HOW TO BUILD A ZIP LINE - SECTION THREE - COMPONENT ASSEMBLY

TREE SAVER KIT

(AVAILABLE AS ADD-ON IF NOT INCLUDED IN THE KIT)

 

 

WITH CAM STRAP

THREAD STRAP THROUGH CENTER HOLE IN EACH BLOCK.

WRAP BLOCKS, STRAP AROUND BASE OF TREE OR POLE. LIFT STRAP TO DESIRED ATTACHMENT HEIGHT. 

THREAD END OF STRAP THROUGH CAM, PRESS TAB TO PULL STRAP THROUGH, RELEASE IT TO SECURE THE STRAP IN PLACE.

WRAP CABLE AROUND BLOCKS, SECURING CABLE INTO BLOCK GROOVES.

TERMINATE CABLE WITH DESIGNATED HARDWARE.

WITH CABLE

THREAD CABLE SLING OR ZIP LINE CABLE THROUGH BLOCKS.
WRAP CABLE, BLOCKS AROUND TREE OR POLE. LIFT CABLE TO DESIRED ATTACHMENT HEIGHT.
TERMINATE CABLE WITH DESIGNATED HARDWARE.

 

HELPFUL HINT: DO NOT PUT CABLE DIRECTLY ON THE TREE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE TREE SAVER KIT, PLACE WOOD BLOCKS UNDER THE CABLE TO PROTECT YOUR TREES.

 

 

 

STOP BLOCK

 THE STOP BLOCK IS A SAFETY BACK-UP AT THE VERY END OF THE RIDE AND IS NOT A BRAKING SYSTEM. RIDERS SHOULD HAVE LITTLE TO NO SPEED WHEN THEIR TROLLEY MAKES CONTACT WITH THE STOP BLOCK.

STOP BLOCK MUST BE PLACED 5 FT. FROM END ANCHOR

MOUNT STOP BLOCK ONTO CABLE WITH RUBBER BUMPER FACING TOWARD MAIN LINE AND AT LEAST 5 FT. FROM THE ENDING ANCHOR. INSERT BOLTS THROUGH BLOCK AND WASHERS. TIGHTEN NUTS WITH A WRENCH. MOUNT FIST GRIPS TO CABLE SNUGLY AGAINST STOP BLOCK AS SHOWN. TIGHTEN WITH A WRENCH TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATIONS (SEE CHART BELOW).

FOR 1/4" CABLE, CLAMP A ROD SPACER TO CABLE WITH FIST GRIPS.

 

 

FIST GRIP TORQUE CHART (FOR STOP BLOCK ONLY)
1/4" STOP BLOCK 30 FT. LBS.
5/16" STOP BLOCK 30 FT. LBS.
3/8" STOP BLOCK 30 FT. LBS.
1/2" STOP BLOCK 45 FT. LBS.

 

 

 

RIDING GEAR

EACH RIDING GEAR ACCESSORY (E.G. HARNESS,SEAT, HANDLEBAR) MUST USE ITS OWN DEDICATED CARABINER ATTACHED DIRECTLY TO THE TROLLEY.

DO NOT CHAIN-LINK CARABINERS OR ATTACH MULTIPLE ACCESSORIES INTO ONE CARABINER.

BEFORE EACH RIDE, SQUEEZE-TEST CARABINERS TO ENSURE LOCKING GATE IS FULLY ENGAGED.

 

SEAT

(AVAILABLE AS ADD-ON)

 THE KNOT

THREAD THE ROPE THROUGH SEAT AND TWIST INTO A FIGURE-EIGHT.

THREAD ROPE THROUGH ITSELF, PULLING 5-INCHES OF ROPE, MINIMUM.

PULL UPPER HALF OF ROPE WHILE PUSHING DOWN ON KNOT TO CREATE A FLAT TOP.

DO NOT USE SEAT WITH LESS THAN 5” OF ROPE FOLLOWING THE KNOT.

 

HELPFUL HINT: A FRESH COAT OF OUTDOOR WOOD STAIN ONCE A YEAR AND KEEPING THE SEAT INDOORS WHILE NOT IN USE IS RECOMMENDED TO EXTEND SEAT LIFETIME.

