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Counterweight Progressive Brake (CPB)

This amazing but so simple piece of engineering is the smoothest, fastest and safest zipline brake in the industry.  This fully redundant patent pending zipline brake is the smoothest stop possible on a zipline and can manage any speed you throw at it with an ease of adjustment unsurpassed by any other system.

This zipline brake was designed for use on high speed lines with prone harness but it also has proven to be the perfect for other trolleys and positions as well. Simply the best


The magnetic zipline brake uses a reaction between a non-conductive metal and magnets called eddy current. the principles itself is very reliable as it is bond to a law of physics.

it allows us to bring to a stop rider from speeds of up to 70 km/hour regardless of the rider’s weight. in other words, this zipline brake system will apply more brake force as the landing speed increases so lighter people arriving slower will not be affected too much by an adjustment made for heavy people. However, compared with a counterweight progressive brake, the impact can sometime be abrupt. 

Springs Brake

Originally, this zipline brake was developped as an alternative to the rubber stopper that was often used at the end of a triangulation bungee brake.  

However, this zipline brake proved that it could work very well by itself and in conjunction with the anti-return system, another Zip-Rush innovation; it’s the perfect alternative for most of the high speed zipline landings.


Safe commercial ziplines typically use passive zipline brakes; the rider doesn’t have to intervene in the braking process. Active zipline brakes however, imply that rider has to be active in the braking process such as dragging a gloved hand on the cable.  

Passive zipline brakes are:

  • Gravity: Cable has a sag that slows down the rider at the end of the run. Good for short zipline with use of an active brake
  • Springs: A series of springs and spacers are placed on the line to gently stop rider.  Heaviest rider have a smoother stop.
  • Magnetic: The magnetic technology is based on Eddy Current; a reaction between magnets and a non-conductive metal such as aluminum. It provides excellent braking but is quite expensive. Most riders will stop pretty smoothly.

  • Progressive: Perfect for the highest landing speed ranges over 90 km/h. Extremely easy to adjust and every riders will have a smooth stop evenly when braking distance is adequate. 

Your choice of zipline brake design depends on many factors: expected landing speed, available braking and buffer zone lengths, type of trolley and budget. 

We can usually plan for a zipline brake design at the earliest stage of consulting but it is only after we visit the site and discuss the different options with the client that we can confirm the design and start planning for it.

zipline brakes
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Phone: 877-947-7874 Website: http://www.ziprush.com/