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Zip Away - Season 3 - EPISODE 1

The EBL ZIP Line crew travel down to Florida and start the removal process of our Zip Orlando course.  Having lost the lease, the course must come down. 

Zip Away - Season 3 - EPISODE 2

Part 2: The EBL ZIP Line crew travel down to Florida and start the removal process of our Zip Orlando course.  Having lost the lease, the course must come down. 

Zip Away - Season 3 - EPISODE 3

The EBL crew sets its sights on winter in Massachusetts.  While at Berkshire East, the plan is to remove and replace all the long zip lines.  But it’s winter and problems arise.

Zip Away - Season 3 - EPISODE 4

Part 2 – The EBL crew sets its sights on winter in Massachusetts.  While at Berkshire East, the plan is to remove and replace all the long zip lines.  But it’s winter and problems arise.

Season 2 - EPISODE 1

Steve, “The Zipline Guy”, reflects on the previous years travels to Tennessee, Florida, Illinois, and new travels out west to Zip Boise and discuss installation issues at that course.  Then travel up the road to McCall Idaho, back to Zip Rockford in Illinois, and venture out to Berkshire east Canopy Tours in Charlemont Massachusetts.

Season 2 - EPISODE 2

Steve, “The Zipline Guy” travels up to the Wisconsin Dells and supports Clayton during an inspection and training at the Wilderness Resort. Then it’s off to Tulsa, OK for the PRCA Conference, followed by some poles delivers at Zip Rockford, with maintenance / repair work over at Sky Tours in Dubuque Iowa.

Season 2 - EPISODE 3

Steve, “The Zipline Guy” travels over to Sky Tours in Dubuque Iowa to inspect the course.  While there, he provides us a glimpse into the parks rich history and some tragedy. Then it travel time back out to Zip Boise for course improvements and training. As with all western trips, there is a fast stop in Las Vegas, course design and layout of a new course in McCall Idaho, followed by an sight seeing trip home through Yellowstone Nation Park. Steve also answers the question of how he got started in the adventure industry as a kid, with a look back at UFO’s!

Season 2 - EPISODE 4

Steve, “The Zipline Guy” goes retro and provides a blast from the past!  What got him started in the adventure travel / construction industry years ago and featuring current travels and projects of the day. We travel up to Northern Wisconsin for EBL Summit Days and then travel back over to Dubuque Iowa to address some fallen trees onto the zipline cables there.  How to insect for damage and remove the trees without getting hurt, Steve watches out for whipping cables under tension and prepares for a close call.

Season 2 - EPISODE 5

Steve and Wade travel over to Iowa to replace the storm damaged zipline cables at the local YMCA camp.  Steve get’s into technical aspects of inspection, specialty tools, and how to deal with high tension cables that can whip, slash, and cut you in half!

Season 2 - EPISODE 6

Steve and the crew are back in McCall Idaho and begin early infrastructure construction for the future Zip McCall Adventures.  Steve manages the installation of the parking lot, log bridge, tree preparations, and initial hanging of zipline cables. Plus, have you seen the key?

Season 2 - EPISODE 7

Locked and loaded, Steve and the crew start the zipline construction of Zip McCall Adventures.  The decks are being prepared, bridges are being built, and guns are being fired! Come check out what Steve is shooting at!

Season 2 - EPISODE 8

As the Zip McCall zipline tour starts to take shape, Clayton finds troubles in the trees. With fancy rope rigging, hoisting, and crew support, the 100 foot high tree house platforms take shape.

Season 2 - EPISODE 9

As the Zip McCall project progresses, winter is starting to push us as the deadline for sending builders home approaches.  Trees are in the way causing snags, pulling cables to over 2,000 pounds tension causes safety issues, and the zipline tour starts to take shape. Meanwhile, the stress is building on the crew and tensions get a little hot between Clayton and Steve.

Season 2 - EPISODE 10

As the Zip McCall project wraps up before winter, Steve, Wade, and Nick rally to wrap up loose ends and prepare the course for final construction next Spring 2018. Taking some time for reflection and warming by the fire, may backfire against Steve. Also see some sneak peaks of what is coming in Season 3 of Zip Away!

Season 1- EPISODE 1

Introducing you to Steve, “The Zipline Guy”. It reflects him going to a prospective client location and doing design work for a future installation. Steve then travels down to observe and interact with guests at the Zip Orlando course. You will be provided a glimpse into EBL quality programs and learn some “builder knowledge.” Then, off into the car for more travel across the United States, and the start of the Off The Grid Mountain Adventures installation.

Season 1 - EPISODE 2

Watch Steve do some course design and then get started on the installation of a new project. Look out for equipment failures, set backs, and problem solving in order to get this project moving forward.

Season 1 EPISODE 3

Steve works hand in hand with his lead builder Clayton and the rest of the crew, to get this course built out in about 30 days. Watch the crew test ziplines for the first time, swing on the Giant Swing, and tweak designs to overcome challenges. Steve also gets started on training the new guides. Training must be conducted and some guides pass the test while others get axed!

Season 1 - EPISODE 4

With construction and training complete at Off the Grid Mountain Adventures, Steve moves his attention to an addition on the Zip Rockford course, then travels down to Zip Chicago for their training, ending with travel out west.

Season 1 - EPISODE 5

Steve makes fast travels to Zip Boise, McCall Idaho, Zip Rockford, Off The Grid Mountain Adventures,  and then up to Berkshire East Canopy Tours in Charlemont Massachusetts.Learn the history and backstory of EBL and Berkshire East Canopy tours.  Listen to Jon Schaefer directly speak about the challenges and risks taken over the past decade and how the EBL ziplines helped pave the way for their enormous expansions. This is a more in depth review of business risks, and full of protein and wisdom for any new business owners.

Season 1 - EPISODE 6

We begin this episode at Zip Rockford, oversee some tours and do a local TV interview.  Then back out to Idaho for a review of our build in 2006 and operations of Zip Tamarack since. The new owners of the resort are extending some bad vibes so we begin to question the future. Toss in a site visit to a prospective client, then back on down to Zip Orlando to deal with woodpecker damage.

Season 1 - EPISODE 7

Repairs at Zip Orlando are underway to repair woodpecker damage and train staff on advance safety operations.  The guides provide some in-depth interviews, their passions, and speak about their jobs while working with Steve.  We also get some bad news about the course and it may compromise its future!

Season 1 - EPISODE 8

This episode brings EBL full circle and returns to Zip Orlando for the end of this season series.  While down at Zip Orlando, Steve provides some in-depth interviews, followed by bloopers and outtakes from Zip Orlando, followed by other locations.  Mixed among the blooper segments are additional interviews into design and education philosophies behind EBL operations. See the bigger picture of what goes into a proper EBL build and the reasoning behind the madness.

Season 4 – in Post Production

Season 5 – in Filming

Season 5- Currently in filming.  ETA for distribution is Spring 2021.

Come join us for Season 6 of Zip Away TV!  More travel,

new innovative products, fun, and installations!


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