Jump to content
KiteLife Forum
seth

winddance by Seattle airgear - help needed

Recommended Posts

Hi all. New here to the forum but I have a growing interest in kiting, and recently came across an issue I could use some help with. This place seems like a real hive of helpful info, so here goes...

I found on eBay last week a winddance 2, made by Seattle airgear. It was a bit of an impulse buy, but I was sucked in by the incredible claims on their (rather unusual) Website!

One of the issues though is that it didn't come with a manual... The seller doesn't have it... And the manual tells me how I should 'tune' the lower bridle on the kite (crucial for optimal FLYING experience, according to the website)

Does anyone still have one of these kites, or can remember how they used to use them, who could give me some pointers on tuning the bridle. Best would be if someone has a manual and they could post some pics of the relevant pages.

 

This would be a real help to me as I try to get the most out of my new kite.

Thanks all!!

Seth

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, seth said:

Hi all. New here to the forum but I have a growing interest in kiting, and recently came across an issue I could use some help with. This place seems like a real hive of helpful info, so here goes...

I found on eBay last week a winddance 2, made by Seattle airgear. It was a bit of an impulse buy, but I was sucked in by the incredible claims on their (rather unusual) Website!

One of the issues though is that it didn't come with a manual... The seller doesn't have it... And the manual tells me how I should 'tune' the lower bridle on the kite (crucial for optimal FLYING experience, according to the website)

Does anyone still have one of these kites, or can remember how they used to use them, who could give me some pointers on tuning the bridle. Best would be if someone has a manual and they could post some pics of the relevant pages.

 

This would be a real help to me as I try to get the most out of my new kite.

Thanks all!!

Seth

 

 

 

Hi Seth;

I had a WindDance (or two) back in the day and I remember that they were well built and flew nicely. Mine were yellow ;)

There is at least one copy of the manual floating around on the internet that I am aware of and, as you may be aware, it appears that the kite has been out of production for well nigh a couple of decades. In the circumstances, as you state you are an actual owner, I would not hesitate to provide you with a link to the site or send you a copy from it. In the form I have it the order of the pages are somewhat jumbled  but readable and no doubt will be useful. Over 35 pages!

I will PM you accordingly.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you! Much appreciated

I did actually get the kite up and flying yesterday. It was certainly quick (especially given the light winds) but it kept totally collapsing very suddenly, something I have not experienced before when flying other two line foils.

Hopefully a tweak to the bridles will rectify that.

The air gear website does have a link to a manual, but i found that the link was broken (or the file is corrupted, I'm not sure).

Thanks for the help

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...