Review from RISINGSUNNEWS.ORG
May 25, 2010
Rising Sun, IN – Looking for an extreme thrill in the great outdoors? Well, look no further. Rising Sun, Indiana, is now home to the new Dagaz Acres Leadership Center and Zip-line Adventure Course.
The first of its kind in the tri-state, Dagaz Acres’ state-of-the-art zip-line and challenge course offers an eco-adventure along with an adrenaline rush for both novice and master “zippers” alike.
A zip-line consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on an incline. They are designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to traverse 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. At Dagaz Acres, the zip-lines traverse from trees to platforms to other trees, zipping through the air at up to 35 miles an hour on the area’s first enviro-thrill ride.
The adventure at Dagaz Acres begins with a climb to the treetops of Southeastern Indiana and continues over scenic valleys and ravines in a way you’ve never experienced before. Strapped safely in a secure body harness, you’ll soar high above the forest floor. The adventure course* includes:
*The Zip-line Adventure Course is for adventurers 60 to 250 pounds. Participants must weigh a minimum of 60 pounds and be 10 years old for zip-lines.
Dagaz Acres’ Zip-line Adventure Course was professionally designed and built by Cornerstone Designs, Inc. of Pineola, NC, a leader in building ropes courses and canopy tours. Both Cornerstone Designs and Dagaz Acres are members of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT – www.acctinfo.org).
According to Cornerstone Designs Owner Jim Wall, the Dagaz Acres Zipline Adventure Course is an eco-adventure unlike most others. “A lot of (courses) are not all in canopies (i.e.: trees). A lot are on fields or towers. The unique part of Dagaz Acres is they are using the beautiful terrain to develop a system among the trees where you are able to go from station to station underneath the canopy or see the wildlife underneath the canopy and be up close to the trees.”
While zip-line use by the general public is not new – civilian ropes courses have been in the U.S. since the 1970s and used by the military prior to that – the high thrill-to-skill ratio has created a modest global boom of zip-lines, said Steve Gustafson, president of the Professional Ropes Course Association (www.prcainfo.org) and owner of Experienced-Based Learning in Illinois (www.eblcanopytours.com).
“It’s less about physical ability and more about doing something fun for the first time in your life. It’s exhilarating,” he said.
Owners Patrick and Lori Noonan share their reason for building Dagaz Acres: “Our love for the outdoors and a strong background in educating and motivating people to action inspired our family to start a business that offers an exhilarating outdoor adventure – an adventure that allows our guests to let go of their daily stress and commune with nature. Whether alone or with a group of friends, you’ll return to the ‘real’ world with fresh perspectives and incentives.
Dagaz Acres staff is licensed and accredited with over 20 years experience in team building and personal development. Founder Patrick Noonan is a specialist in corporate training and carries that expertise and love for all things outdoors to the adventure course every day. The staff ensures each participant’s safety, excitement and personal growth!
Dagaz Acres Leadership Center and Zipline Adventure Course…Get Ready for Uncommon Ground!
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12444 Antioch Rd
Rising Sun, Indiana 47040
N 38* 51' 52.3584"
W -84* 53' 15.147"
Dagaz Acres Zipline Adventure is a member of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT).