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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Went Zip Lining Yesterday in Wisc

So I awake yesterday to the GF all fired up to "Get Out Of The City" for the day and do something fun - Never in a million years when I went to sleep on Sat night did I think my ass would be cabled up in some trees 12 hours later

Lake Geneva Wisc Canopy Tours - What a fucking riot - They teach you what you need to know and are there with you 100% of the time and I will go back

8 "Zips" and then the master blaster "Race Zip" at the end - I did not do the Race as it has a pretty strong "Brake" at the end that puts a large amount of pressure on your lower back but fuck and aye was it a great day

If you want a break from shit and just want to get away, worth every penny - I needed to forget about work for a few and this did the trick as with like riding, you really can't afford to take your mind off the task at hand

Check it out bitches................

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Does it really require some focus? I thought you just glide down a wire, enjoy the scenery and the ride until it stops you.

I'd love to do this though. What's the cost?

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More details. Sounds pretty cool but also a bit different than the type of zip lining ice heard of.
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Nice! Got this marked the summer bucket list

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This is the place right off Snake Rd right?

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Does it really require some focus? I thought you just glide down a wire, enjoy the scenery and the ride until it stops you.

I'd love to do this though. What's the cost?
The focus is more of walking on the bridges and standing on platforms 50 feet in the Air - You are clipped in but still a bit freaky

It was like $90 a person and the whole thing is like 2.5 hours start to finish

It is a blast - I will post a link when I get home - You can also just google "Canopy Tours" in Lake Geneva Wisconsin

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Looks like a blast. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Did this in Cancun and had a blast. The guides were great pranksters and had us laughing the entire time. Did they offer to let you go upside-down? We also got to jump off a 2 story tower with nothing but a thin rope to swing from. I'm scared of heights and everyone said I made the strangest grunting/screaming noise when I took the leap. Then we went to a cenote where they had a couple of ziplines over the water and the guides were showing us all sorts of tricks and flips that you could do in to the water off the zip lines. To be honest I like the ziplines but they weren't fast enough for me. After railing around on a motorcycle at 100+ you become a little desensitized to other "thrills."
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Did this in Cancun and had a blast. The guides were great pranksters and had us laughing the entire time. Did they offer to let you go upside-down? We also got to jump off a 2 story tower with nothing but a thin rope to swing from. I'm scared of heights and everyone said I made the strangest grunting/screaming noise when I took the leap. Then we went to a cenote where they had a couple of ziplines over the water and the guides were showing us all sorts of tricks and flips that you could do in to the water off the zip lines. To be honest I like the ziplines but they weren't fast enough for me. After railing around on a motorcycle at 100+ you become a little desensitized to other "thrills."
I was on this same tour in February. Great time!

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I was on this same tour in February. Great time!
Was it the Selvatica tour?
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My daughter did this in Alaska when she was on an Alaskan cruise. She wouldn't shut up about it. LOL She loved it. I have done it in the military and it was fun. Glad you ventured north of 90 this weekend fruitcake.
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Did this in Riviera Maya. It was fun but not scary enough for me.
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Glad you ventured north of 90 this weekend fruitcake.
HA - True Dat - Part of the adventure was me leaving my neighborhood and just 312 in general

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Wait till you see the pic I took of the bilboard near where the race is being held. I drove past the area to my Moms this weekend. I will try to post it later but its right on the side of I75 and its says BRAAP. LOL
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Did this in Cancun as well, I did one of the lines upside down and my guide decided to be funny and swing my from side to side, good times.
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Brianne wanted to to the Zip Lines in Vegas, but her parents bailed on the idea last minute.

We're looking at doing the Wisconsin ones when it cools off a bit.

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Did this in Cancun and had a blast. The guides were great pranksters and had us laughing the entire time. Did they offer to let you go upside-down? We also got to jump off a 2 story tower with nothing but a thin rope to swing from. I'm scared of heights and everyone said I made the strangest grunting/screaming noise when I took the leap. Then we went to a cenote where they had a couple of ziplines over the water and the guides were showing us all sorts of tricks and flips that you could do in to the water off the zip lines. To be honest I like the ziplines but they weren't fast enough for me. After railing around on a motorcycle at 100+ you become a little desensitized to other "thrills."
I am going to Cancun next month and this is one of the things that's included with our stay. I figured it would be gay but maybe I will try it out.
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Was it the Selvatica tour?
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Hahahahahaha - Yes, I do - This new job has really opened my eyes to a lot of shit as well as put a ton in perspective - No Cook, not a "Golden Moment" either

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I'm not cheap by any means but it would cost me $360 for me, the wife and kids for 2 hours?

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I'm not cheap by any means but it would cost me $360 for me, the wife and kids for 2 hours?

Look at it this way you'd spend that if you went to dinner and a broadway show and that takes about 3 hours. Hell, even the movies is almost a 100 bucks with tickets, popcorn etc...

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