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Should I get a stainless steel or galvanized zip line cable?

We recommend galvanized steel in nearly every application. Here are some of the reasons:

  • Galvanized is stronger than similar diameter stainless.
  • Galvanized is 2-3 times less expensive than stainless (think of it this way, you could purchase 2-3 zip line cables using galvanized cable for the same cost it would take for one zip line using stainless steel).
  • Galvanized is very weather resistant. Unless your location is next to the ocean (salt spray in the air causes corrosion) then the galvanized will last many years. Depending on use, expect 5-10 years.


If you feel that your application may require a stainless steel setup, we recommend calling us to discuss your needs: 1-888-476-3701.

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