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Pete
11-01-2013, 02:07 PM
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Information & Latest News
From the top of the 80 foot SandRidge Sky Trail, guests will have the option of taking the fast Sky Slide (the slide run out has recently been extended to accommodate fast slide mats) to the bottom, step off the Rumble Drop for an 70 foot free fall, or zip from southeast corner of the tower over the river for a fast 700 foot ride to a tower on the south bank of the river. Guests will then climb higher on the south tower and take a second zip across the river again (with a great view of downtown) to a landing platform on the north bank adjacent to the future SandRidge Youth Pavilion. The majority of the new south tower has been fabricated by Ropes Courses Inc and is currently in Michigan. The zip line will utilize Zip Stop technology to enhance the experience and the speed of the zip for a very safe and smooth ride. With the new MAPS 3 river stadium lights complete, the night zip line experiences will also be possible and truly spectacular - adding another unique element to the world class adventure attractions and boathouses of the Boathouse District (and future whitewater center).

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Pete
11-01-2013, 02:09 PM
This project is moving forward with a design application being submitted.

You will start from the top of the existing tower, zip over to a new south shore tower, then return to a new, small north shore tower.

See article above for more renderings.



http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/urban-development-buildings/4924d1383336166-oklahoma-river-zip-line-zip1.jpg

GoThunder
11-01-2013, 02:11 PM
This is great! Will it be done by Spring?

Snowman
11-01-2013, 04:49 PM
This is great! Will it be done by Spring?

Given how fast the main tower went up it seem like it could, if it does not it would probably be due to all the time it takes to fill out the red tape

Dustin
11-01-2013, 07:35 PM
They day this opens, I'll be out there. I have never been on a zip line and can't wait to try it!

icecold
11-04-2013, 09:47 AM
They day this opens, I'll be out there. I have never been on a zip line and can't wait to try it!

I think Cartman summed zip lining up best.....

Zip-Lining Sucks - YouTube (http://youtu.be/inzST4EDxgc)

warreng88
11-04-2013, 09:53 AM
I think Cartman summed zip lining up best.....

Zip-Lining Sucks - YouTube (http://youtu.be/inzST4EDxgc)

Long story short...

Lazio85
02-11-2014, 12:51 PM
The plans have passed all Scenic River Overlay Design District Ordinances, and await a building permit before everything gets started!

https://www.okc.gov/AgendaPub/cache/2/u2okbk3h2fv115y4oiawfl45/21778160211201401430958.PDF

Plutonic Panda
02-11-2014, 02:53 PM
it is telling me the page cannot be found.

Snowman
04-23-2014, 06:33 PM
Look what showed up yesterday

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bl4V6TzCUAEA4KU.jpg:large

OKCisOK4me
04-23-2014, 10:08 PM
Is that the return platform?


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Snowman
04-23-2014, 10:25 PM
If you mean south tower yes (or at least most of it), though I tend to think of the small platform by the where the Sandridge Pavilion is going as the return platform

OKCisOK4me
04-23-2014, 10:27 PM
I mean the north tower. If that's the south tower, they on the wrong side o' the River.


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Snowman
04-23-2014, 10:41 PM
Outside of a massive redesign, it is way more material than is in the north platform and they said the south tower construction was starting today. It probably was just parked their overnight, since there it is on city property, construction did not start till today (the day after the photo was taken). It will either need to be transported via what is probably private road of the railroad or over the jogging trail. Sitting overnight on the sloped grass, trail or RR property was probably less feasible option than sitting on land that is going to be massively altered by bulldozers in the next year or two.

ljbab728
04-24-2014, 11:28 PM
Steve's update.

http://www.oklahoman.com/article/4520104?embargo=1


Towers are going up for a much anticipated zip line that will cross the Oklahoma River — just one of several new attractions and amenities being added along the increasingly popular waterway.
“The installation team thinks they can get the zip line vertical in a week,” said Mike Knopp, director of the Oklahoma River Boathouse Foundation. “We will then do staff training, certifications and, after that, we will start an opening of it toward late May, with a full opening on Memorial Day weekend.”

