Another Swiss Skydive
Gryon (CH): Sunkid delivers an all-year park attraction for Parc Barboleuse
In the middle of June, another Sunkid Skydive was launched into operation at the Parc Barboleuse in Gryon, Switzerland. It is approx. 65 feet (50m) long, 13 feet to 49 feet (4-15m) above the ground and suitable for children seven years and older. “The Skydive is operated by Gryon Tourisme and functions fully automatically in self-service mode using tokens. With a Start Terminal designed like a platform,” explains Axel Halder, Managing Director of Borer AG (Sunkid- CH). The Skydive can be used year-round and thanks to its small footprint has minimum space requirements. The level below (terrain) can be fully used and does not need to be closed off. The facility is constructed and certified in accordance with EN13814.
The customer purchases a token and takes a seat on the gondola, fastens the seatbelt, inserts the token and presses the start button. Pressing the button twice will activate the start-up. In the process, the point of cable suspension will go up and the gondola is lifted. As soon as the maximum height is reached, the gondola will release and go down along the steel cable backwards in the direction of the support brace. Before the gondola reaches the support brace, the suspension lowers back to the start mast and the gondola rides back (forwards) and then latches back on. The cycle is repeated twice (yet it can be freely programmed), after which the start mast lowers further down, such that the gondola is parked on the exit level and the riding guest can get off. In this manner, approximately 50 rides can be run per hour.
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