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A super cool, high quality Zip-Line for your garden with all the features you want in one stylish simple to install trolley.
A super cool, high quality Zip-Line for your garden with all the features you want in one stylish simple to install trolley.
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79 backers pledged €4,223 to help bring this project to life.

About

Zip-Lines Ireland.

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Hi guys!! Thanks for dropping by :)

First off let me tell you a little bit about me and my business.. I am a mum to 3 wonderful children (who I credit with giving me the idea for my business) and when I'm not working in Film, I juggle running my business Zip-lines Ireland, my husbands business BinStrap, the dreaded house work, taking care of my gorgeous children and studying for my BA in Business, it's hectic but I can't complain, I love to keep busy!!

Our 3 Babies

Our 3 Babies
Our 3 Babies

I started Zip-Lines Ireland in April 2014 after spending some time online researching garden play ideas to encourage my kids (and myself) to get outside more, I came across garden zip-lines and thought; "WOW, I didn't know you could get these for your garden"! So I searched for them, and guess what? I couldn't find any.., well any that weren't made of plastic or that would hold more than the weight of a 4 year old, so I did some more researching and well, here we are!

A Happy Customer on One of Our Zip-Lines

A Happy Customer on One of our Zip-Lines
A Happy Customer on One of our Zip-Lines

Zip-lines Ireland is an online store selling domestic Zip-Lines and balance products such as Slacklines, Balance Blox and Bucket stilts. The aim of the company is to encourage outdoor, active play. To get kids away from their consoles and the TV and get some fresh air, some exercise and have face to face contact with people again. Our products encourage children to use their social skills, taking turns, helping each other, they also help fight obesity, vitamin D deficiency and short sightedness which is a HUGE added bonus!.

To date I have invested a lot of time, personal funds and all profit the business has made, as well as getting finance for the business to bring it to where it is today, in order to build the business and keep moving forward this is the perfect next step for ZLI.

What a zip-line does..

ZLI in the Media

In the paper
In the paper
In the paper
In the paper

 On the radio

Awards

Micro Biz Awards
Micro Biz Awards

I work hard to create awareness about the business and have been featured in newspapers, in online media and on the radio, I have also entered some awards and am delighted to say that right now we are a finalist in 2 categories of the Micro Business Awards 2016!! Zip-Lines Ireland has a great reputation for providing high quality products and exceptional customer service which I am very proud of and I plan to uphold that reputation! Have a look at our website here and our Facebook page here 

What's Happening?

So right now Zip-Lines Ireland stocks products produced by other companies, these products are currently imported, this is costly, impractical, time consuming and unreliable, we want to take the business to the next level and get our own branded zip-lines, this will reduce costs, put us in a great position within the market and give us the freedom to use our creativity to put our mark on domestic zip-lines and make even cooler styled lines as and when we feel.

Taking control and removing the middle man would reduce our costs hugely and give us more scope to grow, it will also create jobs and give us more freedom to create and innovate.

We already have a viable product that sells but would like to make it better, produce more and increase our profits, to do this we need funding to help more forward. This funding will be used to design, manufacture and test the new products to ensure safety and compliance.

What's Involved?

So right now we have the design, colours, specifications etc in place with our manufacturing partner, the next step is making payment to get production started, below are pictures of what we have to date, the product once it reaches us will then be branded with our ZLI Logo, quality tested and put into our custom designed ZLI Branded packaging - which we are currently working on designing with the Local Enterprise Office.

Zip-Line Trolley
Zip-Line Trolley
ZLI Zip-Line Kit
ZLI Zip-Line Kit

 ZLI Zipline kit 

The idea of this zip-line is to be a better style & quality version of the existing zip-lines on the market in Ireland today, we will be using galvanised steel, rollers with ball bearings and galvanisted steel hardware to complete these kits, they will then be powder coated in our chosen colours and branded.

The video above demonstrates how the zip-line works, this will be very similar to our new ZLI branded zip-lines.

Upon completion (depending on your pledge) you will have the chance to see the first finished product or be one of the first to get a Brand new ZLI Branded Zip-line at a hugely reduced price!!

We are super excited about this project and thank you so much for taking the time to read this, we appreciate your support :D

The Tees (in working progress) Still working on the mens and boys ;)

Ladies Tee
Ladies Tee
Girls Tee
Girls Tee

Risks and challenges

Being already set up and running, I don't see any risks or challenges with this project, I have everything ready to go, all I need is the funding.
Of course there is ALWAYS a chance that something unforeseen could happen but for now I don't foresee anything that will hinder this project, I will continue to monitor every aspect of the project and be constantly aware of any threats that may arise.

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    A hand written 'Thank You' postcard featuring a one off picture of our stunning Galway, taken by yours truly and printed exclusively for this Kickstarter Project.