David
04-29-2014, 06:54 AM
A few great pictures of this have been posted on the Boathouse District blog: The SkyZip is Here! (http://boathousedistrictdevelopment.blogspot.com/2014/04/blog-post.html)

Bellaboo
04-29-2014, 11:52 AM
Driving by last night, the zip line tower on the South river bank is up.

OKCisOK4me
04-29-2014, 12:45 PM
Excellent!


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Pete
05-12-2014, 07:56 AM
These are from shawnw. Zip line opens May 24th:



http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/development-buildings/7803d1399902864-oklahoma-river-zip-line-zip051114b.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/development-buildings/7804d1399902865-oklahoma-river-zip-line-zip51114a.jpg

OKCisOK4me
05-13-2014, 12:11 PM
I'm ready.


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MustangGT
05-13-2014, 12:58 PM
Have done everything else at the venue waiting for this to open.

Snowman
05-17-2014, 08:59 AM
It opens May 24th, with some sort of event happening the 22nd


Soar through the air on the new SandRidge Sky Zip! Start from the top of the 80-foot tall SandRidge Sky Trail and zip 700-feet across the Oklahoma River – and back again! Kids and adults alike will find high flying adventure like no other as they step off the platform and rush through the air on this thrilling experience. Be sure to check out this extreme adventure – only in the Boathouse District!

PREVIEW THE SANDRIDGE SKY ZIP!
JOIN US FOR THE SANDRIDGE SKY ZIP RIBBON CUTTING ON MAY 22, 4-6P. KJ103 WILL BE BROADCASTING FROM THE BASE OF THE SANDRIDGE SKY ZIP – JOIN US FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FREE PASS OR PURCHASE A PREVIEW PASS DURING THE EVENT!

INAUGURAL TEAM OKC MEMBERS GET FIRST FLIGHT

Become a member of Team OKC and you can be among a distinctive group to make the first flight across the Oklahoma River on the SandRidge Sky Zip. Team OKC is comprised of sustaining members of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation. Your contributions support Olympic hopefuls in Oklahoma City along with helping Oklahoma youth reach for the sky. Inaugural Team OKC Members will also receive four RIVERSPORT Adventures Extreme Season Passes, recognition on the OKC Boathouse Foundation website, and invitations to VIP river events throughout the year.

Check out the RIVERSPORT Adventure Pass options (http://boathousedistrict.org/buy-a-pass/adventure-passes/) – including our Extreme Season Pass – and buy yours today!

If you plan to do the SandRidge Sky Trail, Sky Slide, Rumble Drop, or SandRidge Sky Zip, be sure to wear shoes or sandals with a heel strap – no flip flops or slide-on shoes – and we recommend safety straps for glasses/sunglasses.

Plutonic Panda
05-19-2014, 02:40 PM
This is cool!

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10155507_10152499717953833_2570835353310325081_n.j pg

From Oklahoma City Riversport's Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaCityRiversport

Dustin
05-19-2014, 02:51 PM
Pretty convincing photoshop job. Lol

I can't wait for this place to open. In a couple of years, the Boathouse District will be one of OKC's premier destinations.

shawnw
05-19-2014, 03:53 PM
yeah weird that she's zipping and the zip tower is in the background at the wrong angle...

Plutonic Panda
05-19-2014, 03:53 PM
Agreed. Especially when the grandstands are built, white water course, and the other boathouses are finished, this place will be poppin!

jn1780
05-19-2014, 05:24 PM
yeah weird that she's zipping and the zip tower is in the background at the wrong angle...

And on the completely wrong side of the river.

Snowman
05-19-2014, 06:22 PM
yeah weird that she's zipping and the zip tower is in the background at the wrong angle...

The tower in the photo is in the right spot, though the only thing in the area the Photoshoped zip-line could be attached to is a couple of light poles.

