ZippinGriffin races into Hardy

HARDY, AR (KAIT)-The newest tourist attraction for Hardy will open up this month. They call it the Zippin Griffin and it's a 5 thousand foot zip line located at Griffin Park.

The new zip line has 5 sections, the longest being 1800 feet where speeds can approach 55 miles an hour depending on your size.

Travis Miller gave me a demonstration as he harnessed up and zipped down through the trees.

"It's a rush." he said. "The first time I tried this I couldn't believe how fast I was going on the long stretch. " The longest section passes over the Spring River and winds up in a large tree at the bottom of the hill.

"We start you out on a training run first. " Miller said "Safety is what we preach here." After that short run then you really get to step out into space.

The ride is scheduled to open up sometime this month. For more information you can call 870-856-4743 or go to the web link with this article.