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first and second retainer walls 40, 42 are non-linear along at
         least a portion of their respective lengths, thereby forming a
         helical slot along at least a portion of its length. In one em-
         bodiment, the first and second retainer walls 40, 42 are non-
         linear along an entirety of their respective lengths, thereby
         forming a helical slot along an entirety of the slot 38.
           The cable retainer 26 is a single, integrally formed com-
         ponent in contrast to cable retainers having multi-piece de-
         signs, such as split collar designs, for example. The unitary
         cable retainer  26 allows  an installation operator to easily
         grip the cable retainer 26 with one hand while inserting the
         cable 18 through the helical slot 38 by bending the cable to
         align with the helical orientation of the slot 38. The unitary
         cable retainer 26 may even facilitate one-handed installa-
         tion of the cable 18 through the slot. Upon insertion through
         the slot 38, the cable retainer is inserted into the inner cavi-
         ty 14 of the cable end housing 12. Insertion is made until the
         retainer outer surface 36 of the cable retainer 26 contacts a
         ring inner surface 44 of the retainer ring 20. The retainer
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         outer surface 36 and the ring inner surface 44 have substan-  PULLEYS & SHEA
         tially corresponding geometries, such that the cable retainer
         26 seats within a portion of the retainer ring 20 upon full
         insertion of the cable retainer 26 into the cable end housing
         12. Typically, the cable retainer 26 and the retainer ring 20
         are in direct contact. The cable 18 is then pulled to bring
         the cable end fitting 16 into contact with the retainer inner
         surface 34 of the cable retainer 26. Such a final assembled
         condition is shown in figures 2 and 5.
           Advantageously, the helical slotted cable retainer 26 de-
         scribed herein has self-retaining capability to the cable end
         fitting  16,  as  shown  in  figure  6.  Additionally,  installation
         and removal efforts are substantially simplified in compari-
         son to a cable retainer having multiple components, such as
         a split collar design. In addition to enhancing the assembly   Military Specification Pulleys
         process, a more reliable assembly is achieved with the em-
         bodiments of the cable retainer 26 described herein. Specifi-  & Commercial Sheaves.
         cally, the cable fitting cannot be inadvertently removed from
         the cable retainer 26, even during a compressive force being   Loos & Co., Inc. is proud to off er a
         applied to the cable 18. This is due to the single component
         that forms the cable retainer 26. In contrast, a split retainer   wide variety of military specifi cation
         may loosen during the imposition of a compressive force on   and commercial pulleys and sheaves.
         the cable 18, thereby extracting the cable 18 and potentially   These products are the perfect
         leading to safety hazards.
                                                                  compliment to the specialized wire
         Mobile zip line amusement ride                           and wire ropes used in the markets
         Pat. 9,555,335 U.S. class A63G 21/22 Int. class A63G 21/22  that we have supported for years.
         Inventor: Jeffrey Dean Wilson, Newcastle, CA., Christopher
         Ryan Resnicke, Lincoln, CA.
         Assignee: High Velocity Designs, LLC., Newcastle, CA.    Pair these products with our wide
           The present invention relates to a zip-line ride system. The   range of wire rope and cable products
         zip-line ride system may consist of a tower and an anchor   and you’ll get the performance you
         connected by a cable. The anchor may be fixed or temporary,   need, when you need it.
         allowing for a zip-line ride that may be portable. The zip-line
         ride system may also allow for an adjustment to the height,
         length, tension, or any combination of all three, of the cable.
           Referring to figure 7, one embodiment of a zip line system   Call 800-533-5667 or email
         10 is shown with a tower 12 connected to a trailer 14 with
         the tower 12 in an upright position. A temporary anchor 16 for a quote today.
         is also shown. A cable 18 is shown connected between the
         tower 12 and the temporary anchor 16. A zip line system 10
         may include four sub-assemblies, a tower 12, a trailer 14, a
         temporary anchor 16, and a tension measuring device 100.
           Referring to figures 8 and 9, one embodiment of a tower 12
         is depicted showing the tower 12 from two separate views that
         may be considered the front and back of the tower 12. The
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