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Are you considering a zipline adventure? Or maybe you’re just curious how the industry standard ziplines look today.  Either way, this blog post is for you! We’ll be discussing the pros and cons of using seats on ziplines, as well as giving some tips on how to have the most enjoyable experience possible. So whether you’re a first-time zipliner or an experienced pro, read on for some great information!

Benefits of Seat-Like Ziplining

One of the main reasons people use seats on ziplines is for comfort. Having a seat allows people to feel like they are less likely to fall and it simulates the position of a swing which many of us are already used to. Thus, ziplines will often use a seat-like harness for people.  However, contrary to feeling more safe with a seat, a complete harness style zipline is just as safe.  It’s a bit scarier to jump off a platform this way, as the flying position is not as natural to us, but if you can do it, you will not regret it.  Flying through the air like a bird is the most amazing way to experience a zipline.

Disadvantages of Seat-Like Ziplining

Seats can also have some disadvantages. Some people find seats on a zipline to be distracting. They are more concerned about their position on the seat, like whether they might be slipping off instead of just enjoying the ride.

Multi-Position Zipline Harnesses: Seated, Flying, Or Anything Else

At Koloa Ziplines, we utilize the “Flyin’ Kaua’iian” harness, our custom made harness which allows you to kick back in the standard ziplining position or be adventurous and fly through the air like your favorite superhero, all while being kept snug and secure by our industry grade harness.

With the Flyin’ Kauai’iian harness you can try zip aerobatics such as the Flyin’ Kaua’iian, Upside Down, Coffee Table, Hands Free, Kicking Back and Backwards. Each stunt brings a new level of excitement to an already exciting activity.

Our Flyin’ Kaua’iian harness attaches to our custom made pulley. Our pullies are specially designed to handle our 5/8″ steel zipline cable. With added handles, you can also hold on in comfort or let go and spin to your heart’s content. The combination of custom harness and pulley, makes for a secure zipline experience like no other on the Island of Kauai.

So, Do Ziplines Have Seats?

Yes, they can, but we prefer our Flyin’ Kaua’iian harness because you can get the full experience of soaring through the air while still relaxing into the fact that the snug harness is just as safe and secure as a seat.