Here is an unedited version of background
http://boathousedistrict.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Building_BHD_GRR_ORF-Sat_10.5.13_0138-RET-EFF.jpg

Snowman
05-19-2014, 06:25 PM
I found a cropped version of the original of her too, it is from the smaller temporary zip-line they set up a couple of the larger events in the last few years.

http://img.grouponcdn.com/deal/ek2fNmuUJrE4wNyvfJCk/XM-440x267/v1/c460x279.jpg

Urbanized
05-20-2014, 07:23 AM
And on the completely wrong side of the river.

That's not the zip (only) tower; what you are seeing is the Sandridge Sky Trail in its proper location. The Sky Trail serves as the jumping-off point (literally) for the zip line on the north side of the river.

ourulz2000
05-23-2014, 08:09 AM
Really hoping they get Barkley or Shaq on the zipline this weekend!

Bellaboo
05-23-2014, 08:16 AM
Really hoping they get Barkley or Shaq on the zipline this weekend!

My guess is either of those two would exceed the weight limit.

ourulz2000
05-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Which would make it all the more entertaining as they go fish them out of the water.

Urbanized
05-23-2014, 08:21 AM
Not sure how much either weighs right now (Shaq surely 300+) but Mike Knopp acted like my current (unfortunate) weight of 265-ish would not even come close to the limit when I mentioned that I wanted to do it.

Pete
05-23-2014, 08:23 AM
They had the opening ceremony yesterday, with Gov. Fallon, Mayor Cornett and Barry Switzer taking the first rides.

Great photos and video here:

Zipping right along | News OK (http://newsok.com/cornett-fallin-switzer-first-to-zip-across-oklahoma-river/article/4850218)

ourulz2000
05-23-2014, 08:26 AM
Only right that Switzer is the first to go.

More photos here (kfor.com/2014/05/21/oklahoma-leaders-celebrities-to-try-okcs-newest-sporting-attraction/)

Lafferty Daniel
05-23-2014, 10:37 AM
Only right that Switzer is the first to go.

More photos here (kfor.com/2014/05/21/oklahoma-leaders-celebrities-to-try-okcs-newest-sporting-attraction/)

If you look closely, you can see him paying recruits on his way across.

Bellaboo
05-23-2014, 10:53 AM
If you look closely, you can see him paying recruits on his way across.

Yes, did he pay Hart Lee Dykes ?

AP
05-23-2014, 10:59 AM
Wow, here we go again.

Mississippi Blues
05-23-2014, 11:16 AM
Wow, here we go again.

It's a never-ending melodramatic circus.

SOONER8693
05-23-2014, 11:20 AM
If you look closely, you can see him paying recruits on his way across.
You must have a serious case of p***s envy.

Mississippi Blues
05-23-2014, 11:27 AM
You must have a serious case of p***s envy.

Welcome to the world of an OU fan; where they think everyone else envy's their p***y. :)

dankrutka
05-23-2014, 11:42 AM
It's unreal that this thread just got off topic because Barry Switzer rode a zip line across the river. Seriously?

SOONER8693
05-23-2014, 12:01 PM
Welcome to the world of an OU fan; where they think everyone else envy's their p***y. :)
Sad. You don't know how to spell.

kevinpate
05-23-2014, 12:17 PM
I found it funny the mayor ended up stuck in the middle. Never thought of a zip line as a political posture.

Bellaboo
05-23-2014, 12:39 PM
I found it funny the mayor ended up stuck in the middle. Never thought of a zip line as a political posture.

If he just hadn't gone on that diet, he'd been heavy enough to make it to the other side, as it was, he finished a little short. lol

ourulz2000
05-23-2014, 12:53 PM
I found it funny the mayor ended up stuck in the middle. Never thought of a zip line as a political posture.

Sure wish this was around when Brad Henry was governor.

Mel
05-23-2014, 01:13 PM
Somebody with a go-pro camera do it and post the video please.

Mississippi Blues
05-23-2014, 01:45 PM
Sad. You don't know how to spell.

I misread. P***s envy doesn't sound any more insulting.

