Add Looped End to Cable

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1/4" Aluminum Sleeve & Thimble

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Are you thinking about getting a custom zip line cable?   You've probably noticed our cable kits and zip line kits all have one end that comes with a loop already on it.  Now you can get a custom length of cable and add this item to your cart to have us mechanically swage a loop to the end.

Thimble Option: A swaged loop (also known as a mechanical splice) can incorporate a thimble inside the loop to reduce abrasion between the cable and a fixed anchor point. Connections between a cable and another piece of hardware that moves with it (like a turnbuckle) generally do not require a thimble, but are sometimes added to increase the bending radius of the cable.


  • Cable slings utilize a splice for each end without thimbles
  • Main cables often have a splice on one end, but the second end will need to be terminated using cable clamps in order to fit it exactly to your anchors in the field.
  • Guy wires are also swaged on one end and clamped on other, using thimbles wherever needed to prevent abrasion.

    To order, simply add the spool or total footage of cable to your cart, along with the total number of number of loops you need. Leave a detailed note for us in the order comments describing what you need, and we'll get it done! We do these every day, so if anything looks off we'll give you a call before making any cuts.

    If you're not sure about something, feel free to give us a shout on the phone (888-476-3701) or through a chat; we're happy to walk you through each step of the process, from picking the right gear to installation.

    Not only do you get the parts you need, 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.

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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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