Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Zip lining anyone?

Zip lining seems to be all the rage now, but it is also not something new but rather, something old given a new name and turned into something trendy for the young travellers.
So while Zip lining is now the trendy way to view rain forest canopies; and to cover rugged or steep terrain easily, it is nothing new: but simply the old Flying Fox updated and remarketed again.
Yes, according to Wikipedia, “A zip-line (also known as a flying fox, foefie slide, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide or tyrolean crossing)consists of a pulley suspended on a cable 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, usually made of stainless steel, by holding on or attaching to the freely moving pulley. Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. They may be short and low, intended for child's play and found on some playgrounds. Longer and higher rides are often used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforest canopy. 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.”
All this just once again reinforces the old Biblical saying that there is nothing new under the sun! No nothing new in itself, just something old given a new name and a new image and remarketed onto an unsuspecting public, as the next new best thing ever!
What are some other new old things that you know of, making a comeback now?

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