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Can my backyard accommodate a zip line?

You have some space in your backyard, the weather is getting nice and you're wondering if your backyard can accommodate a zip line. Well, it really depends. If you are contemplating getting a zip line you need to read this article to make sure your zip line is safe. I'll talk in depth on the requirements your zip line site needs. Let's jump right into it.



Step 1 - Determine what is going to anchor the zip line

The most obvious answer are trees. These trees should be 12 inch in diameter around its trunk. Doesn't meet these requirements? Don't do it! It's not worth it. You don't want your rider falling halfway down the zip line because your tree snapped. Also, to apply more common sense, do not choose any trees that are rotting, dying, or have exposed roots. If the tree is in loose soil, use extreme caution. You can use tree savers to ensure any zip line wire around the tree doesn't chip the bark. But what if you don't have trees in your backyard?

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