An EBL Fully-Operated Tour means we take care of everything from construction to staffing to maintenance and simply pay you to operate on your property. It is the least amount of work for you, but you still benefit from attracting new visitors to your venue while generating income from the property.
A zipline canopy tour at your venue can be a great way to attract more adventurists and add revenue. An EBL Licensed Tour agreement means we design and build the tour, train your staff, do the routine maintenance inspections for an annual fee, but the tour is yours to promote and run on a daily basis.
EBL has specialized in programming over the years and intends to continue delivering quality tours and programs. This experience in conjunction with our building expertise platforms us to understand both sides of the business experience. Further, we own and operate our own tour locations.
EBL promotes a down scaled approach to tour construction projects, starting with the end in mind and working backwards to ensure budgeting for training, gear replacement, inspection, and then construction. This more managed view allows for better integration into other existing programs and less of a strain on the annual budget. This allows us to provide our clients with straight talk and avoid a "hard sale". Actually, we have talked organizations out of building tours because we did not want our name associated with a large scale construction regret.
EBL is driven on quality, not volume.
All EBL courses exceed the voluntary industry minimum guidelines. EBL has established its own set of building practices which have been reviewed and endorsed by structural engineers and call for superior products. Further, EBL contributes to and constructs tours to the installation standards set forth by the Professional Ropes Course Association (PRCA). EBL is an Accredited Vendor with the PRCA. Visit PRCA website »
All EBL locations receive an in depth training specifically designed for that tour location and course demands. All guides pass not only a classroom component but also a practical skills test and a mentorship period.
EBL conducts "wrench on" inspections. Everything on the canopy zip line tour is examined: bolts, rope, clamps, utility poles, clamp tension, cable, tree selection, tree health, platforms, welds, policy and procedure manuals, operating practices, risk management plan, and so on. A written report of inspector findings will be issued to the location and kept on file.
EBL installed a larger 6 line zipline tour, with take of towers, tree platforms, and stairs. Located on a local ski resort, the zipline tour was installed for new company owners. Safety training was provided for complete operations. Unique qualities about this installation was the requirement from the BLM to conduct the entire build when the ground was covered with snow; minimizing ground and plant compaction. During construction, many days were spent digging out the tools and lumber or spent staying warm in subzero working conditions.
All structures are engineered by a Alaska licensed Professional Engineer, conform with the Professional Ropes Course Association Ropes Challenge Course and Canopy Zip Line Tour Standards established in 2003, and other local requirements.
Berkshire East Ski Resort opened this EBL installed tour in May 2009. The orientation tour located at the Lodge Area consists of 2 dual zip lines ranging from 300 feet to 550 feet in length and roughly 30 feet off the ground. It is designed to allow guests to 'test' a tour to see if they have what it takes to ride up the chair lift and do a more extreme tour!
The upper mountain tour consist 6 dual lines ranging from 150 feet to just over 800 feet in length, encompassing ground to elevated platforms and elevated platforms to ground zip lines, along with one jumping off a cliff!
The EXTREME Tour consists of 6 ziplines ranging from 800 - 2,600 feet long! The speeds on these ziplines are some of the fastest in the United States, upwards of 50 mph!
All structures are engineered by a Massachusetts licensed Professional/Structural Engineer, conform with the Professional Ropes Course Association Ropes Challenge Course and Canopy Zip Line Tour Standards established in 2003, and other local requirements.
EBL partly financed this tour and installed, trained, and maintained the tour for five years. It was built as part of a larger company called the World Botanical Gardens (WBGI). WBGI since has gone bankrupt due to poor leadership and restructured as World Botanical Adventures.
When EBL controlled this tour, all structures where engineered by an Hawaii licensed Professional Engineer, using EBL proprietary designs and previous engineering, conformed with the Professional Ropes Course Association tour Standards, and other local requirements. The tour is currently reopened by a third party and EBL assumes no liability nor makes any claims to the safety of the current tour.
Carolina Adventure World (CAW) had retained a Costa Rica based company to install their first zipline tour. After 9 months, over $100,000 into the project, they still were not open for tours. Further, the longer ziplines wouldn't work and the installer couldn't seem to solve the problem. CAW retained EBL to come in a "fix" the problems. We had their longest zipline operational and working in less than three days! CAW was so pleased with EBL that we expanded the tour by adding two additional SUPER ziplines!
All structures are engineered and signed off by a South Carolina licensed Professional Engineer, conformed with the Professional Ropes Course Association Ropes Challenge Course and Canopy Zip Line Tour Standards, and other local requirements.
This EBL installed tour consists of 8 ziplines from 175 - 1,000 feet long, upwards of 85 feet off the ground! Complete with 2 suspension bridges and a dual racing zipline, this course is a great experience for all ages. Family friendly and very close to Chicago, this course has become a locals favorite in short order.
Unique features about this tour is that it begins inside of the check-in facility and you literally zip out the side of the building! The tour also consists of canopy and ground to ground based ziplines!
All structures are engineered by an Illinois licensed Professional/Structural Engineer, conform with the Professional Ropes Course Association Ropes Challenge Course and Canopy Zip Line Tour Standards, and other local requirements.
This EBL installed and owned tour consisted of 7 ziplines from 175 - 1,450 feet long. EBL financed, installed, trained, and maintained this tour under a License Agreement with a third party, from 2007-2012.
Unique features about this tour was that it was EBL's second installation in the state of Idaho and featured EBL's patent pending Dual Ziplines.
When EBL controlled this tour, all structures where engineered by an Idaho licensed Professional Engineer, conform with the Professional Ropes Course Association Ropes Challenge Course and Canopy Zip Line Tour Standards, and other local requirements. The tour is currently reopened by a third party and EBL assumes no liability nor makes any claims to the safety of the current tour.
