Airbound Uses TRUSST To Build Monstrous Mobile Rope CourseJuly 2013
BOULDER, Colo. – AirBound builds Colorado’s first and only traveling high-ropes obstacle course using 54 pieces of the TRUSST® trussing system.
Making its debut at the Boulder Creek Festival, the portable 20-by-40-by-22 foot course proved to be more than a physical challenge — it was a spectacle. So popular in fact, it generated a line that averaged 100 people for 10 hours straight over the course of the three day festival. Don Kennedy, owner of AirBound, created the course to provide a fun, interactive and physically challenging form of entertainment.
“There is a demand for rope courses and zip line structures across the country and we wanted to create a portable system,” Kennedy said. “We built it with TRUSST ®because we wanted an install that was extremely strong, as well as easy to set up and tear down — being able to secure pins and tear it down in sections really simplifies the process.”
The high-ropes course is built using the following pieces of TRUSST® truss and accessories: 19, 3-meter sticks; 17, 2-meter sticks; 8, .25-meter sticks; 4, 3-way, 90-degree corner blocks; and 6, 12-inch base plates. As a production company, Kennedy and his team scoured their inventory and utilized pieces of conical connecting truss from other major brands for this installation. He said the TRUSST® system worked seamlessly with all pieces to create a uniform structure.
Since its debut over Memorial Weekend, the course is already scheduled to appear at various conventions, company retreats, athletic challenges, festivals and colleges from California to Dubai.
19 x 3-meter sticks (CT290-430S)
17 x 2-meter sticks (CT290-420S)
8 x .25-meter sticks (CT290-402S)
6 x 12-inch base plates (CT290-4112B)
4 x 3-way, 90-degree corner blocks (CT290-4390C)