[Tagging] RFC aerialway=zip line
phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Thu Feb 19 12:50:20 UTC 2015
On Thu, 2015-02-19 at 06:55 +0900, John Willis wrote:
> Something so "dangerous" in the US for children's playgrounds were removed a long time ago, but in Japan, they still have plenty of giant steel things to play on and, on three occasions, I have found ~ 10m zip line like rides. They are in playgrounds or parks near the slides or jungle gyms.
> The last one I found was in a children's play park, with many different kinds of large concrete or steel playground fixtures that US cities would have demanded ripped out for liability reasons a long time ago ><. They have specialty support columns, two wires, with bump guards and and enclosed pulley that rides the wires, and a rope that hands down that you hold onto as it zips down the small incline.
They certainly still exist in the UK, and Germany as I remember there
was one next to our Saturday night bier-garten at SOTM-EU in Karlsruhe,
many of us OSMers had great fun on this and other pieces of equipment.
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