zipSTOP Zip Line Brake

Increase throughput while creating a hands-free braking experience for zip line riders.

zipSTOP Benefits

Get the most advanced and reliable brake for your zip lines with the zipSTOP Zip Line Brake. zipSTOP uses Head Rush’s patented magnetic braking technology to comfortably slow zip line riders. The zip line brake then automatically resets for the next rider. The end results are happy customers, higher throughput, and an increase in your bottom line. There are many benefits to using zipSTOP as the primary brake for your zip line brake system:

Magnetic Braking Technology

zipSTOP utilizes our patented eddy current magnetic braking technology to create a comfortable braking experience. Magnetic eddy current braking is extremely reliable and low maintenance due to no contacting parts in the braking system.

Self-Regulating

The magnetic braking technology automatically adjusts the resistance based on the weight of the rider to create the most comfortable zip line braking experience. The zipSTOP Zip Line Brake uses centrifugal force and adjusts automatically to lighter or heavier participants.

Hands Free Braking

Eliminates rider participation in braking, minimizes the potential for human error, and significantly reduces staff involvement and risk. Riders get to sit back and enjoy the view without worrying about how or when to brake.

Increase Throughput

Provides consistent braking and automatically resets after each ride, greatly increasing zip line throughput. Guides need to visually check for proper reset of the zip line brake, but they are able to spend more time on guest experience.

Low Maintenance

Magnetic eddy current braking is a low maintenance technology that is extremely reliable. The zipSTOP is built to withstand the elements and has a low cost of ownership.

Weight Capacity

As part of a complete zip line braking system, the zipSTOP Zip Line Brake gives you flexibility in zip line design and operations because it allows a wide range of rider weights and rider arrival speeds.

"In 2012 we installed two zipSTOPs on our dual race lines. They have been perfect from “go”. We have saved thousands of dollars... the zipSTOP does all of the work for both lines and we only need one guide on the platform." – Ty Seufer, Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours

See the zipSTOP in Action

This video highlights the zipSTOP Zip Line Brake and shows how the brake works as the rider enters the braking zone. There is no action required by the rider to engage the brake, and the magnetic braking creates smooth and comfortable deceleration.

zipSTOP Specifications

There are two models of our zip line brake: the zipSTOP and the zipSTOP IR. The “IR” stands for internal reduction and is a streamlined version that allows for a greater range of arrival speeds. Choose between the zipSTOP and zipSTOP IR based on the speed at which riders arrive at the end platform and the setup of your zip line.
Features zipSTOP zipSTOP IR
Capacity 15-150 kg (33-330 lbs) 15-150 kg (33-330 lbs)
Device Weight 19.75kg (44 lbs) 19.75kg (44 lbs)
Webbing Length 12.5 meters (41 ft) 20 meters (65 ft)
Mounting Configurations 1:1, 2:1 and Pivot Mount 1:1 and Pivot Mount
Rated Arrival Speed 0-36 kph (0-22 mph) = 1:1 reduction ratio
0-60 kph (0-37 mph) = 2:1 reduction ratio
0-60 kph (0-37 mph)
Webbing Specs Width: 20.8 mm (0.82 in)
Thickness: 2.5 mm (0.1 in)
Minimum Breaking Strength: 15.6 kN (3,507 lbs)
Webbing Material: Nylon/Spectra
Width: 20.8 mm (0.82 in)
Thickness: 1.5mm (0.06 in)
Minimum Breaking Strength: 15.6 kN (3,507 lbs)
Webbing Material: Nylon/Dyneema/Technora

The zipSTOP is the most advanced zip line brake available, but it is still just one component of a complete zip line brake system. Learn more about how to design a zip line braking system that is complete and meets standards of the zip line industry.

 

zipSTOPs Around the World

The zipSTOP is the most advanced zip line brake in the world, and is used by many popular zip lines to create the best rider experience. See the many locations across the globe with zipSTOP Zip Line Brakes.

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