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6mm Zip Wire Package

6mm Zip Wire Package

As a Aerial Runway specialist we sell each component separately allowing you to customise the equipment to your own unique installation.

Rather than offer a single set pack we prefer to talk to our customers and establish their needs and supply the correct equipment to meet those bespoke requirements.

This page does allow from a combination of 144 different component combinations to make a package, most of these will be totally unsuitable for your own requirements but as every need is different there will be combinations which will match your specific function.

There is no difference in price between buying from this page or buying from each components individual listing page, we would recommend that you read each components own separate listing page for a more detailed description of the item than can be shown in this brief overview.

If this is your first time to build a zip wire we would prefer to talk to you and make sure you understand what you will need for your install. Please call our Customer Service line between the hours listed to get the advice on which are the best components for you.

6mm Stainless Steel Trolley
1. Trolley
The 6mm zip wire trolley has a counterbalance brake release stopping the trolley from moving until the user gets onto the ride. This trolley is obviously only suitable for 6mm cable (thinner cable will cut into the pulley wheels, and thicker will simply not fit into the wheels' grooves).

Pendulum Seat Stainless Steel Handle Bar Green Plastic Handle Bar Blue Plastic Handle Bar
2. Trolley Accessory
The trolley attaches to one of the above accessories or can be used with your own item. The Pendulum seat is best suited for younger user (pre teens) or for longer rides (over 30m) as the handles bars require a lot of body strength from the user to hold their own weight over the distance of the ride.

Stainless Steel 6mm Cable Stainless Steel 6mm Cable
3. Cable
The cable length is obviously dependent upon the distance between your two trees/structures. You will need to buy a length longer than the distance as it is used to wrap around one end fixing point and then more for the tensioning. Also initially during the installation the cable will lay along the ground due to the weight so you will need excess to put into your tensioner.

Straining Screws Jaw/Jaw, Staddle Strap & Loop End Kit Drum Tensioner Round
4. Tensioning
To make the installation as easy as possible we would recommend the drum tensioner, however there is a cheaper option which will require additional mechanical help putting initial tension onto the cable. The Drum Tensioner requires a hole to be drilled through the tree/structure at one end of the cable (start or end whichever is easier). The Jaw to Jaw tensioner uses a straddle strap to warp around the tree but will only take up 30cm / 12 inches of slack (only suitable for post installation adjustment during the regular equipment inspections).

DIY Brake System 1.5m or 3.0m Spring Brake
5. Brake
If using a pendulum seat or your own similar style of swinging accessory you can get away using your own used tyre (free from a garage) brake clamped to the cable which the trolley impacts against a distance far enough away from the end tree/structure and allow the pendulum action to absorb the speed of the user. If you are wanting a fast ride the tyre brake is not recommended and you would need to use a spring brake to slow the user down. If you are wanting to use any of the handle bar accessories you must use the spring brakes as if the trolley is stopped to abruptly the user will not be able to hold onto the handle bar and will be thrown off towards the end tree/structure.

Stainless Steel 6mm Cable Holding Device
6. End Fixing
On most DIY installations you can get away with using the cables own hard eye to create a lasso effect around one end of your ride. The tension on the cable then keeps the loop in place, if using this system around a tree then you can thread the cable through a small length heavy duty rubber hose.
The alternative but more expensive method is to use the cable holding device which bolts onto your end(ends if not using a drum tensioner).



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Please call us for additional advice on your unique requirements before purchasing.
Q: Can adults go on the Zip wires?
A: Yes they can as long as the model is using 6mm or 10mm cable.

Q: What is better a seat or handle?
A: For younger children the Seat is always much better.

Q: Does the tyre brake system work as well as the spring brake?
A: The tyre brake will stop the trolley so you do not hit the tree at the finish, but it's always a very hard stop unlike the spring brake that absorbs the energy and then bounces you back up the ride up to 10m for small children.

Q: Do you have to drill through the tree?
A: Yes you do when fitting the drum tensioner and cable holding device, they both fit on the back of the tree once you have drilled right through the tree. We do sell very long auger drill bits 600mm long. The tree circumference can not exceed 600mm.

