Zip Line Braking Dynamics

This Head Rush white paper offers a deep dive into the dynamics of zip line braking. It starts by defining a zip line brake system, using ACCT and ASTM definitions and standards. It details arrival speed comparisons and why guide-operated emergency brakes are not recommended, and explores the g-loads experienced by zip line riders during braking. It also explains how to test a primary brake and EAD system on a zip line.