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Post by Rut Row » Wed May 16, 2018 1:31 pm

I promised the grandson last year I'd build him a zipline at the new place. I get asked about it almost every month and since the new house is almost done, I guess I better figure out how to do it.

Has anyone ever built a zipline? I see plenty of kits with lots of YouTube videos but nothing compares to experience.
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Post by Damage Inc. » Wed May 16, 2018 2:44 pm

Just don't end up on one of these compilations...


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Post by Bucho » Wed May 16, 2018 5:03 pm

Are those people supposed to be using a hand break on some of those?
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Post by Rut Row » Wed May 16, 2018 5:26 pm

yup. they make hand brakes and bungy brakes.
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Post by Laoch » Wed May 16, 2018 5:37 pm

Hire a professional :deal:
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Post by Rut Row » Wed May 16, 2018 6:11 pm

Laoch wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:37 pm
Hire a professional :deal:
do you know any?
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Post by juddspaintballs » Wed May 16, 2018 6:46 pm

Rut Row wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:26 pm
yup. they make hand brakes and bungy brakes.
And some of them have sag in them so they start going back uphill at the end to slow you down. Those ones usually end on a flat piece of earth so you're on the ground wherever you wind up stopping.
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Post by Rut Row » Wed May 16, 2018 7:11 pm

juddspaintballs wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 6:46 pm
Rut Row wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:26 pm
yup. they make hand brakes and bungy brakes.
And some of them have sag in them so they start going back uphill at the end to slow you down. Those ones usually end on a flat piece of earth so you're on the ground wherever you wind up stopping.
ya, there companies that sell kits are pretty good about describing how to set one up. I was hoping to find someone who had actually done it before to advise.
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Post by juddspaintballs » Wed May 16, 2018 7:38 pm

I've ridden a couple well-designed home zip lines, but I couldn't tell you who to get in contact with to design one. The last one I remember was one you held on to only, but you were never more than about 4' off of the ground and it went down the slope of an open field so it wasn't very likely you'd get hurt if you couldn't hold on. Anything of height should use a harness.
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Re: Ziplines

Post by Marylander » Wed May 16, 2018 7:44 pm

There are zipline places in harpers ferry (top of hill on 340), in VA @ 340 and Harpers Ferry Rd, and in MD @ 340 and Valley Rd. Maybe someone in one of places would be willing to help.

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