In March, Highwire and Zipline will be launched at the Alba Thanh Tan mineral hot springs in Thua Thien Hue province.
As adventure sports, Zipline and Highwire players are required to comply with strict safety regulations and wear protective equipment, such as belts, safety hooks, pulleys, rope and helmets in some cases. The organizers of these games must have a certification of quality and safety granted by the authorities.
Highwire is an outdoor game that is composed of several wood panels mounted on cables tied to trees or concrete pillars.
Players must concentrate to overcome the obstacles in a relative height to the ground, such as climbing net ladder, walking across empty boards, across wood bridges or slashes or only a rope.
The biggest challenge for the players is the height and the stalling of the obstacles that sometimes make them lose their balance. This game is usually installed in trees to create a feeling of closeness to nature and increase excitement for players.
Highwire is considered a fun game and is preferred by many people at different ages and for many purposes.
Even children with a height of 1.1m or more can play this game.
This game is not as strong as many other sports but it helps players consume excess energy in the body through intense focus for keeping balance and try to conquer challenges to reach the finish.
If Highwire challenges players for the ability to keep balance, zipline forces players to overcome the fear of heights. This game is derived from a type of traffic in the mountains, where it is difficult to build roads. In China, ziplines are used to replace bridges over the rivers.
A zip-line 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 on to, or attaching to, the freely moving pulley. 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.
Relax at Thanh Tan Alba hot spring