Do It Yourself Cable Kit

$ 125.00
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75 FT
1/4 in

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Do you have a zip line and want to expand to the next tree? This is what you need. Cable is the foundation of every zip line; everything builds up from there. Get the right pieces for the job all in one place.

The DIY Cable Kits get the party started for your next zip line project (or maybe the first). It's the easiest way to expand your little adventure park, especially if you have the other gear already. The DIY Cable Kits come with Cable, Hardware to connect to two trees, a Turnbuckle backup kit and safety Stop Block.

  • 1/4" Cable for zip lines up to 200 FT
  • 5/16" Cable for zip lines up to 500 FT
  • 3/8" Cable for zip lines up to 1000 FT (Freight may be required for this due to weight limitations).

For commercial use, give us a call at 888-476-3701.

Not only do you get the zip line kit, but you get the best customer service when you have questions.
If you're not happy, send it back for a full refund within one year.


Commerial Use: Call us 1-888-476-3701


  • 1/4" Cable comes with 8 FT Cable Sling, Turnbuckle & Clamps.
  • 5/16" Cable comes with two 8 FT Cable Slings, Two Turnbuckles and Clamps.
  • 3/8" Cable comes with two 8 FT Cable Slings, Two Turnbuckles and Clamps.
  • Safety Stop Block creates a no pass point (not a brake).  
  • Kits come with 10' of extra cable, so that you have plenty to work with. Give a shout if you need a custom length of cable or a larger cable sling.

SETUP: A clear runway between two trees or poles is required, preferably one where landscape slopes.  An end-to-end slope of 3-6%. For example, a 200' zip line would drop about 6-12 FT. 

INSTALLATION: Grab a Tensioning Kit to take the strain out setting up your cable, especially any length of cable over 150 FT.

OTHER PRODUCTS:  Once you've decided which Cable Kit you want, next grab your Riding Gear.  Check out our trolleysharnesseslanyardscarabiners and seats all under the Riding Gear section. Don't forget to check out Brakestoo! 


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How do I measure elevation change in my backyard?

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 888-476-3701

How do I figure out the slope for my zip line?

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.

I don't have trees. Can I use posts?

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 888-476-3701.

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