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A Look at the Big Zipper Zip Line in Northern Wales

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on April 15, 2014

Every now and then, just for fun, we like to share what other zipline attractions around the world are doing, particularly when they are set up for extreme thrills. This latest place we came across is called Zip World in northern Wales, and its longer line, the Big Zipper, is quite a ride. It's about a mile long, and its sharp descent gets riders zipping along as fast as 100 miles per hour.

Along the way, the main sight is a quarry lake that lies about 500 meters below the zipline, which actually launches on the high side of the quarry itself.

Passengers are harnessed to the zipline in such a way that they lie completely prone, as in flight, to maximize aerodynamic flow over the body and increase speed. Participants also get a jump suit and goggles to better withstand the often cold temperatures and fast speeds.

Watch a reporter's-eye view of the entire trip and read more about his experience here.

Here in the Smokies, our Pigeon Forge zipline adventure has a lot to offer as well. We've got 24 lines on our canopy tour, which takes you all the way from beginner level to long, fast lines that offer extraordinary bird's-eye views and speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. We also have a SuperZip course with four lines that are specially designed for those just looking for the rush of speed.

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