Does this 30% depreciation over such a short period of time seem consistent with other attractions in our industry? I've noticed that this isn't the only one that's been listed on here...I had even seen one in my own state owned by a company I had never heard of....apparently there's a bunch of people that had a lot of money to plunk down.
I'm still trying to figure out what people's take is on this device. I personally don't see the appeal to waiting in line so I can climb up a stairway and then zipline only 200 feet....but then again there's a lot that appeals to the masses that I don't get.....like watching men in tights throwing a ball made of pig skin.
This device requires 4 very cautious people to operate it, a 3/4 ton truck to tow it, and twice as much money as a 4-station bungy trampoline or 5-7 times as much money as that of a used climbing wall.
I'm not so sure we have the clientele that can/will afford such an attraction in my market. I also think that in the next couple of years you'll find a new design twice as high and/or twice as long as the current models will become old news quick. Am I wrong? Do you think these can pay for themselves each year?
Spectrum Sports undoubtedly makes a quality product. I'm just wondering from a money-making standpoint.
Here's their video with testimonials....the video testimonials(2:30) don't seem very convincing....
Edited by Big Bounce Parties, 11 October 2012 - 08:44 PM.