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Old 08-15-2007, 05:01 PM
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Zip line for the back yard

Have been giving some thought about building a fast and long zip line in the back yard. I was thinking of going high in the treeís and using my old Parachute harness as well as a T handle to keep things safe. Any suggestion where I would look for a trolley? I know Princess Auto has the wheels but we tried to use this a couple years ago but they had too much resistance.
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:07 PM
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use belt pullys from a old truck or somthing like that

I actually think coast mount sports might have somthing to use as well
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:09 PM
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Have been giving some thought about building a fast and long zip line in the back yard. I was thinking of going high in the treeís and using my old Parachute harness as well as a T handle to keep things safe. Any suggestion where I would look for a trolley? I know Princess Auto has the wheels but we tried to use this a couple years ago but they had too much resistance.
i will look in to it for ya tomorro kev

we deal with a company called vanguard steel / ringball

they sell cable and cable stuff for good priceing

i just bought 300' of soft winch cable with 14,000 lb break for 99 bucks
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:54 PM
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mec has some really nice harnesses, they also sell pullies and really nice rope.


http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_listing.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=25343743 02690931&bmUID=1187222017751
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when i built the one for my place kev i went to jonkman equipment in aldy/abby there on fraser east of 276th... and i got hooked up with some industrial pully wheel's with some nice bearing's in em...


goes like stink...

actually... you could prolly have mine.. a tree took it down when i was loggin a month ago... pm me.
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I made one for the kids when they were little. It was great. Still have some cable if you need it.
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Cool idea. A pool at the end to land in would be sweeeet
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How much cable do you want?
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thats an awesome idea man...you have some lucky kids
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I was thinking of 400-500 feet of cable. At the end of the property there is slope that would work great!! It leaves my property but Iíll have a talk with the neighbours and see if they would let us use an un-used corner. Zip line down and Quad back up. This would be safer then climbing a tree and zipping to the ground. With this slop itís going to be a fast wild ride!!
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I had this at 2 of my houses when I was a kid....not that long tho... maybe 150 feet... and we just used one of those orange snatch block pulley things from princess auto.. seemed to work alright and it wasnt really that steep..they also built one on that midget show on TLC
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i will look in to it for ya tomorro kev

we deal with a company called vanguard steel / ringball

they sell cable and cable stuff for good priceing

i just bought 300' of soft winch cable with 14,000 lb break for 99 bucks

hey Thanks!! could you get me some prices for 600 feet of cable and a pulley with the least resistance?
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will do kev what do ya think 3/8 enough ?
i think so will let ya know on friday
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