Zip Boise meets or exceeds the ANSI American National Standard for zip lines and aerials adventure courses.
Zip Boise is committed to your safety. Through rigorous design and numerous successful zip experiences to date, you can be assured a safe and worry free experience. Our tour is regularly inspected and our staff is trained with your safety as our top priority. The Zip Boise course was designed by a licensed Structural Engineer, then re-reviewed and stamped by an Idaho Licensed Professional Engineer. We secured a State of Idaho building permit and PASSED all six (6) field inspections, including our final inspection.
LIFE LINE: One Cable or Two?
Here at EBL, we prefer to install single zip line cables. That said, we also use a half inch cable, not the thinner cable as on most tours. So our system is engineered by professional engineers to 26,600 pounds. Engineered and maintained, single cable zip lines provide up to 50,000 cycles. In some cases, double cables have caused problems and most double cable set-ups require the guests to hand brake. We don't have our guests hand brake!
You may find it interesting to know that we have installed some 50 projects, internationally and across the United States, and we have had no problems with breaking cables or dropped guests.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Zip Boise's parent company of EBL Zip Lines, has been purposeful with tour designs and selection of harness systems, including your safety lanyards, helmet, pulley, and the training curriculum that the guides receive. Our methods have been proven sound by experience, destructive testing, and installed with professional plans reviewed by a proper Idaho licensed Professional & Structural Engineer. When you participate on an EBL tour, thousands of behind the scenes development and experience has been devoted to keeping your experience safe. We are committed to safer operations and continually work within the adventure industry to bring new technologies online to enhance your experiences. Here is an example of our high pulley quality; 19,000 pounds rated with a redundant back-up carabiner over the cable itself. We prefer bolted and stainless steel pulleys rather than 5,000 pound aluminum pulleys held together with rivets. You be the judge.
In addition to your safety, we are committed to being "green" by implementing minimum-impact practices from construction site pathways, geographical considerations for pathways such as erosion and ground compaction, to Arborist approved tree trimming and construction designs of our engineered platforms. When you are standing on a platform, 100 feet off the ground, you want to know the craftsmanship is top notch. If it is an EBL course, it is.
Next time you research a canopy tour for your vacation, ask if it is an EBL tour. This is your assurance of a quality tour experience.