Now, RiverRocks is putting human flight a little closer to the ground and a little less encumbered by all that bulky protection. A zip-line (also known as a flying fox, foefie slide, zip wire, aerial runway, or aerial ropeslide) consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on an incline.
It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding onto, or attaching to, the freely moving pulley. As part of the 12-day outdoor extravaganza, the festival will install a zip line in Coolidge Park on Friday. The 200-foot line will run parallel to the Tennessee River from the east side of Coolidge Park toward the Chattanooga Theatre Center.
B&B Inflatables will operate the zip line, helping adults and children into the harnesses that are tethered to the line itself. There will also be an inflatable cushion to serve as a landing pad. What’s the charge for such a frenzied, free sail through the air, you ask?