Hotter speed and turning than competition kites. Higher-quality exercise and livelier pull than power kites.
WindDances are "airgear," a new concept. They fly better and feel more exciting than typical stunt kites.
Our other advancements: Ergo T-handles that boost feel, control, exercise. Natural active FLY-a-kite skill.
Selling tips for dealers
Distance WindDances from "parafoils" and "power kites"
Kite-culture-stereotype "parafoils" and "power kites" perform terribly compared to WindDances. Point out the many huge differences between WindDances and "parafoils" and "power kites."
Show how they perform better than "delta kites," too.
Immediately allay the irrational bridle fears
Take a WindDance out of its bag and show them how tangling is not a problem (see below) -- takes 30 seconds.
Tangle it! And then quickly untangle it before their eyes (see instructions in user's manual)!
While it's out, show them the simplicity of the bridle -- and explain what the two simple adjusters are for (they're not to adjust the bridle for different winds).
Reveal how strong the bridle lines are (58-lb and 32-lb test)
Mention the awesome bridle support by Seattle AirGear: free replacement materials & parts, with instructions, for the life of the kite for accidental bridle damage.
Pressed for time?
Print out this page, turn on the WindDance video, and proceed down the list of selling points with the customer!
Point out the strong appeal of "WindDancing!"
"WindDancing" is easy, fun-recreational, high-performance, sport-kite FLYING!
With hotter speed & turning than trick & competition flying, and lots easier too! And more speed-&-turning thrill, more-exciting pull, and better exercise than power flying!
Hot FLYING performance that can be tamed when necessary for novices, strong winds, and leisurely flying! How? By adding airbrakes -- a pair of long and colorful tails!
Only basic and natural pull-on-your-kite-line skills are needed -- even for ultra-hot turning!
Virtually indestructible during high-impact crashes, and during midair collisions with your partner's WindDance!
More performance and fun -- from less hassle and skill!
Point out how WindDances FLY better in three fundamental ways
They respond to pull-on-your-kite-line skills with exhilarating speed & turning & power! Pull on BOTH lines to make it go! Pull on ONE line to make it turn & spin fast, tightly, and powerfully! Yanking one control handle back six feet, a gross error with most kites, is hot turning technique for a WindDance!
They respond to the wind with exhilarating speed & power! From the edge to the power-zone, speed rises 400% and pull rises 1600%! When the wind speed doubles, a WindDance's speed doubles and its pull quadruples! Incredibly exciting!
The pull RISES when you turn! This provides superior control, faster learning, and better exercise! With other dual-line kites - - trick, competition, and power kites -- the pull drops when you turn.
Point out how easy they are to fly
Only basic pull-on-your-kite-line skills are needed, even for ultra-hot turning! Pull on both lines to keep it airborne, and to make it GO! Pull on one line to make it TURN & SPIN on a wingtip! To pull, merely swing your arm(s) from front to back like when walking fast while stepping back a little as needed to sustain or strengthen the pull! Want a faster turn or spin? Pull harder on that one line! Want a longer spin? Pull farther on that one line!
Show (see below) how ground-avoidance skills are not necessary.
What could be simpler! Even children catch on fast!
Show how easy they are to set up, launch, land, and take down
Remove a WindDance from its bag, unroll, and hold by the trailing-edge. The bridle lines look like a tangled mess! But they aren't! Point out how the two bridle ends (the ends of the connector loops) are attached to the two trailing-edge mooring loops and how the bridle can't possibly tangle!
Describe how simple setup is: 1) Disconnect the connector loops from the trailing-edge while the kite is hanging leading-edge down and attach them to the flying lines. 2) Place wing on its back on the ground, leading-edge up and trailing-edge down AND leading-edge downwind of the trailing-edge, so that the WindDance will stay there and not launch by itself. If necessary, place some sand on the trailing-edge.
While holding the WindDance by the ends of its two connector loops, perform a launch for customers! And then crash it hard into the floor or sidewalk or parking lot! It can be very loud! If you're a good salesperson you'll do a bounce-'n'-fly! We did this while setting up our booth for the 1998 KTAI trade show, and one exhibitor of delta kites asked us not to do it during the show!
Explain how crashing and landing are the same thing.
