RCI Adventure Products
Since 1989, RCI Adventure Products has been manufacturing, installing, and servicing climbing adventures around the world.
Creators of the innovative Sky Trail® system (a patented safety system that allows anyone to enjoy a ropes course experience), the custom safety harness does not allow guests to unhook themselves from the system until they are back on the ground. In addition, the system allows for reduced staffing and higher capacity / revenue generation when compared to a traditional ropes course.
While it seems like every ride manufacturer is “family friendly,” RCI’s primary design goal has been that from day one. Their collection of attractions can be experienced by all members of the family, together. This is what separates their systems from all others on the market today. No other amusement ride, participatory or passive, can involve each member of the family as completely as a Sky Trail®.
RCI is located in Allegan, Michigan and employs over 100 dedicated craftspeople and steel workers. Combining a love of engineering, the outdoors, and ingenuity, Sky Trails® grace some of the world’s most famous entertainment venues.
The company’s product line includes a family of different designs, from the small Sky Trail Discovery® to the large, custom Sky Trail Explorer®.
The most unique design challenge for an experience like this is how to attain the necessary volume while still providing a safe guest experience. After years of design work the Ropes Courses, Inc., team came up with a solution- the Sky Trail®. This patented system makes climbing safe for every participant.
The system utilizes a UHMW Polyethylene disc that runs encased in a steel track. This allows the track to be endless and offers generous capacity because no carabineer is required to move from area to area throughout the course. Guests are simply secured by an operator at the beginning of the course and free to put all of their concentration on the climbing tasks at hand. This system even allows guests to get around one another at the vertical column areas so each guest works at their own speed. This system increases the safety factor of the experience allowing a wide range of guests to enjoy the attraction. No other amusement ride offers the unique experience of the Sky Trail®.