ACCESSORIES SUCH AS HANDLEBAR OR HARNESS SHOULD NEVER BE ATTACHED TO THE SPLICED EYE OR THROUGH OPEN STRANDS ON THE ROPE. ACCESSORIES MUST ALWAYS BE CLIPPED DIRECTLY TO THE TROLLEY.

 

 

 

HARNESS

(AVAILABLE AS ADD-ON)

BEFORE EACH RIDE, SQUEEZE-TEST CARABINERS TO ENSURE LOCKING GATE IS FULLY ENGAGED.

THREAD LONG LOOP OF LANYARD THROUGH HARNESS TIE-IN LOOP THEN THREAD LANYARD SHORT LOOP THROUGH ITS LONG LOOP TO CREATE COW-HITCH KNOT.

ATTACH SHORT LOOP OF LANYARD TO TROLLEY WITH ONE CARABINER.

ALWAYS USE RIDING GEAR THAT IS DESIGNED FOR SAFETY-CRITICAL APPLICATIONS AND APPROVED FOR ZIP LINE USE.

ALWAYS USE A HARNESS FOR ZIP LINES WHERE A FALL COULD RESULT IN INJURY.

HARNESSES MUST BE CORRECTLY SIZED AND FITTED BASED ON THE AGE, SIZE AND BODY TYPE OF PARTICIPANT.

WITH TIE-IN LOOP IN FRONT, STEP THROUGH WAIST LOOP, THEN LEG LOOPS OF HARNESS, AND PULL HARNESS UP TO WAIST. STRAIGHTEN CLOTHING UNDER HARNESS.

TIGHTEN STRAPS FOR FIRM (NOT TIGHT) FIT.

 

 

 

BUNGEE BRAKE SYSTEM

(AVAILABLE AS ADD-ON IF NOT INCLUDED IN THE KIT)

MOUNT ON CABLE WITH RUBBER BUMPER FACING TOWARD MAIN LINE. INSERT BOLTS THROUGH BLOCK AND WASHERS. TIGHTEN NUTS WITH A WRENCH. ATTACH BUNGEE TO BRAKE BLOCK WITH QUICK LINK. TIGHTEN QUICK LINK WITH WRENCH.

SCREW THE EYE LAG SCREW INTO A TREE OR POST AT LEAST 10 FT. OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ZIP LINE. WRAP BACK-UP CABLE SLING AROUND BRAKE ANCHOR. USE QUICK LINK TO CONNECT EYE LAG SCREW, CABLE SLING LOOPS AND BUNGEE. TIGHTEN QUICK LINK WITH WRENCH.

 

HELPFUL HINT: DRILLING A 1/4” PILOT HOLE CAN BE HELPFUL FOR SCREWING EYE LAG SCREW INTO BRAKE ANCHOR TREE OR POST.

EYE-LAG SCREW MUST EMBED TO FULL DEPTH IN SOLID WOOD. SCRAPE AWAY ANY BARK THAT PREVENTS THE SCREW FROM EMBEDDING FULLY INTO WOOD.

NEVER USE A BUNGEE BRAKE WITHOUT A BACK-UP CABLE SLING.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RIDE YOUR ZIP LINE WITHOUT FIRST TESTING

INSTALL THE BUNGEE AT LEAST 8 FT. UP THE BRAKE ANCHOR.

INSTALL THE BUNGEE AT LEAST 8 FT. UP THE BRAKE ANCHOR.

 

BRAKE BLOCK LOCATION

20-FT. BUNGEE BRAKE - 29.5 FT. AWAY FROM THE ENDING ANCHOR OR STOP BLOCK 30-FT. BUNGEE BRAKE - 47 FT. AWAY FROM THE ENDING ANCHOR OR STOP BLOCK.

LENGTH OF BUNGEE MINUS 3 FT. X 1.75 = DISTANCE FROM BUNGEE ANCHOR TO STOP BLOCK. 3 FT. TO ACCOUNT FOR KNOTS.

EXAMPLE: 20 FT. BUNGEE - 3 = 17 X 1.75 = 29.5 FT. OR 30 FT. BUNGEE - 3 = 27 FT. X 1.75 = 47 FT

DO NOT ALLOW BUNGEE TO SAG INTO THE RIDER’S WAY, IT CAN ENTANGLE THE RIDER.