What Is a Backyard Zip Line?


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A backyard zip line is a system consisting of a cable fixed at two or more points and set on an incline, with a pulley attached so the user can travel via gravity from the top to the bottom of the incline.

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People typically install zip lines for recreational purposes. Normally, zip lines either have handles for the user to hold onto or a device to attach the user to the pulley. Longer and higher zip lines have become popular as a recreational tourist activity to experience the rainforest canopy at relatively high speeds in countries such as Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

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