse, but four times as long! Here are some videos and photo links for those so inclined. Want to do it yourself? Just google Banning Mills Canopy Tour.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOVBL5OZQW0

CaverJules does the first zipline which is over 1,000 feet long

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HukcTCa0qqk

Cindy comes to a landing at the bottom of the first zipline.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdcJgO46NjY

Caverjules crosses one of the bridges between ziplines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5jPPk8_8tI

CaverJules lands at the end of the 2nd zipline

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz38x9-F5w4

CaverScott crossed one of the extreme bridges between ziplines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93oN1-4kQzo

CaverScott crosses the last extreme bridge to the roost of zipline #3 before CaverJules joins him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLdmNkUQZJg

CaverScott on the third zipline. Pay attention at 13 seconds to see the lodge building on right and then I pan to the creek we cross over around 18 seconds. This video was done thanks to Dave McRae who designed a camera mount we could hold in our mouths!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID7VrlmG2Gg

Dave Mcrae gracefully lands at the bottom of Zipline #3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XBL-ROMK8Y

Dave McRae leaves the platform for the 1500 foot zip line called "Big Daddy"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGuqdz4HL9Q

Joanne who turned 70 last week, celebrates her birthday at the bottom of the 3rd zip line.

http://flickr.com/photos/25173944@N05/s ... 400242134/
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Re: 1500 Foot Zip Line... what a rush!

Postby Ralph E. Powers » Sep 22, 2008 9:43 am

Watched those from TAG-NET... looked like a blast. There's another one on youtube somewhere that shows a 2 (?) mile long 1000 foot high zipline created in Africa. Speeds get up to about 70 mph and you go flat out on your belly, ala Superman.

Zips are fun... if done right. This one we created over a short expanse of a highway didn't quite work out like we planned. :big grin:
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Re: 1500 Foot Zip Line... what a rush!

Postby cave rat » Sep 23, 2008 12:05 pm

You think Scott rode a Zipline, check this one out. This one is located in Alaska.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfM3x3yo ... re=related
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Re: 1500 Foot Zip Line... what a rush!

Postby barcelonacvr » Sep 23, 2008 12:36 pm

Awesome videos!! Thanks for sharing them.

If you up our way sometime there is a nice system at Lafleche Cave with multiple runs.One is 401.5 metres (1,317 feet) long and 35 metres (115 feet) high
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Re: 1500 Foot Zip Line... what a rush!

Postby graveleye » Sep 23, 2008 7:05 pm

Man!! WOOOO! Good on you Scott! That looks like a great time you all had. I am going to have to go there soon as I can. Very cool and thanks for sharing!
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Re: 1500 Foot Zip Line... what a rush!

Postby CaverScott » Sep 24, 2008 8:06 am

graveleye wrote:Man!! WOOOO! Good on you Scott! That looks like a great time you all had. I am going to have to go there soon as I can. Very cool and thanks for sharing!

Definately a fun time. You need to get a DCG trip together. The Bham grotto is "abuzz" about doing a group trip, once the 2600 footer is finished. :kewl:
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Re: 1500 Foot Zip Line... what a rush!

Postby caverjules » Mar 2, 2009 10:19 am

by the way- the 2600 foot line is ready and going! :banana_yay:
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Re: 1500 Foot Zip Line... what a rush!

Postby Squirrel Girl » Mar 2, 2009 10:22 am

They installed a zipline outside of Las Vegas near Boulder City. I was hoping to do it last summer, but they weren't fully up and running then. I think it's supposed to be 4000'
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