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QUICKjump: A Versatile Free Fall

The QUICKjump is one of Head Rush Tech’s unique free fall devices that challenges participants to take a leap into thin air from heights ranging from 15 ft (4.5m) all the way up to 75 ft (21.8m). After a thrilling free fall, the QUICKjump free fall device softly catches the jumper and lowers them to the ground. Kids and adults alike can enjoy the challenge of jumping, the free fall experience, and the feeling of achievement that comes with pushing their boundaries.

 

Uses

The QUICKjump is a versatile device that can be used in many locations, indoor or outdoor. Ropes courses and challenge courses often use the QUICKjump as a final element on their course to give participants one last challenge. It also provides a quick and easy way for participants to descend from the course, increasing throughput while adding a ‘wow’ factor. Camps have used the QUICKjump as a unique challenge element that gives campers a sense of accomplishment.

QUICKjump is also a great attraction for amusement parks, family entertainment centers, resorts, shopping centers, and more who want to use this free fall device as an attraction of its own. There are three QUICKjumps to choose from (XS, regular, and XL) depending on the available or desired height and the level of challenge you want to give participants.

 

Benefits

One of the things that makes our free fall devices especially fun and unique is our magnetic braking technology. The rip cord provide a free fall before the braking is engaged smoothly, no other device provides that true free fall sensation. Rip cord options allow operators to increase this free fall distance if they want to up the thrill factor. Check out our blog post on free falling physics if you are wondering “what is free fall?

The QUICKjump is a compact, modular unit that requires a simple mounting setup and is easy to install or relocate. The magnetic braking technology is engineered for both indoor and outdoor use, so your imagination is the limit on where to QUICKjump. There are no sacrificial wear parts (e.g. no contacting parts during braking), so the QUICKjump has minimal maintenance and a low cost of ownership.

This free fall device is an affordable element for any ropes course or amusement ride for any family entertainment center. In fact, the device can pay for itself in a matter of days. Check out the incredible return on investment that you could see with a QUICKjump at your facility.

 

Creative Installations

Many facilities use QUICKjump to add extra excitement to their current activities while others use QUICKjump to create a unique, stand-alone attraction. Here are a few examples of great QUICKjump setups.

1. Seikkailupuisto PAKKA is an adventure park in Kalajoki, Finland that includes a tower with two QUICKjumps in addition to climbing and zip lining. This park hightlights the many uses of a single platform: climbing, jumping, and zip lining are all featured on one tower.

 

2. Challenges Unlimited, Inc. built this stand-alone jump pole at Lake Ridge Ski Resort in Uxbridge, Ontario to feature two QUICKjumps at different heights. It’s a great example of creating an attraction with a very small footprint.

quickjump free fall device at lake ridge ski resort

 

3. Marble Zip Tours built this stand-alone jump pole at Lake Ridge Ski Resort in Uxbridge, Ontario to feature two QUICKjumps at different heights. It’s a great example of creating an attraction with a very small footprint.

 

4. Klatrehallen a Norwegian climbing gym, recently added a QUICKjump to their facility. They already had tall walls and bouldering pads for a soft landing, all their needed was the QUICKjump.

 

5. Muskoka ZipLines & Aerial Park in Bracebridge, Ontario has a number of thrill opportunities, including their jump tower with a QUICKjump. It’s a stand-alone tower that offers guests extra thrills in addition to their zip line and aerial adventure course.

Jenna Stadsvold