Monday, June 8, 2009

Zip lining with no hands

Yesterday I showed a photo of my son going down the zip lines while taking a video. Here is someone going down the zip lines with no hands!

This means that rather than hanging on the the cable that hangs from the zip lines, she is well balanced and hanging from the clip on the harness that is strapped around her waist, over her shoulders and around her legs.

My wife, Julie, left a comment to my photo yesterday mentioning that she rode down zip lines "Super-Chica" style. That means that she was lying down face first, with her arms and legs extending out, flying through the jungle like Superman. How did she remain in that position? She explained to me (as I was not with her on that trip), that the guide was very nice and allowed her to wrap her legs around him as he rode down behind her to keep her horizontal. My wife is a 6-foot tall blonde. I am sure it was a big sacrifice for the guide to escort her down the zip lines by allowing her to wrap her legs around him.

the above photo also shows the platform that is at the other end of this link in the zip lines. That is where she will land. This rider was one of three young women from New York (one of whom was British) who were vacationing in Costa Rica and who went down the zip lines with my two sons and me.

7 comments:

brattcat said...

Wheeeeeeee!

Sharon said...

Julie did look amazing flying into the platform like super-woman.

Hilda said...

That is so much fun! I've only tried a zip line once but I'd love to do it again — on a much longer line that's not too steep. Steep ones are just too fast to let you appreciate being among the trees. But even on a slower zip line, I don't think I can do what Julie did!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

I'm sure this wouldn't be something for me; vertigo would set in in a split second:-) But a very nice image nonetheless.

Frank said...

Although like a lot of folks I love seeing others zipping down the line through the jungle canopy, I don' think I'd do it. Until I took my first ride in a hot air balloon, I didn't think I'd like that either, but I had a ball. And felt no fear sitting on the edge of th basket and floating right at the tree lines over homes. So, if presented with the chance I might. But, NOT facing down.

Ken said...

Now I would have thought that you and your sons would have offered to give the three visiting women the same ride down the zip line your wife got;)

JM said...

I have also done this and the view from the canopy is fantastic! The true 'bird's eye'! :-)

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