Demonstrate how easy takedown is: While holding the WindDance by its trailing-edge as during setup, detach each connector loop from flying lines and attach to its mooring loop. Fold in half wing-underside in, hold wingtips together at shoulder level as the kite hangs, and stuff all bridle lines inside the folded-wing "sandwich." Fold kite in half again, wingtips almost down to center fold, roll up the kite starting from the top, and insert into kite bag. Explain how takedown is even easier when it's windy because the wind holds the kite against your body!
With practice, setup takes 30 seconds and takedown a minute!
Show how bridle tangling is not a problem
While holding the kite upside-down by the two connector loops, drop one connector loop so that it gets lost and tangled in the bridle. Demonstrate how easy it is to untangle: From the free end of the linkline, follow the linkline to the "lost" connector loop and easily untwist and untangle until the lost connector loop is free.
Explain how performance-tuning is a lot simpler than with other kites
With most kites, you adjust the bridle setting for different winds because the kites progressively deform into different shapes as wind and pull rise, into different kite-designs of lower-&-lower aerodynamic efficiency. As wind and pull rise and fall, each different kite shape requires a different bridle setting. Often it is difficult, and impossible, to keep up with the required bridle-setting changes.
With a WindDance, one optimum setting provides hottest speed & turning for all wind speeds. Why? Unlike other kites, a WindDance is "rigid" like an airplane wing and barely distorts at all as wind and pull rise. When you have your WindDance properly tuned -- tuning instructions are clearly described in the user's manual -- you don't have to adjust the bridle for different wind strengths.
(You may have to increase the setting a little to prevent collapse while flying at the edge in the type of turbulent wind where the wind direction is rapidly shifting, and you may have to reduce the bridle setting in strong winds to lower the pull to sane levels.)
With a WindDance, once peak-tuned, you mainly adjust the bridle to compensate for the natural tiny changes in the wing and bridle shapes as the kite breaks in and undergoes wear & tear. During break-in, the bridle-setting required for highest speed & fastest turning decreases by a few millimeters. Then as your WindDance undergoes further use and wear & tear, the bridle setting required for best performance decreases by 0.5-1.0 mm every now and then. At Seattle AirGear we are flying well-used one-and-a-half year-old WindDances at settings 1.2 cm below the new-kite First-flight settings.
When do you adjust the bridle-setting downward to maintain peak flying speed? When you sense that your WindDance should be flying faster. During the re-tuning process, the best way is to adjust the setting downward in 1.0 mm steps to the top-speed setting, then slightly past it just to make sure (like when tuning in a radio station), then back up to the best setting.
When you have the bridle set at the peak-performance setting, in light winds WindDance flies high and far to the side. And when near the power zone, it takes off like a bullet whenever gusts hit!
Describe how versatile they are
With deltas, you need different specialized models to cover a wide light-wind to strong-wind range.
With WindDances, each WindDance model is a wonderful light-wind kite AND a wonderful strong-wind kite!
For example: An ultra-light delta and a WindDance 1, 2, and 3 are flying well in 4 mph wind. Suppose the wind suddenly gusts to 20 mph. The delta self-destructs in midair and the fun stops. The WindDances become high-speed tight-turning power kites flying 5-times faster and pulling 25-times harder than at 4 mph, the WindDance 3 pulling twice as hard as the WindDance 1! No other kites are this versatile!
Explain a few reasons WHY WindDances fly so well compared to other kites
Unlike other kites, WindDances are intended to FLY superbly
Other dual-line kites are intended to fly the way they do. In trick & competition flying, 1) exciting speed-&-turning response to pull-on-your-kite-line skill, 2) exciting response to the wind and hot edge to power-zone acceleration, and 3) natural-feeling steering-&-turning are not wanted because they're detrimental to the types of performance required for trick & competitive flying. In typical power flying, the only thing that matters is rather steady strong pull.
WindDances are aeronautically & structurally engineered for a completely different type of flying: easy, fun-recreational, high-performance, sport-kite FLYING! In this kind of dual-line kiting -- which produces the sport's highest levels of speed-&-turning performance -- the three basic FLYING qualities above are valued because they make it really easy and give you loads of pure fun & good exercise!
Unlike other kites, WindDances deform & lose performance only negligibly while under the forces of flight
As a kite FLIES, aerodynamic-lift generated by airspeed pulls on the kite almost directly away from you while you pull on the kite through the bridle lines. Those aerodynamic-forces and bridle-forces pull on the kite from opposite directions and in different places -- which causes the kite to change shape as airspeed & pull rise.