OKCisOK4me
07-29-2014, 06:27 PM
I went down there today. It's cool...almost too big for the slide. I wanted to do the Rumble Drop but they only have so many of a specific type of rope line they attach to your body harness. Anyway, I did the slide once and that was it. The zipline was booked until up to 6pm and we didn't plan on being there that long. Lots of fun for the nephew and niece though and my sister and I and them bounced on the bounce pad.

I will definitely go back at another point for a zipline opportunity and I'd love to try the kayaking or Stand Up Paddling.

hoya
07-29-2014, 08:46 PM
How much is it to ride the zipline?

ljbab728
07-29-2014, 09:50 PM
How much is it to ride the zipline?

SandRidge Sky Zip Pass | Boathouse District (http://boathousedistrict.org/buy-a-pass/more-options/sky-zip-pass/)

hoya
07-29-2014, 11:44 PM
SandRidge Sky Zip Pass | Boathouse District (http://boathousedistrict.org/buy-a-pass/more-options/sky-zip-pass/)

Thanks. $20 isn't so bad, or $50 for all day.

OKCisOK4me
07-30-2014, 08:27 AM
Thanks. $20 isn't so bad, or $50 for all day.
Yeah, but you don't get to ride the zipline ALL DAY.. Like I said, it's stupid. You get one shot at the zipline and you're 1 of 25 people that do it in an hour.

BBatesokc
07-30-2014, 09:47 AM
Yeah, but you don't get to ride the zipline ALL DAY.. Like I said, it's stupid. You get one shot at the zipline and you're 1 of 25 people that do it in an hour.

Why do you say you don't get to do the zipline all day? From their website "get a RIVERSPORT Extreme Day Pass for $50 and play all day on all RIVERSPORT Adventure attractions and zip across the river as many times as you want."

jn1780
07-30-2014, 10:02 AM
Why do you say you don't get to do the zipline all day? From their website "get a RIVERSPORT Extreme Day Pass for $50 and play all day on all RIVERSPORT Adventure attractions and zip across the river as many times as you want."

I have never been so I don't know, but OKCisOK4me was saying you spend half the day waiting in line. So at best you could go a lot of times on a slow day, but certainly not as many times as you want. Not in the literal sense anyway.

BBatesokc
07-30-2014, 10:11 AM
I have never been so I don't know, but OKCisOK4me was saying you spend half the day waiting in line. So at best you could go a lot of times on a slow day, but certainly not as many times as you want. Not in the literal sense anyway.

Ah. I have a season pass. Never been on the weekends, but during the week the place is dead every time I go - except maybe when some bus arrives with a large group. I've never waited longer than 10 minutes during the week and normally there is no wait at all.

Probably like the difference between Frontier City on a Tuesday night compared to a Saturday afternoon. To me it would be worth taking a day off work to take the kids during the week to avoid the hour long wait times (but that's just me).

OKCisOK4me
07-30-2014, 11:19 AM
Why do you say you don't get to do the zipline all day? From their website "get a RIVERSPORT Extreme Day Pass for $50 and play all day on all RIVERSPORT Adventure attractions and zip across the river as many times as you want."
Because I was down there yesterday and asked them repeatedly "so if I bought a season pass I can't be like VIP and bypass all the one timers?" and the specifically told me no. If that's not true then the girl and the guy working the booth need to be fired cause they obviously don't know what they're talking about.

Apparently since they're closed on Mondays, Tuesday tends to be one of their busier days. It may be slow during the other weekdays but Tuesday was planned for and the only day we could go.

OKCisOK4me
07-30-2014, 11:22 AM
I have never been so I don't know, but OKCisOK4me was saying you spend half the day waiting in line. So at best you could go a lot of times on a slow day, but certainly not as many times as you want. Not in the literal sense anyway.
No...the zip line was booked til 6pm. You can purchase a ticket to do the zipline 1 time with 25 other people in your designated hour. They give you a voucher and you redeem it when your hour becomes available for one time use of the line.

It's quite asinine.

OKCisOK4me
07-30-2014, 11:23 AM
Nm