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Maui firm that launched zip line tours sees concept fly nationwide

By Susan Essoyan

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 10, 2012

~~<p>Since Danny and Buck Boren of Maui launched the first commercial zip line tour in the United States a decade ago on the slopes of Hale&shy;akala, the concept has literally taken off across the island chain and the country.</p>
<p>An estimated 2,000 people a day &mdash; or 700,000 a year &mdash; glide along treetops and across ravines in Hawaii, suspended in harnesses and pulled by gravity along cables strung above hillsides. The 22 zip line operations in the state attract all sorts of people, even those who say they are normally afraid of heights.</p>
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Since Danny and Buck Boren of Maui launched the first commercial zip line tour in the United States a decade ago on the slopes of Hale­akala, the concept has literally taken off across the island chain and the country.

An estimated 2,000 people a day — or 700,000 a year — glide along treetops and across ravines in Hawaii, suspended in harnesses and pulled by gravity along cables strung above hillsides. The 22 zip line operations in the state attract all sorts of people, even those who say they are normally afraid of heights. Login for more...



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