Zipline Braking

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skyTECH Catch Block

The SkyTECH Catch Block is a DOSH APPROVED zipline braking component engineered for high speeds and big impacts. It allows flyers to experience the thrill of the ride while safely arriving at speeds in excess of 80 km/h (50m/h), to a smooth and secure stop. It can be used with the skyTECH Spring Brake & (or) Zipstop.


When the skyTECH Rocket or Jet Trolleys arrive at the landing platform, they lock into the skyTECH Catch Block. This engages the skyTECH Spring Brale &(or) Zipstop using non-metallic running gear for extremely low resistance, increasing cable lifespan by 500%.

A latching mechanism allows rapid recoveries of flyers who do not make it to the platform, even if strong headwinds and on uphill arrivals. This can have a dramatic effect on throughtput, leading to increase profitability.

Design Features​

Extremely Robust, CNC Machined Construction

  • All Stainless Steel hardware to withstand usage in any weather condition

  • Industry exclusive nylon body

  • Polymer running gear (non-metal) increasing cable lifespan by 500%

Stops Flyers Quickly, Quietly, & Safely

Bumpers are medium density rubber that quietly compress to absorb impact


Upper & Lower Anchor Points / Lanyard Connectors

  • Allows for usage with skyTECH Spring Brake & (or) Zipstop

  • Enables rapid recoveries of flyers not making it to the platform

Delrin Arm Locks Around skyTECH Rocket & Jet Trolley Impact Plates 

  • Secondary Very strong & durable plastic with excellent wear & lubricity characteristics

  • Eliminated back sliding & retrievals

Low Annual Maintenance Cost

  • Changes springs & bumpers once a year

  • Change out durable teeth / arms as needed

skyTECH Catcher

The SkyTECH Catcher was engineered to catch and retain the skyTECH turbine Trolleys approaching at speeds of 100 km/h (60m/h). It also works well with the Petzl and Robertson trolley systems.

When the trolley impact plate engages the catch gate swing arm, it pushes it up allowing the trolley to slide in. Once in, the swing arm drops behind the trolley, locking it in place, eliminating retrievals.


It can be used for Zipstop applications with positive angle stopping or as a catch device for gravity fueled ziplines. It allows the operators to catch flyers who do not make it to the platform thereby pulling them in quickly and safely. It also works great on low tension hand brake systems. 

Design Features​

Extremely Robust 6061 Anodized Aluminum Construction 

  • Life Span of Approx 5. Years

  • Anodized, with Stainless Steel hardware for usage in all weather conditions

Nylon MD Sheaves

  • Excellent wear resistance with high strength & rigidity

  • Sel-lubricating with low surface friction ensuring minimal wear on cable

  • Fits 3/8", 1/2" & 5/8" Cables

  • Life Span of Approx 5. Years


UInterface with a Range of Trolley & Braking Systems

  • Engineered for braking skyTECH Turbine, Petzl, or Robertson trolleys

  • Attachment Points for skyTECH Spring Brake & Zipstop

Impact Resistant Bumper

  • Front & rear UHMV (PE) pads for high impact strength & abrasion resistance

  • Pads are easily changeable

skyTECH Spring Brake

The SkyTECH Spring Brake is both DOSH APPROVED and ASTM APPROVED for primary and secondary zipline braking components engineered for high speeds and big impacts. It enables flyers to experience the thrill of the ride while safely arriving at speeds in excess of 80 km/h ( 50m/h), to a smooth and secure stop. 


It is comprised of a series of springs with different PSI compressions. They are held together with spacer blicks and headed with the skyTECH Catch Block or Catcher. When the skyTECH Catch Rocket or Turbine Trolleys arrive at the landing platform, they lock into the skyTECH Catch Block or Catcher. This engages the skyTECH Spring Brake & (or) Zipstop slowing the flyer to an immediate, yet comfortable, stop.

This is a proven primary brake for high speed systems that is cost effective, efficient and reliable - and has taken approximately 200,000 hits! When used in conjunction with Zipstop, it acts as an inexpensive secondary back up brake that rarely gets hit.

Design Features​

Solid, Simple & Durable Construction

  • Stainless Steel Springs & UHMW Polyethylene Spacers

  • Stainless Steel Hardware to withstand usage in any weather condition

  • Pre-stressed for a longer, low-maintenance lifespan

Increased Safety

Placed on cable in a series = Minimal risk of operator failure during high capacity days.

Improves Throughput Speeds

  • As a primary brake, flyers & trolleys are quickly unloaded & it is quickly reset

  • As a secondary back-up brake, Zipstop automatically resets within seconds of disconnecting the guest from the line.

Lowered Construction Costs

  • When used as a secondary brake, it reduces the length of landing platforms

Low Operating Cost

  • Little to no maintenance required

skyTECH Spring Brake Crash Pad

The SkyTECH Spring Brake Crash Pad is both DOSH and ASTM APPROVED and is strongly recommended to be utilized on any system using the skyTECH Spring Brake as a primary, secondary or AED Brake. The implementation of one crash pad per existing spring bank will greatly reduce the risk of entanglement, trauma or any additional injury that may result from riders employing the spring bank in extreme or abnormal operating conditions. It seamlessly interfaces with the skyTECH Spring Brake... Installed within seconds by wrapping around the . existing spring ban then securely held in place by velcro and webbing.



8' Long X 13" Wide

4' Long X 13" Wide - Available upon special request


Rotating Electro-Magnetic Brake

The Rotating Electro-Magnetic Brake (REMB) is a patented rotating electromagnetic device developed for zero gravity simulators. A proven braking system, it has been successfully installed at ziplines with over 22% grade and speeds in excess of 100 km/h (60 m/h).

Skyline built a zipline off a ski jump at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta in 2007. To this day, it remains the fastest zipline braking system in the world with speeds braking at 120 km/h (75 m/h).

This magnetic brake technology is 100% fail safe. It does not need a constant electricity source, it requires very low maintenance and it works well in any weather condition. The reason it is so effective is that it relies on speed and is not weight sensitive. This ensure flyers experience the same stopping resistance each time, regardless of the guests weight.