NEW ISC STRYDER Foot Ascender
The ISC STRYDER Foot Ascender has been designed following extensive feedback from industry users. During the development of STRYDER, durability and functionality were at the top of the priority list. STRYDER utilises tried & tested geometry, to provide a smooth upward movement and positive engagement on the rope.
STRYDER is fully adjustable on both the horizontal and vertical straps, allowing the user to position the device on the boot, according to preference. The straps and protective under-foot sleeve are made from a specifically developed webbing, which has passed extensive abrasion testing.
The combination of the creep-free webbing and the mounting slot design, means that the device should remain firmly in position throughout use. The main strap is tightened by pulling firmly on the strap and is released by pulling upwards on the toggle, in a one-handed action.
STRYDER utilises the same unique Stainless Steel cam used in our Hand Ascender. The coned cam-face allows positive engagement on the rope for a firm and reliable grip, with minimal wear to the sheath.
Great engineering attention was placed on the spring, which has been meticulously trialled to ensure that it offered sufficient tension (so as not to easily ‘pop-off’), but still allow the device to move freely upwards without towing the trailing rope.
The foot-lever can be used to open/close the cam, with the other foot. The foot-lever can also be hooked over the body of the device, to hold the cam in the open (disengaged) position. Should the user prefer, the foot-lever bar can be removed, by unscrewing an Allen screw. Removing the foot-bar allows greater pivot range of the cam. This in turn allows the user to deliberately remove the rope from the device, by using a kick technique with only the leg that the device is mounted on.
ISC Zippey Clip'n'Zip Trolley chosen for New Panza Okinawa Zip line for Sheraton Resorts
Project Adventure Japan have announced that the official opening of their new Sheraton PANZA Okinawa Zipline will take place on the 6th February! ISC Zippey Clip'n'Zip Trolleys will fly visitors down the 250m long line, over the beautiful scenery of the San Marina Beach.
The compact and lightweight design allows users to easily carry the Zippey Trolley with them as they make their way up to the launch tower. The Zippey is then mounted on the line, using a single hand to operate the safety catch. These Zippeys are fitted with rubber-sealed bearings which help to retain bearing grease and provide defense from the ingress of debris. This feature offers proven performance and durability- even in humid seaside environments such as this.
Each Zippey Trolley is also fitted with the ISC 'ARC' (Anti-Rollback Cam); a small device which prevents any backwards movement of the Trolley on the line. With unpredictable side/headwinds coming in off the sea, the ARC is a key piece of equipment for reducing rescue distances. When riders don't quite make it to the end of the Zipline, the ARC stops the Trolley from rolling backwards and taking the rider further away from the end of the line. The ARC will also prevent the end-of-line braking system from propelling users backwards down the line!
The Zippey and ARC combination (with a little help from the awesome scenery!), will offer a wonderful experience for the user- and maximum throughput efficiency for the operator!