This is an album highlighting some of the things we come across that just aren’t quite right. Taken directly from our Facebook page, no names are used unless permission has been granted from the ropes course owner.
Tree on to zipline (flying fox)
The following set of photos are from Mebbin in Northern NSW. During severe storms, several large trees came down on their zipline, causing the damage.
All belay back-ups that we construct are in line with the ACCT standards. These standards are revised annually and where Australian standards exceed the ACCT standards, they are used instead. The following illustrate incorrect belay back-ups:
Cable grips need to be correctly oriented and spaced as per manufacturers recommendations. The following photos show incorrect installation:
One problem we find with rapid links is rust. Especially installing galvanised hardware in a marine environment. Another is general wear from other hardware, such as pulleys or shear reduction devices.
Tree Damage/Overgrown Hardware
When building in trees, extra attention needs to be paid to the health of the tree and what it’s doing to your course elements. The following photos show some ‘interesting’ things we have come across:
A collection of other bits and pieces we’ve come across.