Q: My plastic wheels have broken but it is not a very old the set?
A: The nylon wheels will always break before anything else goes wrong. If this happens you can replace the wheels but they only break for 2 reasons. 1. Too much weight on the ride or 2. You have extended the cable from what was in the kit. If you do not change the use back to the recommended use the wheels will break again, preventing a more serious problem.

Q: Why can't I buy one of the cheaper toy sets and just buy a longer cable?
A: The cable that comes in each of plastic sets are the maximum length the nylon wheels can take before they heat up and break. You will see that as the weight/length goes up so does the cable thickness from 3mm to 4mm, 6mm, 10mm etc. Also the number of wheels which spread the weight over 2 or 4 wheels.

Q: Why do the plastic sets have no brake option unlike the 6mm and 10mm sets?
A: The plastic sets are designed for both ends to be at the same height for younger children, if you put a brake at the finish it will shatter the plastic trolley. The 6mm and 10mm trolleys that can have a brake are metal and will not be damaged.

Q: I have a slope on my garden is this ideal for a Zip wire?
A: If you have a small difference in heights it is OK but big slops are not suitable. The best is level ground for a zip wire for your garden.

Q: I want my children to use the Zip wire but can adults sometimes have a go?
A: If you need the set to take adult weights as well on the ride take advice as the set will need to cope with them.

Q: I have no trees in my garden what do I do?
A: You will need to build a structure take advice as what design will suit best depending on the distance.

Q: Why are the 6mm and 10mm sets so expensive?
A: The main reason is due to the safety and extra strength. Cables are made with 133 smaller strand which all make a smooth, strong ride. Warning some companies may offer 49 strand cables (7X7) which is not suitable for zip wire use. If you have existing cable call us to check the specification. If it has a fibre core it is not suitable. 7x7 cable with fibre core cable costs half the price but will be to slack and wears the nylon wheels very quickly. Our cable also come with a machined hard eye, and a fused and tapered end to prevent fraying.

Q: Why are all the plastic and steel trolley enclosed?
A: Our whole range, from the cheapest to the most expensive are enclosed to stop finger and hair entrapment.

Q: Why do the 6mm sets stop at 40m and the 10m sets stop at 80m?
A: The reason the sets have limits are due to safety testings. If more than 80m of 10mm cable is used its outside of testing and will put more strain upon the equipment than designed/tested for.

Q: What is the longest length for a commercial application?
A: 40m would be the longest in a playground.

Q: I have 2 trees but I do not want to drill them, what can I do?
A: Depends on the distance, sometimes you can loop round at both ends take advice on this point when calling.

Q: Do I need a harness for the zip wire ride?
A: No, a seat will always be ok as the fall heights will always be low.

Q: I have tree house can I launch from it?
A: Depends on the height and distance or the ride. Call for advice.

Q: What guarantee does the zip wire sets have?
A: 6mm & 10mm have 5 years guarantee on the cable, trolley, tensioner, seat/monkey handle, cable holding device, end stopper and all clamps and thimbles. The spring brake, finger guards, internal brake rubber and wheels have 6 months due to amount of use.

Q: What is the minimum recommended age for a zip wire?
A: We recommend 8 years and up.

Q: What is the maximum weight the sets can take.
A: Each set states the maximum weights and our advice is always be 3/4 inside this. IE: 6mm equipment has an 18 stone maximum but does not want more than 14 stone in use.

Q: Are zip wires dangerous?
A: No if set up correctly, if your fall height is too much then it is dangerous. Please take advice when you call.

Please email sales@tsttoys.com with any questions before buying including your contact telephone number and you will be contacted within 2-6 hours by email or phone to answer your questions. We have over 20 years of knowledge so we can hopefully always give you the answer so your setup is correct for the use you need.


The fine print disclaimer: Zip Line construction and use is dangerous. Ensure you know what you are doing before building or using a zip line. TST Toys is not responsible for anything that may go wrong with your zip line installation, trees or related components. No warranty related to Zip Lines is expressed or implied by installation tips or by any representative of TST Toys, including warranties of merchantability or fitness. Ensure you educate yourself on the proper installation, maintenance and use of everything related to your Zip Line. Seek competent local assistance if you are unsure of how to work with trees, cable installation or maintenance. All information related to zip lines received from any representative or printed material distributed by TST Toys is only an opinion

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