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Zip Wire Support Dimensions:

When you are looking at buying and fitting a zip wire, the first thing that you need to consider is how you are going to fix the zip wire in place. Normally if possible you would try and install the zip wire run between two trees. However this is not always possible and the alternative way is by building a couple of supports.

This page is here to show you a number of different support designs that can be built very simply for use with your zip wire. Perhaps one of the easiest ways to build a support is the simple A-frame support which can be easily built using roundwood with a diameter of between 140-160mm (finished).

As you can see a launch ramp is quiet common either as part of the structure or as a separate structure from the main structure. If installing a zip wire run on a slope of any description, quite often a ramp will not be required but this depends on the height of the crossbar support at the receiving end.

We have put on this page a number of pictures of supports with one picture showing the dimensions of an example of a zip wire end A-frame support structure with launch ramp. These dimensions are in inches except for the 12ft high measurement.

Can you suggest where I can buy any supports from?:


You will not be able to buy readymade supports but you will be able to buy the wood needed to make them. We suggest that you look for a good wood / timber merchant or fencing specialist.

Here is a very good company that do machined roundwood timber in 150mm or 160mm dia (finished) in lengths of up to 7.2m and might be able to deliver across the UK: CJ Timber

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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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


Zip Wire Disclaimer:

Due to the various methods of construction and installation which are outside of our control, For Outdoors will not be held responsible for any problems or injuries that may occur during or after Installation including the use of zip wires.

We do need to stress that zip wires (which are also known as Aerial Runways, Flying Foxes or Tyrolean crossings) can be dangerous and that the customer who's buying these goods, should carry out their own risk assesment of the site that will have the equipment installed on it.

You should also carry out a safety inspection on completion of the installation and once the equipment has been installed it should be continually inspected on a regular basis.

Any advice or guidance provided by For Outdoors is purely for Guidance only.



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