A zip-line (also known as a death slide, 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. Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. They may be short and low, intended for child's play and found on some playgrounds. Longer and higher rides are often used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforest canopy. In essence a form of Tyrolean traverse, zip-line tours are becoming popular vacation activities, found at outdoor adventure camps or upscale resorts, where they may be an element on a larger challenge or ropes course. The jungles of Costa Rica, Florida, and Nicaragua are popular destinations for zip line enthusiasts.

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... A pivoting link, such as a carabiner, is used to secure the load to the trolley so that the trolley does not have a tendency to rock in a manner that it may fall off of the cable if the load should sway ... Load carriers ranging from enclosed cabins to gondolas to harnesses are attached to the link ...