Zip Line Cable Basics
Posted on 19 July 2017
When talking about zip line cable it can be a little confusing especially if you don't know much about cable thickness. For example, our Alien Flier 100 ft zip line kits use 3/16" diameter galvanized steel cable which can withstand weights of up to 250 lbs, while or 150 ft zip line kits and 200 ft kits use 1/8" diameter cable that is rated for up to 275 lbs. Our ZLP specialty kits all use 5/16" which can withstand weight of over 350 lbs!
Are you thinking of buying cable separately? All you need is 6 wire rope clips, and a zip line turnbuckle that is the same size as your cable and maybe some tree protector blocks. It is that simple! You just loop that cable around your anchor and secure it with the clips.
Want to know more about cable?We tend to underestimate the load bearing capabilities of the cable, check our this chart to help you along:
|Diameter inInches||Construction||Minimum Break Strength/Lbs.||RatedLoad/Lbs.||WT. Per100 Ft./ Lbs.|
|1/16||7 x 7||480||100||.8|
|3/32||7 x 7||920||180||1.6|
|1/8||7 x 7||1,700||340||2.8|
|1/8||7 x 19||2,000||400||2.9|
|5/32||7 x 7||2,600||520||4.3|
If you'd like more information on the weight limit of zip line cable email us at email@example.com
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