To vividly demonstrate this effect, have a customer hold a 'rigid' kite such as a graphite-sparred dual-line delta upside-down by its two bridle ends, and you the salesperson place ten 5-lb bags of sugar evenly on the sail, keeping the kite hanging level, to roughly simulate the effect of 50-lb of aerodynamic lift and 50-lb of pull. What happens? The frame and sail severely distort. It happens while FLYING, too.
That distortion causes performance loss. It causes aerodynamic efficiency and handling qualities to suffer. The less a kite distorts as wind, airspeed, and pull rise -- and the less a kite distorts as it turns -- the faster it flies and the nicer it handles.
Unlike other kites, the WindDance Wing's light-wind "edge" shape (at low speed and pull) is the same as its strong-wind "power zone" shape (at high speed and pull). Unlike other kites, the WindDance Wing's sharply-turning wing shape (pull in one line only) is nearly the same as the straight-flight wing shape (equal pull in both lines).
While FLYING, 100%-soft WindDance parafoils are FAR more rigid than deltas with the finest graphite spars! (Deltas are more rigid while not flying.) This does wonderful things! A WindDance's aerodynamic efficiency (in the form of superb acceleration & speed) remains high, and handling qualities barely change, as they fly from the edge to the power zone and as they encounter stronger wind. This rigidity is also why one single bridle setting (two simple adjusters) provides high performance over a broad wind range, why they fly so well in unsteady winds, and why each WindDance model is a light-wind kite and a strong-wind power kite.
WindDances retain their precisely-engineered shape -- and their hot speed-&-turning performance and fine handling qualities -- more like rigid aircraft than like typical kites.
Unlike other kites, WindDances are engineered to respond with hot speed & turning performance to power input
Increasingly since around 1990, delta kites, trick kites especially, have been designed to respond well to the loss of power achieved by slackening both kite lines in order to perform un-flying and non-flying aerial and ground tricks.
Increasingly since around 1990, delta kites have been designed to require punch-turning skill to turn them. Instead of pulling on your right line to turn right, you suddenly push on your left line to turn right. Pulling on a line is a power input to the kite, the traditional way to turn a kite, which makes it fly faster. Pushing on a line is a loss of power to the kite, which makes it fly slower. During punch-turns, you can see the kite slow down and often nearly stop as one side of the kite flies backwards.
Are bicycles, windsurfing gear, and other sports equipment designed & engineered to respond predominately to loss of propulsion and turning power? No way.
When you look at all of sport & recreation, only trick-&-competition-style sport kites are designed to respond to loss of propulsion and turning power from the user -- and only during the past decade.
At Seattle AirGear, we specifically aeronautically-engineered WindDances to respond well to power input from the flyer. Why? Simply to achieve the usual things that consumers look for in sporting equipment and recreational gear: More performance! More exercise! More fun!
Dispel the stereotypes
Don't let your sales staff -- or any customers -- even think of WindDances as stereotype "parafoils," "power kites," or "traction kites."
See them as what they are:
- Superior-FLYING-performance alternatives to "delta sport kites!"
- More exciting and better for working out than "power kites!"
- Efficient engines for high-speed beam-reach kite sailing!
SUMMARY of what WindDances offer
WindDances offer more speed & turning fun and excitement -- from the wind and the sport's simplest & easiest skills -- and superior exercise, too!
No other kites come close!
HOW Seattle AirGear did it
Skillful and passionate aeronautical engineering. The owner of Seattle AirGear graduated first in his class, B.S.E. in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering.
Continuous WindDance development and refinement from 1991 through 1996.
The fact that WindDances are a huge jump in the sport-kite state-of-the-art is not a fluke: in a consulting engineering job, we nearly doubled the strength of high-end graphite-composite flyrods for a company. For more about our credentials, and accomplishments within and outside of kiting, visit our web site.
And by default. Around 1990, sport-kiting began changing direction. The focus today is on cut-power-to-your-kite skills, and on how sport-kites perform in particular ways when the flying lines are slack and when the kite is on the ground. Instead of going with that new flow, Seattle AirGear improved upon the old way of flying: apply power, by pulling on your lines, to make it FLY with good speed & turning.
