Ziplines Growing in Length, Popularity Around the World

By: | February 6th, 2016

Zipworld

Zipworld (Image Courtesy www.zipworld.co.uk)

The world has hundreds of ziplines in many countries with a variety of attractive features. Nearly all zip lines provide a scenic view of either a city or the countryside. Ziplines vary in length from 164 feet (50m) to 6,561 feet (2km). The length and slope of a zipline can propel riders from 20 mph (32kph) to 100 mph (160kph). The world’s longest zipline is Zip 2000 at Sun City in South Africa which runs 1.25 miles (2km) with speeds up to 100mph (160kph).

Zip-World-UK

Zip-World-UK (Image Courtesy www.zipworld.co.uk)

Zip World UK Map of Venue

Zip World UK Map of Venue (Image Courtesy www.zipworld.co.uk)

World’s Longest Urban Ziplines

Back in 2014, the world’s largest urban zipline was in Panama City. Today it’s in Dubai where a major event took place in May 2015 when Skydive Dubai and Red Bull Air Force teamed up to base jump from the world’s second tallest residential building and fill up the skies over the Emirate. Base jumps were from the Princess Tower which stands 1,358 feet (414 meters). The Dubai setup required 6.2 miles (10km) of wire.

Red Bull Air Force

Red Bull Air Force

Following is a list of ziplines. Perhaps one of them is near you!

Panama City Zipline Used to Be the Longest

The following two images show the zipline setup in Panama City from 2014.

Urban Zipline Panama City

Urban Zip Line Panama City (Image Courtesy www.coub.com)

Urban Zipline Panama City

Urban Zip Line Panama City (Image Courtesy www.coub.com)

Dubai Zipline is Now the Longest & Highest

The following image shows the zipline setup in Dubai in May 2015.

Dubai Urban Zipline

 

Dubai-Zipline-Platform

Dubai Zipline Platform (Image Courtesy www.khaleej.com)

Urban Zipline in Dubai

Urban Zipline in Dubai (Image Courtesy www.khaleejtimes.com)

The following amazing video shows “Dream Jump, the Dubai 4k”:

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys research and writing about cutting edge technologies that hold the promise of improving conditions for all life on planet earth.

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