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Zip Wire Cable


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Zip Wire Cable

Zip Wire Cable


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Total Price:89.99

The 10 mm steel wire cable used in all our zip wires is especially made and cut for us by a specialist manufacturer here in the UK.

The steel wire cable is made from Galvanised steel and is spun to a 7x19 format (see picture on left). Each length of wire we supply comes delivered on a small drum with a hardened Thimble eye at one end and a plain end at the other.

This is so that the end with the thimble eye can be either attached to the bracket (if used) or so that you can thread the wire through the thimble eye after going around the tree at the receiving end of the zip wire run. The plain end then goes to the starting end of the zip wire run and is secured to the cable tensioner.

Zip Wire Cable Specification:

* Material: Extremely flexible galvanised steel wire rope
* Hard wearing & versatile
* Cable 10 mm (7x19) with Thimble eye on one end
* Minimum Breaking Limit (MBL): 6420 kgs (62.96kN)
* Working Load Limit (WLL): 1284 kgs (12.59kN)
* Factor Of Safety (FOS): 5:1
* Approx weight of 100 kgs: 39.8 kgs

Zip wire cable construction:

As you can see from the picture above, each length of wire that is used in our zip wires are spun using galvanised steel to a construction of 10 x 7 x 19. This means that the wire has a diameter of 10mm and is constructed by spinning 7 strands of wire - each strand itself being made from 19 strands - together to form the actual cable. This is what gives the zip wire cable its flexibility, durability and great strength.

When unwinding this wire off the drum please make sure that you DO NOT kink the wire in any way. This wire is very heavy and will require two people to assemble in place.

How much wire do I need?:

When measuring for the length of wire that you require for your zip wire, please follow these simple instructions to help you:

If measuring for use between Support to Support:

1) Please measure from the centre of the crossbar at one end to the centre of the crossbar at the other end.
2) Then add on 5 metres to find the amount you need to order.
3) Do not worry if this too much as you will be able to cut the wire.

If measuring for use between Tree to Support:

1) Please measure the circumference of the tree to be used.
2) Then measure from the centre of the tree to the centre of the crossbar of your support.
3) Add together both measurements and then add on 5 metres to find the amount you need to order.
4) Do not worry if this too much as you will be able to cut the wire.

Zip Wire FAQ's:

Zip wires are one of our best selling items and will provide many hours of exhilarating fun to all the family - children and adults alike.

For Outdoors understand that you might never of come across something like a zip wire before and that you might have many questions that you would like answered before you purchase one of our zip wire kits. Therefore we have put together a FAQ on zip wires which we hope will answer most of the questions you might have, but if after reading the FAQ you still have any questions, then please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01344 750788 where we will be more than happy to answer them.

You can read OUR ZIP WIRE FAQ's HERE


Please appreciate that while we at For Outdoors are more than happy to help with advice and answer your questions, any advice or guidance given by For Outdoors is for guidance only.

Zip wires (also known as Aerial Runways, Flying Foxes or Tyrolean crossings) can be dangerous if installed incorrectly or on the wrong sort of site and it is therefore strongly advised that the customer, who is buying this equipment, should carry out their own risk assessment of the area/site to be used and must be happy that they are satisfied with this risk assessment.

It is highly recommended that you carry out a safety inspection on completion of the installation of the zip wire equipment and that the equipment should be continually inspected on a regular basis.

Due to the various construction & installation methods used by our customers and which are outside of our control, For Outdoors cannot be held responsible for any problems or injuries that may occur during the installation and subsequent use of any zip wires or zip wire equipment supplied by us if incorrectly fitted.

If in any doubt or you have any questions on anything please call us on:
01344 750788 and we will be happy to advise you.

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