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Zip Wire Cable

One of the most important parts of any zip wire is the wire itself. To be able to get the best out of your zip wire we strongly recommend that the wire you use is made of galvanised steel wire to a 7 x19 construction. This means that the wire will have a diameter of whatever size you choose and is constructed by spinning 7 strands of wire - each strand itself being made from 19 strands - together to form the actual cable and is what gives the cable its flexibility, hard wearing durability and great strength.

Here we offer a number of different size galvanise steel wire for your zip wire depending on the use and setting. The range of wires offered allows for zip wires to be installed in both domestic and commercial situations and allows you to build you own style of zip wire.

If you are considering putting up a zip wire new the coast, please bear in mind that you will be better off using Stainless Steel wire for your run as this much more suited for use near the sea and salty water, as it has a higher resistance to corrosion than galvanised cable.

How to measure length of cable:
When buying a zip wire one of the most important jobs to do is to measure correctly the amount of cable that will be needed. It is easy to underestimate or pace out incorrectly the length required, so please make sure that you make an accurate measurement as ultimately it will be you that will have to pay for the mistake later.

For use between trees using a cable tensioner:
1. Measure the circumference of the tree at the receiving end
2. Measure from the centre of the receiving tree to the centre of the sending tree
3. Add these two length together and add on 3m for the final length

For use between trees using a turnbuckle tensioner:
1. Firstly measure the circumference of the tree at the receiving end for a strop - order separately

2. Then measure from the centre of the receiving tree to the centre of the sending tree
3. Then measure the circumference of the tree at the sending end
4. Add these two lengths together and add on 2m for the final length

For use between two supports using a cable tensioner:
1. Firstly measure from the receiving end crossbar to the sending end crossbar
2. Add on 3m for the final length

When unwinding this wire, please make sure that you DO NOT kink the wire in any way at all. Depending of the length of wire ordered, this wire can be very heavy and will require two people to assemble in place.

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