WHY Seattle AirGear did it
Why did we choose not to follow sport-kiting's new flow? Because for many in the sport -- and for millions in the general public -- FLYING a kite is the whole point of kite flying! And because more performance from less skill -- the old way -- makes more sense and is more fun for most people!
Currently, the sport & trade are giving organized kiting what it wants. Also giving the public what it wants would foster growth of the sport and prosperity for the trade.
Point out the outstanding WindDance quality & Seattle AirGear's outstanding service
To us here at Seattle AirGear, quality and service are everything. We've been developing products, selling our products, backing our products, and servicing customers and end users since 1976.
We formed Seattle AirGear in 1994. With WindDances, which we have manufactured abroad to our standards, we engineered manufacturing accuracy and consistency into the product itself as well as into the manufacturing processes. WindDances arrive in bulk. Before shipping to customers, we personally check the fabric, stitching, and bridle for manufacturing & material defects on each and every kite. We initiate the break-in process by crashing each kite hard into the ceiling. We break-in the bridle in the bridle-setting area. We adjust every bridle to the First-flight setting. Lots of painstaking work.
Since we received our first WindDance shipment in April 1997, we've had to replace only three kites that had manufacturing defects -- kites from the first production batches. Immediately the factory took measures to greatly reduce the probability of such defects from ever occurring again, and we made our quality inspections here in Seattle much more rigorous.
What happens when WindDance owners break bridle lines? We send them free replacement bridle lines, and dyneema parts, with instruction sheets. We've sent free replacement lines for about a dozen kites so far. If WindDance owners wish, we can do the work for a small fee.
Fabric repairs? We have Goodwind's Kites / Gasworks Park Kite Shop here in Seattle do repairs for us using our WindDance fabric. Their work is reasonably-priced and EXCELLENT! We charge WindDance owners the Goodwind's billing amount plus return shipping. A typical repair bill is $20.
So far, WindDances have proven to be well-made and virtually indestructible. And when something is wrong or breaks, we take care of it fast.
Have customers peer into the cell openings and look at all the reinforcement strips radiating from the bridle-attachment points. Have customers examine the accuracy of the sewing.
Do what we do: have customers inspect WindDances that have been violently crashed hundreds of times! After rinsing clean, they still look like new and FLY as advertised!
Do WindDances compete with other kites?
No. WindDances have very different performance-&-handling and exercise qualities.
For trick and competition flying, exciting speed-&-turning response to pull-on-your-kite-line skills, exciting speed response to increases in wind speed and as you fly from the edge to the power zone, and increasing-resistance steering-&-turning (pull RISES when you turn) are detrimental to the types of performance required. That's why hot FLYING performance, and a natural steering-&-turning feel, are kept out of trick and competition kites. Since you frequently go for zero pull to punch-turn and do tricks, and since the pull drops when you turn, the exercise quality is low.
For power flying, the only thing that matters is strong and steady pull. The exercise is from hanging on, your body functioning as an anchor post, and having your arms stretched. Not good exercise.
Where other kites excel: Trick kites excel at un-flying & non-flying tricks. Competition kites excel at winning competitions where hot FLYING performance is a liability. Power kites excel at generating strong-&-steady pull.
Where WindDances excel: WindDances excel at FLYING -- what sport-kiting began departing from a decade ago -- and at having high-speed fast-&-tight-turning fun. WindDances also excel at providing full-body exercise (explained in the PHOTO and TECH fliers).
The differences between WindDances and other kites are very distinct.
WindDances compete with other kites ONLY when other kites are represented as what they are not.
Target market: current & potential fun-recreational flyers
To many current flyers -- and to millions of potential sport-kite flyers in the general public -- FLYING a kite, and keeping it flying with nice speed & turning, is the whole point of kite flying. Most people want to fly for fun, for recreation. And they prefer high performance from easy skill, a kite that responds well to natural skill, a kite with steering-&-turning that feels like the other vehicles and gear and activities in their lives, a kite that provides healthy exercise, and they prefer a versatile and indestructible kite.
As Hollywood and Madison Avenue well know, the public really likes speed & turning thrill -- especially when they can feel the speed & turning.
WindDances satisfy these mainstream preferences far better than all other dual-line kites.
Secondary market: trick, competition, and power flyers
Just as fun-recreational FLYERS do un-flying & non-flying tricks every now and then -- we sure do with our WindDances -- trick and competitive flyers, and power flyers also, might like to experience the incredible thrill of high-performance FLYING once in a while!