Kauai Backcountry Adventure retained EBL to start the installation of their new zipline tour. EBL installed their first five long ziplines while they installed their own platforms and ladder systems. This project was part of a Brother / Sister business partnership, in conjunction with Princeville Ranch Adventures on the north shore of Kauai. Kauai Backcountry Adventures was EBL's forth installation project in Hawaii.
This tour located around midpoint on Mt. Haleakala in Maui Hawaii, was the first zipline tour in Hawaii. This was also the first year round commercial zipline tour in the United States (2002). EBL was proud to be the vendor to install the cable rigging for this tour, install the first suspension bridge of its type, adapt and train / certify the guides for operations, and kick start this company on to years of successful operations. They have since expanded to other tour locations across Hawaii.
While the zipline cables may be considered short by today's standards, only roughly 800 feet long, at the time, they were state of the art for ziplines back in the day. The suspension bridge is 150 feet long and designed to walk guest across a stream cut out in the lava basin below.
EBL has gone on now to have installed zipline cables engineered for up to 3,000 feet long!
Zip Orlando is an EBL operated and managed tour where zippers will see the wilds of Florida from high up in the tree tops! Zip Orlando will take you on a two and a half hour adventure reaching heights of 65 feet and speeds up to 35 mph…plus experience Florida's first double-decker ziplines and Florida's longest ziplines! The tour consist of 8 ziplines with dual exit racing zips and 3 suspension bridges, ending with an 1,000 foot zipline.
All structures where engineered by a Florida licensed Professional/Structural Engineer, conform with the Professional Ropes Course Association Ropes Challenge Course and Canopy Zip Line Tour Standards, receive an annual third party Professional Engineer inspection, receive bi-annual inspections from the Florida's Amusement division, and other local requirements.
The Dubuque Community Y contracted with EBL to design and build the initial 7-zipline course. EBL resourcefully used Union Park's natural valleys, ravines, hillsides, and bluffs to create an eco-friendly progression of seven (7) ziplines through the forested hills and valleys. In May 2011, with construction of the Sky Tours Zipline completed, guides were trained and certified and the 7-zipline course was opened to the public for business. In January 2013, Sky Tours retained EBL to add additonal ziplines, expanding the tour to 9 ziplines, up to 1,000 feet long.
Primarily a sea kayak tour business, a zipline tour was brought in to service the needs of the crusie ships visiting the port. Over the years, EBL provided four different exspansions to this course including a state of the art steel climbing tower, additional ziplines, additional tree platforms, and additional ropes course elements. This tour was constructed in old growth red cedar and reaches heights upwards of 80 feet in the air.
At Zip Tahoe (an EBL operated location), riders get to explore the mountain in a unique, action-packed Zipline tour through mountains, meadows and forest through Kirkwood's rugged mountain terrain. Riders experience the rush of an ATV up the mountain to begin the tour. We'll send them down 6-8 different ziplines… over ski slopes, and forest…coming to rest on tree platforms roughly 90 feet off the ground. Experienced guides also narrate the journey with information about plants and animals native to the Lake Tahoe area.
All structures where engineered by a California licensed Professional Engineer, conform with the Professional Ropes Course Association Ropes Challenge Course and Canopy Zip Line Tour Standards, ASTM F2959-12, and other local requirements.
Tamarack Canopy Zipline Tours is an EBL operated and managed tour…and is probably the most extensive tour in North America wtih 8 ziplines, vast open spaces, mountains views, lakes, zips up to 900 feet long and up to 200 feet off the ground. This tour rocks!
EBL designed and built this course featuring 5 lines up to over 900 feet in length. Constructed out of custom-designed steel columns with enclosed stairs and decks, this tour is fast and fun that gets riders roughly 100 feet above Lost Canyon on the Wilderness resort property.
Zip Yosemite is an EBL licensed and operated location with 8 ziplines up to 2,000 feet long, roughly 150 feet off the ground…at speeds of up to 40 MPH. The tour is completely guided.
A Teenager's dream to zip line came true. 13-year-old Adam suffers from cerebral palsy which makes him incapable of controlling his motor functions but this young man has a love of adventure and Zip Orlando fulfilled his dream. In a special harness, Adam got to fly through the air on a thousand foot long zip line in Kissimmee. "He loves movement. When we get him in the pool, he is so free," says Adam's mother, Karen, "...he just loves moving. And I thought zip lining with a safe harness would be great becuase he would get to fly for once."Continue story
Over the past months, EBL has been called upon by officials in the State of Hawaii, general public, clients, and tourist visiting the Great State of Hawaii, regarding the Zipline incident of September 2011 on the Big Island.
Further, having been part of five (5) projects in Hawaii since 2002 and being a leader in the industry, we have been asked our opinion on the merits of the incident that claimed a workers life and injured another, the Great State of Hawai'i efforts to regulate the industry, EBL courses in the islands, our recommendations for regulation, and addressing uneasy tourists. We will do our best to respond to each question.
First, EBL, like our fellow professionals, extended our continued thoughts and prayers to the effected family and friends of the worker who passed in this incident and hope for a speedy recovery of the injured worker. EBL didn't know these workers personally, but many of the shareholders are friends via interconnected relationships in this small and growing industry.Read entire letter
New for 2013... ZipChicago has added a second dual racing zipline at the exit of the tour! Now you can race your friends down the line to see who is fastest!
In addition, construction has begun this week on adding a new 1,000 foot zipline, bringing the total length of the tour to just under a mile of zipping pleasure.
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