BrakeHawk Zip Line Kit

$ 625.00
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150 FT
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Would you like to control your speed while descending a zip line? This kit is for the backyard, with plenty of space for an adventure. Many thousands have used this combination for years, and the quality keeps it zipping along. Set cable between two trees up to 500 FT apart, load trolley and Brakehawk hand brake, attach harness and zip away. Control the speed of your ride while you sit back and enjoy the view.  Please note, the Brakehawk is not designed to be used with impact braking systems such as the Bungee Brake, or damage will occur.

The Rogue Kit with Brakehawk hand brake combines the durability of our Rogue Kit with the ability to stop at a fixed point, like a platform, or you can gently apply the brake the entire ride to soak in the sights as you soar...slower. The Brakehawk bolts to the quickly-detachable RogueTrolley. Riders connect to the trolley with the included Harness, then they can zip across their line.

The Tensioning Kit is a special tool you can use for the initial installation, then return for a full refund. If you don't have a way to tighten cable, you'll definitely want to grab one.

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.


Commercial Use: Call us 1-888-476-3701

  • 5/16" Cable, (2) 8' Cable Slings, Turnbuckles with back-up & Clamps. Spools come in lengths up to 500 FT. 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. Choose Cable-less option if you want to ship overseas or if you have your own cable.
  • The Rogue Trolley is easy to attach to the cable, includes stainless steel side plates and dual ball-bearing wheels which gives this trolley an extra long life.  A Steel Carabiner connects to 2-FT Lanyard, which attaches to the adjustable Harness.  Additional set of Riding Gear is available to take turns faster.
  • Brakehawk Hand Brake bolts to the trolley and includes the Hand Brake Strap.
  • Weight limit is 350 lbs.

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: The Tensioning Kit adds an extra hand for installation and is highly recommended for this kit.

OTHER PRODUCTS:  A Drifter Seat adds support for every rider's rump during the ride.  Save the trees! The Tree Saver Kit adds a layer of protection to prevent tree damage.

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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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