Hot FLYING such as the "WindDance 1 at play in 10 mph" scenes in the video! Inform customers about this: In 15 mph wind, the WindDance speeds are 50% higher and the pull 125% stronger! In 20 mph wind, speeds are twice as fast and pull four-times stronger! The WindDance 2 is 5% faster with 50% more pull! The WindDance 3 is 10% faster with twice the pull!
WHO to sell WindDances to
If a customer wants to do tricks or compete, sell a trick or competition delta. But if they want to FLY a sport kite and have loads of speed-&-turning fun, sell a WindDance.
If they want to play tug-of-war with the wind, use their straining body as an anchor post, bulldoze the Earth with their heels, get dragged and lifted, stretch their arms, receive strenuous isometric exercise -- and if they like rather boring steady pull, average speed & turning, and powerless turning (pull DROPS when you turn) -- sell a power kite. But if they want good full-body exercise, swinging their arms and stepping around to accelerate and turn, together with thrilling speed-&-turning performance and lively pull, and powerful turning (pull RISES when you turn) -- and in brisk wind, exciting pulses of intense pull whenever they hit the power-zone or turn or encounter a gust -- sell a WindDance. With a WindDance, they'll get more far more thrill and much better exercise!
If a customer wants a kite that's easy to learn on & fly, forgiving to pull-too-hard and pull-too-far beginner mistakes, and ultra-resistant to damage during high-impact crashes and midair collisions with other soft kites, sell a WindDance.
If they want a hot-FLYING kite capable of speed & turning performance that's vastly more spectacular than anything ever seen in serious or competitive flying -- hot performance that can be tamed when necessary -- sell a WindDance.
If they want state-of-the-art FLYING performance in several categories -- edge to power-zone acceleration, speed response to the wind, speed-&-turning response to pull-on-your-kite-line skills, straight-line speed, turning speed, turning power, tracking, aerobatic agility, high-performance wind range within which the bridle does not have to be adjusted, ability to FLY with hot performance in fluctuating winds, and a natural increasing-resistance steering & turning feel that aids learning and control and provides superior exercise -- sell a WindDance.
- Point out how "design" -- highly visible in the form of high-tech materials, fittings, and style -- creates appearance.
- Point out how "engineering" -- largely invisible -- creates performance.
- Ask what they want: State-of-the-art appearance? Or state-of-the-art performance!
If they want a sport kite that flies well in light wind, but loses shape and performance and self-destructs in stronger winds, sell an ultra-light-wind delta. If they want a sport kite that flies well in 5/4/3 mph wind, and becomes an exciting fast & tight-turning power kite in strong winds, sell a WindDance 1/2/3.
If they want a sport kite that has a wide high-performance wind range so they don't have to buy different specialized kites to be able to fly with good performance in different winds, sell a WindDance.
If they want a kite that does not require a bridle-setting change when the wind changes, sell a WindDance. The peak-performance setting for 3 mph wind is also the best setting for 20 mph wind!
For couples, friends, and family members who want to fly side-by-side together -- without having to worry about wrecking their kites during accidental midair collisions -- sell WindDances two or more at a time.
If they want a kite that's versatile -- good in light and strong and fluctuating winds, easy for beginners and challenging for experts, for hot-performance and slow-&-leisurely flying, for solo and side-by-side flying, for flying at home and when traveling -- sell a WindDance.
If they want a kite that's the least hassle to transport, set up, take down, and maintain (no spars to break and splinter into a zillion sharp needles during bad landings and unexpected gusts), sell a WindDance.
If they want a kite that's safer than a kite with spars, sell a WindDance.
DON'T sell this way
Don't sell "trick kites" or "competition kites" to those who want to FLY with hot speed & turning performance.
Don't sell "delta kites" to those who want state-of-the-art FLYING performance.
Don't sell "power kites" to those who want good exercise.
Instead, make your customers really happy by selling them the best kites for those purposes: WindDances!
