Zip lines

Also known as a flying fox, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide or tyrolean crossing; consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on an incline. They are designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to traverse from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable, usually made of stainless steel, by holding on or attaching to the freely moving pulley. Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. They may be short and low, intended for child’s play and found on some playgrounds. Longer and higher rides are often used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforest canopy. Zip-line tours are becoming popular vacation activities, found at outdoor adventure camps or upscale resorts, where they are usually one element on a larger challenge or ropes course.

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Date: 1970 - 1995 By: Ross, Gregory F A, 1951- Description: Illustration to his publication "Red beech writing". Toronto: GFA Ross, 1995. 90p. Shows figure using the flying fox to cross the river. Illustrations for G...
Date: 1909 By: Stratford, P (Miss), active 1987 Description: Album of railway photographs relating to the construction of the New Zealand Midland Railway in the South Island, circa 1909, probably presented to James Str...
Date: [Circa 1880s-1890s] Description: Images of the construction of the Midland Railway line in Canterbury, and surrounding areas, taken by an unidentified photographer. Views include constructio...
Photograph album compiled by William Herbert Perkins
Date: [ca 1881] By: Burton Brothers (Dunedin, N.Z.); Perkins, William Herbert, -1927; Ring, James, 1856-1939 Description: Photographs of Greymouth, Grey River, Brunnerton, Ahaura, Reefton, Waimakariri, Lake Pearson, Lake Brunner, Dillmanstown, Milford Sound, Franz Josef Glacier,...
Flying fox over river, probably Fox Glacier, West Coast Region
Date: [ca 1930s] Description: Photograph taken by Edgar Richard Williams This image is one half of a stereograph. Other half is at 1/4-100956. Source of descriptive information - Negati...
Silverstream Brick & Tile Company factory, 1930.
Date: 1930 Description: Silverstream Brick & Tile Company factory. Photographed by A P Godber in 1930. Description and date from Godber own index filed in Photographic Archives at ...
Date: 1940 By: Simpson, George Clifford, 1917-2007 Description: Photograph album of images relating to George (known as Cliff) Simpson's work as a labourer on Raoul Island during Jan-Dec 1940. Photographer(s) unidentified...
View of the flying fox at the brickworks of the Silverstream Brick & Tile Company, 1930.
Date: 1930 Description: View of the flying fox at the brickworks of the Silverstream Brick & Tile Company. Photographed by A P Godber in 1930. Description and date from Godber File...
View from above of the flying fox at the brickworks of the Silverstream Brick & Tile Company, 1930.
Date: 1930 Description: View of the flying fox at the brickworks of the Silverstream Brick & Tile Company. Photographed by A P Godber in 1930. Description and date from Godber own ...