As a completely self-contained self-regulating braking system, ZIPKEA is the ultimate zip line braking and retrieval system.
Solving the issue of speed regulation, ZIPKEA also has a built-in retrieval system that captures zip line participants that come up short of the landing platform.
ZIPKEA's low profile, unobtrusive design was made to fit naturally in all environments.
No additional cabling.
No additional hardware.
Installs easily to existing course.
Who installs the ZIPKEA?
Our own qualified professionals install the ZIPKEA system so you can feel assured that installation is done safely and consistently.
How long does installation take?
It depends on the size of your course and your specific needs, but courses with 7-­10 zip lines generally take 1-­2 days for proper installation.
Do you provide training for how to properly use the ZIPKEA?
Yes. Our qualified trainers provide all necessary training, which is included in the cost of Installation and occurs in the 1-­2 days. Due to the easy-­to-­use nature of the ZIPKEA system, training is simple for experienced and trained zip guides. Training for the ZIPKEA system does not, however, replace or negate normal annual training that must be done for zip line guides. ZIPKEA training is only for the ZIPKEA system and we only train your employees with guiding experience. Regular course training can be provided if requested 4 weeks prior to ZIPKEA Training.
How does it work?

ZIPKEA is a self-­contained, self­-regulating braking and retrieval system.

"Self-­contained” means that the whole brake attaches to the zip line and nothing else. There is a tether connected right around the zip termination, but that is only to make facilitating easier. The tether has nothing to do with the actually braking. No additional cables, poles, bungees, ropes, or hardware. This makes it easily to install to any existing course.

"Self-­regulated” means the speed at which the rider engages the brake determines the pressure applied to slow down the rider. The faster a rider engages the brake, the more pressure it applies. The energy produced by the rider, or kinetic energy, is absorbed by the brake and used to slow down the rider without producing heat or other friction. Thus, the Kinetic Energy Absorber.

ZIPKEA also has a built­-in retrieval system that captures zip line riders that come short of the landing platform. This universal system attaches to the carabiner only, so it functions with virtually all trolleys as long as there is a carabiner attached to the trolley.

What speed restrictions are there with ZIPKEA?
Each ZIPKEA unit is for courses and zip lines where zip line riders average speeds under 15-­20 mph on a regular basis and, even on an irregular basis, do not exceed speeds of 25-­30 mph. If a zip line does not fit within these speed parameters, ZIPKEA is not compatible with that zip line.
Is there a weight limit?
No riders over 300 lbs should use ZIPKEA as their primary zip line braking system.
Are there any weather restrictions?
Remove all ice off of zip line before using ZIPKEA
How often does each ZIPKEA unit need to be inspected and recertified?
Every year. Read Recertification for more details.
Do I need a secondary braking system when using the ZIPKEA?
Yes. We recommend that all zip lines installed by industry professionals incorporate practices using gravity to naturally slow down participants with additional redundancies built into the course. Your course will be evaluated and a proper system will be recommended for your specific situation.
Installation is performed by our own qualified professionals so that we can provide a safe and consistent environment. With ZIPKEA’S low profile, unobtrusive design it installs easily and fits with the natural environment.
Since it is a self-contained system, installation is simple and easy. Installation timeframe depends on the size of your course and your specific needs, but generally courses with 7-10 zip lines take 1-2 days for proper install.
A yearly recertification must be carried out for each ZIPKEA unit by ZIPKEA, LLC. This is due to the harsh conditions and constant impact the brakes endure on a daily basis, and also to ensure each ZIPKEA unit stays current and is up to standards. The annual recertification must take place one year from the installation date. Failure to send a ZIPKEA unit for recertification before the expiration date releases ZIPKEA, LLC of responsibility for any product defect or failure of any kind until that ZIPKEA unit is recertified. Recertification Cost is $299 per unit. Recertification Cost includes a thorough inspection of each ZIPKEA unit and a replacement of all internal components of brake if necessary. Captures, reels, webbing, covers, etc can be replaced at a small fee. Structural/framework damage is NOT included when used outside of given parameters or due to age and natural wear. Sending in ZIPKEA units for recertification can be done one of two ways: 1) you send each of your brakes at the same time and all brakes are recertified together, or 2) we send you one additional ZIPKEA unit to be a replacement unit while you then send one ZIPKEA unit at a time to be recertified. When all units are recertified, you must return the additional ZIPKEA. The latter option is helpful for courses that are open year­-round.
Per unit cost
Included per unit:
  • Self-contained ZIPKEA braking system.
  • ZIPKEA’s custom Retractable Release with necessary webbing.
*Not included:
  • Installation, Training, and associated travel costs.
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What is the cable size used for your zip lines?
What do you use as your current braking system?
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What is the length of the longest zip line on your course?
What is the estimated average speed a rider travels while 50 feet from the landing platform?
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