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    Pledge €25 or more About $28

    A hand written 'Thank You' postcard featuring a one off picture of our stunning Galway, taken by yours truly and printed exclusively for this Kickstarter Project.
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    An exclusive Zip-Lines Ireland T-Shirt (design can be seen in the 'About This Project' section)

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    Pledge €50 or more About $57

    A hand written 'Thank You' postcard featuring a one off picture of our stunning Galway taken by yours truly and printed exclusively for this Kickstarter Project.
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    A Zip-Lines Ireland branded (kickstarter exclusive) T-Shirt
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    A Q&A with designer

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    Pledge €60 or more About $68

    STRETCH GOAL REWARD
    *Family Pass - Family Fun Day*
    Covers 2 Adults, 2 children & under 2's go free.

    We will be holding an Exclusive Backers Family Fun Day in Galway between May & July (date & location tbc) package includes:
    Food
    Zip-Lining :)
    Slacklining with demos
    Stilts
    Balance Blox
    Toddlers Corner
    Face Painting
    Balloons
    Live Music
    Ice Cream & lots more!

    If you have more than the specified amount of children and can't make up the numbers for an additional family pass send me a message and If needed I'll set up an additional stretch reward to accommodate people.

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    Pledge €100 or more About $113

    A complete 'Zip-Lines Ireland' Branded
    30 metre Zip-Line Kit

    Kit comes complete with:
    - Galvanised steel main cable
    - Galvanised steel sling cable
    - Steel Trolley
    - Disc Seat on adjustable rope
    - Hardware for attaching (turnbuckle, u-clamps)

    This is everything needed to get zip-lining straight away.
    The kit holds up to 17.8 stone - instructions must be adhered to and children must be supervised while using the equipment.

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    Pledge €125 or more About $141

    A complete 'Zip-Lines Ireland' Branded
    30 metre Zip-Line Kit PLUS Brake Kit & Postcard

    Kit comes complete with:
    - Galvanised steel main cable
    - Galvanised steel sling cable
    - Steel Trolley
    - Disc Seat on adjustable rope
    - Hardware for attaching (turnbuckle, u-clamps)
    - Bungee Brake to slow down/ stop zip-line

    This is everything needed to get zip-lining straight away.
    The kit holds up to 17.8 stone - instructions must be adhered to and children must be supervised while using the equipment.

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    Pledge €200 or more About $226

    A complete 'Zip-Lines Ireland' Branded
    30 metre Zip-Line Kit PLUS Brake Kit PLUS Zip-Lines Ireland T-Shirt PLUS Skype with Designer

    Kit comes complete with:
    - Galvanised steel main cable
    - Galvanised steel sling cable
    - Steel Trolley
    - Disc Seat on adjustable rope
    - Hardware for attaching (turnbuckle, u-clamps)
    - Bungee Brake to slow down/ stop zip-line

    This is everything needed to get zip-lining straight away.
    The kit holds up to 17.8 stone - instructions must be adhered to and children must be supervised while using the equipment.

    You also get a Skype meeting with the designer for up to 30 minutes.

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    Pledge €275 or more About $311

    A complete CUSTOMISED 'Zip-Lines Ireland' Branded
    30 metre Zip-Line Kit PLUS Brake Kit PLUS Zip-Lines Ireland T-Shirt PLUS Skype with Designer

    Customised Kit comes complete with:
    - Galvanised steel main cable
    - Galvanised steel sling cable
    - Steel Trolley Customised WITH Your Name/ Childs Name
    - Disc Seat on adjustable rope
    - Hardware for attaching (turnbuckle, u-clamps)
    - Bungee Brake to slow down/ stop zip-line

    This is everything needed to get zip-lining straight away.
    The kit holds up to 17.8 stone - instructions must be adhered to and children must be supervised while using the equipment.

    You also get a Skype meeting with the designer for up to 30 minutes.

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    Pledge €350 or more About $396

    A complete CUSTOMISED 'Zip-Lines Ireland' Branded 30 metre Zip-Line Kit PLUS Brake Kit PLUS Zip-Lines Ireland T-Shirt PLUS Skype with Designer PLUS Invite to an exclusive Launch Picnic.

    Customised Kit comes complete with:
    - Galvanised steel main cable
    - Galvanised steel sling cable
    - Steel Trolley Customised WITH Your Name/ Childs Name
    - Disc Seat on adjustable rope
    - Hardware for attaching (turnbuckle, u-clamps)
    - Bungee Brake to slow down/ stop zip-line

    This is everything needed to get zip-lining straight away.
    The kit holds up to 17.8 stone - instructions must be adhered to and children must be supervised while using the equipment.

    You also get a Skype meeting with the designer for up to 30 minutes and be a VIP Guest at an exclusive launch picnic.

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Funding period

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