Rope for a swing that is attached to a tree or swing set. Highest quality for long term use
Is the rope for your swing getting worn out? Switch to a truly durable rope from PolyRopes. Having manufactured and supplied ropes for over 50 years, we know which materials are durable and last the longest.
When building your own swing set or hanging a swing from a tree, you need rope. The ideal seating height for a swing set is about 2 metres, so 10 metres of rope is enough for both sides of a swing – thread up and down each side with knots under the seat board. If you need to shorten the length of the rope, simply cut the rope with a knife and burn the end with a lighter or candle.
The swing rope is made of the highest grade polyester. Polyester is the material that best resists weather, wind and the sun’s degrading UV rays. Polyester is also very durable. The PolyRope swing rope can undoubtedly be used for 10 to 20 years before it needs to be replaced.
The same rope as the swing rope is used, for example, as a sheet rope on sailing boats where durability is of the utmost importance.
Even though the rope is very durable, use a thimble, hook or similar against the attachment in the swing position so that the rope doesn’t rub when you swing.
The rope that normally comes with the purchase of a ready-made swing or swing set is often made of polypropylene, which breaks down relatively quickly in the sun’s UV rays – the rope becomes frayed and eventually breaks, though it is cheap. It is the same material as the blue tarpaulin, which is not so comfortable to hold after a few years…
Focus on sustainable quality.
The rope is available in the following colours: light blue, red, white, black and grey.
There are two thicknesses/dimensions to choose from; 10 mm and 12 mm. Usually 10 mm is used but 12 mm is a little more comfortable to hold.
The length is 10 metres, pre-cut length.
|Dimension||Breaking strength||Weight / m|
|10 mm||2000 kg||73 grams|
|12 mm||3000 kg||101 grams|
TIP: Buy the mooring line Polyester Superior dimension 12 mm, 6 metres. If (for stability) you use two brackets on each side of the swing’s seat board, do the following to make the rope split in two at the end:
- Tape with duct tape or packing tape in the centre of the spliced eye.
- Cut the rope in the centre of the tape
- Burn the two ends.
- Thread the seat board through and tie a knot underneath.
- It’s done! Now you have a line that splits in two, closest to the seat board.
As the eye of the mooring line is 30 cm from the start, each part is 15 cm, just enough to tie a knot under the seat board.
Note that the mooring line Superior is at its shortest 6 metres so there will be a few metres over.
TIP: If you want a split eye at the top of the scaffolding, you can make a PolyRopes splice, very easily. See video below: