If you are looking for some adrenaline-oozing adventure, or a way to relax and enjoy nature while hovering at 4500 ft above ground, then I recommend you should definitely try “flying by wire” aka Ziplining at Asia’s Longest Dual Zipline in Dahilayan Adventure Park, Bukidnon. Trust me, I was never really a fan of “extreme” heights, but this experience sparked the “crazy” in me. After that 840-meter stretch of “feeling-like-flying,” I was craving for more! 🙂
Curious of that experience? Here’s our documentation:
Helmets, check! Harness, check! Straps, check! Camera to document the “first time” look on our faces, check! Last minute instructions… no check! I did not listen to the reminders of the man (you should, by the way) because I was anxious of the first zipline – the long 320 meters of it. Shh. 🙂 But the moment we’re on flight, I was like… (check video)
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That’s the “Level 1” Experience 🙂 Just to give you that awesome feel!
Just like a dog throwing his head out of the car window and feeling the wind getting by his fur, that was one similar scenario that I could relate to – minus the fur part, though. 🙂 Now that the “preliminary” phase was done, we had to endure the second zipline (only 150 meters) before heading off to the third and final 840 meters.
Gliding through the air was divine!
What really happens during the whole flying by wire thing?
Nothing much since you are safely strapped onto a strong piece of cable connecting two points. It’s like sitting on an imaginary chair and after seeing the view for a couple of seconds, you are now on the other side. I don’t think that feeling we get when we’re on a Ferry’s Wheel applies. This is not a “going down and going up” ride. I had no feeling of throwing up my intestines so far. It’s a regular ride with 4D wind effects, so to speak. 🙂
Here’s us riding on a shuttle en route to the longest zipline drop-off zone.
As for enduring Asia’s Longest Dual Zipline, I combined a clip of me and my friend, Jed’s experience because both of us were filming during the entire flight. Notice that we are now in prone position. Yeah… “Superman!” 🙂
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It was 24 degrees during that time, a windy weather with a wind speed of 6kph.
The verdict? Awesome ride for a first timer 🙂 After doing a bunch, it suddenly felt… “Regular” as what I was blabbering on the video. Lol! You should try it! Next stop? Philippines’ highest Zipline!
Photo Credits to Jed and RJ!