Cable Kit - Do It Yourself
Cable Kit - Do It Yourself
Cable Kit - Do It Yourself
Cable Kit - Do It Yourself

Cable Kit - Do It Yourself

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Build the perfect backyard zip line from scratch!

Sometimes you want a more do-it-yourself experience. Our DIY Cable Kits are for building the perfect backyard zip line from scratch, well nearly. These kits get you started with the cable and hardware in various lengths and gauges. Kits come with 10' of extra cable, so that you have plenty to work with.

Features:

    1/4"   DIY Kit Up to 200 FT Cable, Turnbuckle, 8 FT Cable Sling (for tree 2 FT in diameter/ 6 FT in circumference), 3 Clamps & Stop Block.
    5/16" DIY Kit Up to 500 FT Cable, 2 Turnbuckles, 2 Cable Slings (for trees 2 FT in diameter/ 6 FT in circumference), 3 Clamps & Stop Block
    3/8"   DIY Kit Up to 1000 FT Cable, 2 Turnbuckles, 2 Cable Slings (for trees 2 FT in diameter/ 6 FT in circumference), 3 Clamps & Stop Block.

When Does My Order Ship?

Great question!  We try to ship every order on the same day we receive it, however there is a cut-off time for same-day shipping.  Your order must be received by 12:30pm PST, Monday through Friday, in order to ship the same day.  Orders received after the cut-off time will ship the next business day.  Call us at 541-916-4461 if you have questions about shipping.

Our return policy is 1 year from the date of purchase in any condition.  You do not need an RMA or other authorization to send something back to us.

Returns should be sent back to:

Backyard Ziplines Return Manager 903 NW F StreetGrants Pass, OR  97526

 

FAQs

Please refer to the manual that comes with your kit for specific installation instructions.

Stand at the end tree and hold a 4 FT Carpenter’s Level like a rifle.  Holding one end up to your eye, point the opposite end at the base of the starting tree, right where the dirt and tree meet. Make sure the bubble is between the two hashes indicating level (crouch down if your yard has a minimal slope or climb a ladder if your yard has lots of slope). 

Once you have the level aiming at the base of the starting tree, measure from the Carpenter’s Level down to the ground.  This measurement is your natural elevation change.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 541-916-4461

Please refer to the manual that comes with your kit for specific installation instructions.

The slope determines the speed of the zip line. Essentially this is the angle you set the cable at between the two trees. The slope is calculated by multiplying the distance between your trees times .03 or 3%.

More details on Slope can be found in the Zip Line Gear handbook included with your purchase. You can also view a digital version of the “Cable Slope & Sag” right here. We recommend finding a landscape with a natural slope of 3% to 6%, This is a 3’ - 6’ foot drop per 100’ feet. 

For zip lines that will NOT utilize a Bungee Brake System, (a Stop Block is NOT a braking system) the maximum allowable slope is 3%. For zip line setups that include a Bungee Brake, the maximum allowable slope is 6%. 

!!WARNING!! Zip line must never exceed 6% (6’ foot drop per 100’ feet) riding slope. High speed collision with end point may cause injury or death.

Yes you can, but you need to carefully read the instructions for how to select, and install posts in the Backyard Zip Lines handbook included with your purchase. Alternatively, you can review the information in the digital version of our handbook right here.

If you are in any doubt as to how to properly select and install a wood post, please do not hesitate to contact us at 541-916-4461.