February 5th 2015
Why Clip'n'Zip? We have been offering our heavy duty Zipspeed trollies for several years and the time has come to introduce a new compact trolley to compete with the lightweight one-handed fitting trollies such as the Petzl Trac. Often the trollies for this end of the market are ‘low-cost’ or ‘budget’ options, which suffer the common problems of premature wear due to poor materials, short bearing life due to poor quality bearings and offer very few features.
We approached XPLOR, (based in Cancun Mexico), as they have one of the world’s biggest Zip parks. Their park suffers from several of the biggest challenges for a zipline trolley and the trollies that they were using would last as little as 4-6 months. XPLOR welcome up to 2000 people each day and each trolley travels along several kilometers of rough cable lines, in hot,/humid conditions. The XPLOR site is situated right next to the sea, so their trollies are vulnerable to the effects of sand and seawater getting into bearings. XPLOR were keen to work with us in trialling and evaluating our trolley designs and our third prototype has provided them with a device that has clocked up 2000km and 1000 hits at the end of their lines!
Having consulted zipline operators from around the world throughout the development of the Zippey, we have succeeded in incorporating all the positive features needed to overcome the challenges faced by the industry.
Zippey is manufactured from high-spec 4mm aluminium plate, has a forged Aluminium gate and Stainless Steel wheels; all of which offer the best weight to performance ratio on the market. The Zippey trolley weighs 450g (1.0lb), [equaling the weight of the Petzl Trac+], yet has an MBS of 25kN (5620lbf) and therefore exceeds the 2260kg (5000lb) rating required by US standards, as well as being fully CE approved.
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