We have done ziplining twice on Kauai so thought we'd check out Redwood Canopy Tours. Turns out the person who designed one of the zips on Kauai designed this one. There were 7 of us zip-lining; 2 staff. The staff were informative about the area, redwoods, the zip layouts and safety. They were diligent and observant at all times. Those of you who have zip'd elsewhere - at Redwood Canopy Tours - you have to touch the cable on every zip On Kauai, we were told to never, ever touch the cables. We had a pulley that hung from the wire to slow down and steer. Here - they teach you how to steer by using the hand on top of the gear attached to the cable. To slow down - you have to put firm pressure on the cable itself - right above your head. It's easy to want to 'grab' the cable because - well - you're going too fast right? You don't want to 'grab' the cable because you're going so fast, you'll pull your shoulder out .. They take you to a 'bunny' zip to practice steering and slowing down. Consistent between all zip tours - don't put your hand in front of the gears. However, it's more important to pay attention here because you will be touching the cable all the time.
As opposed to jumping from cliffs or platforms raised from the ground, these platforms are wooden circles on redwood trees. Makes you feel like you're on a tree house platform. You're secure the whole time but it's a bit scary.
Overall - fun, exhilarating, everyone had a great time and would highly recommend. Great staff, beautiful area. If you don't want to zip, there are trails underneath (way underneath) the ziplines to watch.
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