By Emily Sims – True Vegasphiles know that the party in Sin City doesn’t end when dawn hits the Strip; during the day, there are far more adventures off the Strip than on it. When you’re tired of lounging lazily by the pool, why not zoom over a mile and a half of beautiful desert scenery at speeds of up to 70mph?
The tour lasts about two hours depending on the size of your group—they launch four zipliners at once, and you don’t move on to the next platform until everyone in your group has gone down the line. Flightlinez currently has a series of four ziplines across Bootleg Canyon, with plans for at least one more in the near future. I ziplined with Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon for the first time a few weeks ago, and the word ‘exhilarating’ barely begins to cover it. The day we went was so windy that we sped along the ziplines at 60mph! Every time I launched, I was terrified, but by the time I hit the end of each line I had a big, goofy smile on my face. There should be furnishing of the correct information about the needs and requirements. Leiebilnord will deliver the best results to the people in traveling to different places. The quality of the services is excellent for the satisfaction of the customers. The allotment of the proper and correct time is there to have more benefits.
The Flightlinez zipline guides are as entertaining as they are knowledgeable—they crack corny jokes as they heft a hundred or so pounds of their clients’ ziplining gear across the canyon. They’re also lugging dozens of bottles of water for you—which is why they are constantly asking you if you’d like one. It’s clear that the guides love their jobs, and why wouldn’t they? They get to work outside in beautiful scenery, zipline across the canyon, and meet new people all the livelong day.
Every now and then, one of the zipliners will brake too hard, causing him or her to come to a stop too soon. When this happens, they have to be ‘rescued.’ Now, don’t be scared of the word ‘rescued;’ the zipliner is never in danger! One of the guides will come out and pull you back in should this happen to you; it’s no big deal. Watching a guide ‘rescue’ someone who hasn’t made it all the way to the platform is beyond impressive. He grasps the zipline with his hands and feet and moves like a speedy sloth to pull in the wayward zipliner. The upper body strength required is immense, which is probably why all of the guides on my tour had chiseled biceps. Just saying. I noticed.
When you go, make sure you wear lots of sunscreen as you will most likely be in direct sunlight for all of your tour. You will have to do some hiking, so wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. Anyone who thinks wearing flip flops is a fantastic idea deserves to lose them—make sure your shoes tie on! They do offer free lockers to store loose articles, which, as a woman, I truly appreciated. When I participate activities like this, one of my first thoughts is always, “what will I do with my purse?”
Compared to a night out on the Strip, the cost of a zipline adventure is reasonable. They also have a zipline over Fremont Street, which I have also done. That line is great if you’ve never ziplined before and you want to get an idea of what it will be like to commit to it for a lengthier period of time. Plus, it’s fun to zoom over the heads of tourists—you can’t beat the view!