The tree course
- Futuristic design that makes it the anchor attraction
- Single or multilevel course layout to achieve high throughput
- Theming possibilities to better fit in an already existing venue
- Add-ons accommodation such as Rollglider or QUICKjump
- Viewing deck to increase the capacity
Over 100 obstacles divided in 4 types
Bridges consist in horizontally connected elements and usually allow the participant to step on the rope which connects the floor elements. They tend to offer more width than the other types and are generally easier.
Platforms are made of individual elements. Participants must step on these to complete the obstacle. The size of the elements and the distance between them govern how hard these are. Both hands and feet are usually involved.
Traverses rely on vertically aligned elements which offer little to no width resulting in participants having to adopt a sideways motion to complete them. Alike platforms, traverses typically involve both feet and hands as well.
Specials, as the name suggests, refer to unique obstacles which are hard to put in a single category. These obstacles provide a mix of different experiences.
The Rollglider is an aerial roller coaster-zip line, designed to provide the feeling of free flying in a safe environment. The flight is not only enjoyed by thrill-seekers but also by people seeking novel and exciting experiences.
The QUICKjump Free Fall device gives jumpers a thrilling free fall experience before softly catching them and lowering them onto the ground. It offers a secondary exit from the Tree; we recommend charging it as an extra on top of the price of the ticket.
The zipline add-on, similarly to the free-fall device, offers a secondary exit from the course to the visitors. This last rush of adrenaline acts as a “grand finale” and leaves a long-lasting impression on the visitors’ mind. We recommend charging it as an extra on top of the price of the ticket.
This belay line allows for an easy linear movement along the course.
- Speed – customers can progress swiftly along the obstacles without changing directions.
- Bigger throughput – potential to service more people and generate higher revenue
This belay line comes with a splitter welded on top of each column. The splitter gives the possibility to take up to 6 different paths and explore different routes.
- Longer experience – participants choose their own paths and can redo obstacles
- Easier rescue – staff can quickly reach sections where participants are located.
*The multidirectional belay line is not for sale in the USA.
Alternative Belay Systems
Saferoller ® by Kanopeo is a continuous wire system that does not require any detachment from the belay line. The integrated trolley is attached to the line at the beginning of the course and disconnected from an operator at the end. Main advantage of this system is that it is fluid and easy to use. The main disadvantages include a high maintenance and limited multidirectional movements.
Speedrunner ® by Kanopeo is yet another continuous wire system that once attached stays on till the end of the track. Rather than a trolley this system uses a carabineer to attach to the wire. Multidirectional movement is possible for this structure but requires participants to forego some training.
These devices work with a non-continuous wire system. Commonly, smart belay devices consist of two hooks and a smart belay lanyard attached to them. Such systems are preferred to create a highly engaging ropes course experience. Nonetheless they do come with some major disadvantages such as the high maintenance involved, training required before usage and slow operations generated. Additionally, those could be confusing to younger children.