a zipline on steroids, a typical RIPRIDE
starts at a spine-chilling 200 ft (62m)
above crystal-clear waters and is 1000 ft
(300m) long! This traditional form of this
ride called a Flying Fox or Zipline, has
been redesigned to go fast - very fast!
The top speed can be as fast as a 350 ft.
you are standing on, suddenly drops below
your feet and you begin the terrifying descent.
Suspended from the cable like Superman,
you place your arms in front of you to break
the wind and you actually feel like you
are flying. The sound of wind blowing past
your ears loudens as you accellerate faster
and faster. Just before you think its too
late to stop before you approach the bottom
tower, the automatic braking system brings
you to a sudden, but smooth halt.