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Danao Plans For A Canyon Swing
« on: February 02, 2009, 06:37:38 PM »
Danao puts up
canyon swing
 
YOU think the country’s longest and highest zipline is a push-over? Wait until Danao could put up the dreaded canyon swing!

And for those who has gooseflesh over the zipline, perhaps the chair lift gets you the thrill and safety you want to be assured.

And if the canyon swing is completed, Danao raises the Pinoy fear factor several notches higher or lower with a promise of a pendulum swing not lesser than New Zealand’s 105 meter with 60 meter freefall.

In fact, Danao Mayor Thomas Louis Gonzaga and Vice Mayor Jose Cepedoza have been closely keeping an eye on the local surveying team so they could judiciously decide which platform can deliver the most exhilarating swing of all, says tourism officer Loinda Corotico Saluan.

Danao, a town 72 kilometers away from Tagbilaran is struggling to beat its own economic problems by pushing for extreme eco-and educational adventure tourism, one which is a stand-out for outdoor explorers. 

In a visit to Danao last weekend, the media missed Mayor Gonzaga by only a few minutes. Hours later, Vice Mayor Cepedoza took the supervision of the geodetic survey team put up by the local assessors office.

Saluan, who also doubles as the town’s information officer said the canyon swing would be their next aim as she pointed to a long queue of local and foreign tourists nervously fixing their head gears. The headgear is a standard measure before one is allowed to do the strapping of body harnesses in the town’s newly opened “suislide”.

The suislide, Danao’s best extreme adventure experience as yet is a 550 meters zipline where tourists slide for their life while suspended up in a canyon of about 250 to 300 meters over the gurgling Wahig River and its rocky beds.

The slide, which takes about 45 to a minute depending on the weight is gravity controlled and has to be taken twice; another one on the way back, has been rated a high thriller by extreme adventurists.

But upping the fear scare factor, Danao wants the scariest: canyon swing complete with free-falls, of course following the standards of safety in extreme sports, Saluan said.

According to a website by Shootover Canyon Swing in Queensland New Zealand, a canyon swing includes jumping off a platform while fitted to a chair or body harness and attached to jump ropes. The configuration is such that your hands and feet are free from entanglements while you do jump combinations. Gravity does the rest.

Of course, this sports activity is not for the weak-hearted, advised an extreme outdoor enthusiast who asked not to be named.

He however said for those who have the nerves for the canyon swing and love the thrill of canyon rushing in, a neat extra set of underpants is quite in order. (rachiu/PIA) 



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Re: Danao Plans For A Canyon Swing
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 07:06:12 PM »
I was in Danao last December a few days after they formally opened to try this extreme adventure. I overheard one middle aged woman from another group of tourists who said:

" Kinahanglan sad unta aduna'y mo BP (sic) sa mga tawo una mosakay ani (referring to the zipline) aron makita ug angay ba mosakay. Unya duna sad mikuha inag human..." That lady, by the way, together with her group, did not try the zipline...

Sakto jud nga kinahanglan naa kay guts una ka mosakay anang zipline... unsa na lang kaha nang canyon swing! :-S

Pero ako, sakay gihapon oi... unsaon na lang ang pagmahay inag uli kay wa nakasakay...
I'm gonna take my cross and carry it... heck! I'm even gonna dance while i'm doing it!

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Re: Danao Plans For A Canyon Swing
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 07:14:06 PM »
murag nahadlok nako dah. grabe 45 minutes..huhu (talawan jud ko)



aysus.. 45 TO A MINUTE diay. cge kaya ra ni...
heeey? what's the point of this?


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Re: Danao Plans For A Canyon Swing
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 07:23:05 PM »
morag dili jud ko motry ani kay bisan motan-aw lang ko ug object nga gaswing malipong na gani ko kana pa ngeeehhh
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Re: Danao Plans For A Canyon Swing
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 08:59:37 AM »
waivers ug extra underpants ha?



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