3/8" Commercial Grade Super Swaged Galvanized Aircraft Cable

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To account for sag and set-up ease we recommend grabbing at least 10-FT more than you need to complete the run.

You can also add a cable swage to your cable segment by adding a Looped End to your order.

FREE US Ground Shipping on orders over $300 (up to 150lbs, excludes AK, HI & Freight)

We love Galvanized Aircraft Cable!  It's a great choice for any zip line application because it's incredibly strong and rather smooth, but still flexible enough to work with. This type of cable is our first choice when it comes to building a high-end zip line.  3/8" Super Swaged cable has the strength of 1/2" cable, but in a smaller, more manageable diameter.

When ordering raw cable by the FT, the Swage (loop on end) is  not includedIf you need custom lengths of the same size cable, please make sure you notate the required lengths in the "Order Special Instructions" box in your shopping cart.  Make sure your notes are there when you proceed to payment.   Notes will automatically delete if you navigate out of the shopping cart to continue shopping.

To account for sag and set-up ease we recommend grabbing at least 10-FT more than you need to complete the run.


Weight Consideration:   

  • Free shipping on 3/8" Super Swaged Cable: is maxed out at 375 FT.  Longer lengths must ship via freight.


Call us (888-476-3701) for a Freight Quote.

For more nitty-gritty details on Aircraft Cable and why we like it, check out our HOW TO section.

Not only do you get awesome cable, but you get the very best customer service in all the land.

If you're not happy, send it back for a full refund within one year.

6x26 Super Swaged Galvanized Aircraft Cable, recommended for commercial zip lines:

  • 3/8" Super Swaged Cable: 20,400lb MBS

For more gear see our Commercial Page.

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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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