Anyone ever build a zip line for your kids?

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On May 11, 9:35pm, The Daring Dufas <the-daring-

Damn! Imagine that setup on the lip of the Grand Canyon. A real ride for the thrill seekers!
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wrote:

Scenic ride offers Boulder City [NV] chance to keep it that way
"The so-called "Greenheart Flightline" would operate like a ski lift in reverse. Those brave enough to try it would strap themselves into a harness suspended from a metal cable and slide downhill at speeds approaching 50 mph."
Oh, the ride crosses a ravine...
http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2006/Oct-12-Thu-2006/news/10173800.html
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A friend has one about 70 feet long from a tree fort to a light pole. He has a golf cart tire to stop the trolley before you hit the pole. It is 1/4" galvanized steel cable with a commercial trolley he bought online. He pulled it as tight as he could get it with a come along and used a shackle into chain to hold what he had, then snug it up with a turnbuckle.
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Mike wrote:

Built many, but I always had the material. CAVT Construction 1/4 strand for the line. Preforms to attach, Chain Hoist to tighten with a strand grip or preform in opposite direction. http://tinyurl.com/pjrxpw
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Mike wrote:

This one's a lot cheaper:
http://www.byoswingset.com/funridfunrid.html
We've used one of these for about ten years in one of our our sensory integrative therapy rooms. We only have about a 15 foot run there located over gym pads on the floor. It's held up fine all that time.
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Thinking again about the zip line idea....if I buy a 150' kit, how easy (or wise) would it be to try to cut the cable and have 2 zip lines? Of course, additional hardware would be required. Bad idea? That cord HAS to be tough to cut.
Mike
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Okay, don't let any neighbor kids ride it unless their parents sign a liability waiver.
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