Ropes Courses’ new single slingline – more strength, lower maintenance costs

Leading adventure attraction specialist, Ropes Courses Inc. (RCI) has developed a new slingline featuring the latest in harness safety technology.

The Single Redundant Slingline (SRS) meets stringent U.S. safety requirements and can be retrofitted on all Sky Trail® or Sky Tykes® ropes courses.

According to RCI, this innovative piece of kit delivers more strength and durability. What’s more, it is cheaper to maintain.

“I think our clients are going to be pleasantly surprised by the quality and durability that this new slingline delivers,” observes by RCI’s Compliance Manager, Matthew Kiella, who developed the new product.

“For retrofits, operators will be provided with fully machine-made aluminum Sky Rail™ slider assemblies that come with or without wheels to ensure compatibility and the right fit with all Sky Trail® models around the U.S. and the world.”

child tries out new single redundant slingline on an RCI ropes course

The Single Redundant Slingline design was engineered to offer the same secure look and feel as the old double line. The key difference is that it combines the components into a single line which removes the need for slotted webbing. This helps clients reduce maintenance costs, while increasing durability and strength.

New slingline boasts five-year service life

Redundancy is achieved by sewing together three essential pieces of the device – the continuous exterior loop, the redundant inner loop, and the inner carabiner loops. Participants benefit from the freedom of a single slingline with two separate safety attachments on their harness.

The new device has something in the region of a five-year service life – two years longer than the existing kit. Repairs and replacements are sewn onto existing slider assemblies which makes for additional and substantial cost savings.

“Taking a project from the starting point of having a great idea, through design development and adjustments, all the way to certification has been very gratifying,” adds Kiella. “We are confident that our customers are going to appreciate the more streamlined system that offers the same high level of safety but at a much better cost.”