I’d have to say that this is one of the most exciting reviews and giveaways that I’ve had the opportunity to share with you to date. Zip Line Gear supplied us with their 150 ft. Viper Deluxe Zip Line Kit for this review. Here’s the most exciting part – It’s a Zip Line Gear giveaway! Zip Line Gear is offering one Moms Own Words reader their own Viper Deluxe Zip Line Kit for giveaway!
While we extend many thanks to Zip Line Gear, this review would not have been possible without the help of my other half – Grant. He took some great photos, read all of the directions and installed our new zip line.
Grant is having a little fun as he adjusts the cable for the zip line. Here is his review.
The Zip Line kit was well packaged and came with easy to read and follow instructions. Additional instructions that were needed for the installation were found on the Zip Line Gear website. These were also well written and easy to follow. The hardware is very good quality.
The single biggest challenge is tightening the cable and then re-tightening it after height adjustments are made – and this is just with 150 ft. of cable. In Oregon, they must know their trees and cabling and be better equipped to install zip lines than us over here (MA). The height required at each end of the zip line is extreme. The highest point is ten feet high and I still need to adjust it higher because James is nearly hitting the ground. There is a lot more work involved to install a zip line than I anticipated and it’s certainly more difficult when you install it by yourself.
One of the toughest parts? Having an impatient seven year old pestering…..”Is it done yet? Is it done yet? Is it done yet?”
As of right now, the kids are getting on the zip line using a three-step stool. I installed the brake which keeps the kids from hitting the tree. The brake is key! With this set-up, the kids can use the zip line with little to no supervision.
I couldn’t imagine what’s involved in setting up a 300 foot zip line! I would recommend a cable puller for this size kit.
The 150 foot kit is perfect for us. No doubt about it – it’s great fun and the kids are going to have fun with it for years to come. They love it!
Here is our short video. As you can see, James is riding low. I am going to raise the cable even higher. It’s trial and error and “more art than science!”
About Zip Line Gear Kits
Fast and simple, these heavy duty zip line kits come with all the materials and instructions you’ll need to set up a thrilling ride down from your tree house, across your lawn, or into your swimming pool. Choose the Viper and Viper Deluxe kits for distances less than 200 feet. The QuickSilver kit is available in lengths between 150 and 500 feet.
Read more about Nathan Sleadd, Founder of Sleaddventures LLC, he got his start in 2005 by selling homemade zipline kits! Please visit Zip Line Gear for more information.
Purchase the Viper Deluxe Zip Line Kit at www.ziplinegear.com for $339.95.
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Many thanks to Josh and Nathan for the Zip Line Gear Kits!
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