Tj Jefferson wrote:I built a zip line- you really don’t need monster cable. I used 10,000# soft steel cable and what are called “dead ends” from an arborists supply place. That and what is called a haven grip to tension the cable and one lag bolt on each side- and then some testing. The haven grip can be used for tensioning and de-tensioning to make it safe-ish. Total cost was about $100 if you already have a haven grip and comeAlong.
Unfortunately I think I am the only one who uses it with adult friends who miss being kids. Same with the tree house which is basically a hunting stand.
The haven grip is handy to make trellises for kiwi and other monster vines. I get free cable and hardware since the utility is burying lines. And poles!
I was going to make a course along the lines of one used in the military that is infamous. I suspect your husband may know which I am referring to... when I was a kid we would have killed to have something like that. Your kids will love it since they are out pretty far. They will soon find out a broken wrist isn’t the end of the world. It’s a good lesson!