The major advantages of using the PFEIFER Zip-Line cable over other cables is the increase in operational safety and significant long-term reduction in costs. These savings are created by: the cable lasting 5-8 times longer than other cable; less maintenance as the cable is compressed and will not require the usual re-tensioning; reducing the labor expense involved in replacing the lines; significantly extending the life cycle of the pulleys; reducing the down time while lines are replaced. It has been called a “game changer” by some of the biggest international zipline companies.

Furthermore Pfeifer also manufactures high quality multipurpose cable for use in aerial adventure parks and zip-line courses.


This cable is available in a variety of dimensions and performance qualities.

  • 0.50"/1/2" Specialized Zipline cable

  • 0.375/3/8" Standard multi purpose cable

Based on quantity we can produce specific cable sizes per customer specifications.

Pfeifer cable

This new generation of high-tech cable has been especially designed by one of the largest and oldest cable manufacturers in the world, the German PFEIFER company who has been producing rope since the late 1500′s!

Pfeifer has developed a cable specifically for zip-lines with increased strength and endurance. While normal zip line cable will last between 25,000 and 30,000 runs, this high-tech zip-line will last 5 to 8 times longer. Because of its much higher breaking strength than conventional cable with the same diameter it increases the safety factor dramatically.

To produce this cable, each strand is individually galvanized and twisted together.  The resulting cable is compressed through a specialized process that reduces it’s diameter by 16%. Because of the compression process the cable does not have to be reset after it is hung. During this process the temperature of the cable increases, further enhancing the galvanization and creating an even stronger zink/steel bond.   The resulting cable is extremely dense, water resistant and much smoother than conventional cable.