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    Looking to put up a zipline for the kids, but there is a dizzying amount of choices available.

    Anyone have experience with any brands or vendors they'd recommend? Or ones to avoid?
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    I have been involved in buying and putting up two of the slackers ziplines. They work. Shop around, the same kits are sold multiple places.

    The longer ones are a little harder to put up, because you need to keep some tension on it or you'll run out of room to tighten with the turnbuckle. Helps to have 2-3 people, but it's not complicated.
    I put up this 90 foot one earlier this year.
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    I assume this would help tension it.
    https://www.amazon.ca/Dutton-Lainson...88970816&psc=1

    Or use a pulley and winch system to tension it up.

    Most people I know diy it and just buy the bearing runner part from a decent source. Key is keep the bearings out of the weather if you can.

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    just use a ratchet strap to pre-tension it, 6 ft should be enough, but you can get like 20fters
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    Just to be clear to any who have not set one of these up before, the lots do include a turnbuckle to set the final tension. However, it has a limited range of movement, so it's helpful if the cable is sorta tight to start with. Lots of ways to accomplish that.

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