One day on Seattle's Kite Hill, a novice who had just purchased a trick kite came over and asked about WindDances. We explained how WindDances are optimized for high-performance kite-FLYING, how only easy-to-learn basic skills are needed to achieve hot FLYING performance, and how trick-flying, which consists of un-flying and doing difficult things when it's not FLYING such as flipping it in the air and flipping it on the ground, is the opposite of kite-FLYING -- the opposite of WindDancing. We demonstrated the pure fun of high-performance kite-FLYING -- the speed & pull, the quick & tight & fast & powerful turning, the dazzling aerobatics, the kite's ripping-through-the-air shrieking sound when you pull-turn hard. His disappointment of just having purchased the wrong kind of kite was very clear.
Many retailers do not fully or accurately present WindDances. Although WindDances are superior to delta sport kites and power kites in several FLYING-performance ways, many retailers downplay or hide those attractive FLYING-performance qualities and sell WindDances only as travel kites, or as stereotypical parafoils & power kites, or as crashable kites, or as midair-collision kites. Some retailers present sport kites with lesser FLYING performance as having higher FLYING performance than do WindDances.
Don't do that. Accurately present WindDances -- and other kites -- as what they are.
Two reasons why some flyers have difficulty. Teach the easy cures!
Reason one. Many experienced delta-kite flyers, when flying WindDances, use slacken-your-kite-line skill when pull-on-your-kite-line skill is needed -- which causes a WindDance to collapse. Or they pull only weakly & briefly -- which causes poor acceleration and poor turning -- rather than applying vigorous sustained pull to achieve hot FLYING performance. Or they just stand there and do nothing -- and let it collapse -- when only a few ounces of pull are needed to keep it flying at the side edge. Or they punch-&-jerk on the lines rather than smoothly pulling on them. Or they fly by sight rather than by sight and by feel.
We've even seen retailers and competitors fly WindDances that way!!! It isn't their fault. For a decade so far the sport & trade have taught sport-kite flyers to fly the new punch-&-jerk cut-power-to-your-kite way -- which handicaps their ability to FLY a sport kite well.
Newbies, however, do not have those problems. We have seen children quickly learn to fly WindDances well! Why? Beginners have not been indoctrinated into the new way of sport-kiting and had their innate FLYING skills purged and replaced with punch-&-jerk slacken-your-kite-line skills needed to achieve un-flying & non-flying sport-kite performance. For novices, the necessary pull-on-your-kite-line FLYING skills come naturally.
The handicap is not permanent. Focusing on FLYING cures it:
- Internalize sport-kite FLYING theory. Think: pull = speed = FLYING.
- FEEL for pull and speed and FLYING.
- MAINTAIN a little pull to keep it FLYING.
- GO for pull to get highest speed, fastest turning, and the most exercise.
- Generate pull by swinging your arms back as you step back.
Teach these simple -- and traditional -- kite-FLYING basics to customers and to staff members who need it. Sum it up like this: "Pull to make it FLY!" That's the "Five-word WindDance instruction manual!" They'll thank you for it!
Reason two. Failure to precision-tune the bridle for top speed & fastest turning.
There are two simple bridle adjusters. To adjust, you merely slide a simple jamb knot with your thumbnail, pull on the adjuster line, and measure the result with the plastic Precision-Tuning Ruler. Really simple & easy.
Tuning-in maximum speed-&-turning performance on a WindDance is like tuning-in a station on a radio with a tuning knob: tune until it comes in loud and clear. That peak-performance setting is good for all winds.
Why haven't all WindDance users precision-tuned? Because it's different. Because they didn't believe adjusting the bridle affects performance much. Because they didn't realize a dual-line parafoil could FLY so well -- in part because many kite retailers don't even mention the key WindDance selling point: the incredible speed & turning and wind-range qualities that WindDances have, FLYING performance qualities you easily maximize to exciting high levels by the simple process of precision-tuning.
The cure? Tell customers about the hot FLYING performance and the benefits of precision-tuning! Point out the new plastic Tuning Ruler attached to the kite-bag drawstring! Encourage them to read about precision-tuning -- and FLYING skills -- in the new user's manual! Point out how well precision-tuning works: in the video, precision-tuned WindDances perform better than advertised, the WindDance 2 & 3 flying well in winds below their light-wind limits of 4 & 3 mph, the WindDance 1, 2, & 3 flying faster than 4-times wind speed!
WindDances are about having speed & turning fun, and receiving healthy full-body exercise in the process. They are not stereotypical parafoils or power kites. Bigger does not mean better.
The smaller the flyer and the stronger the wind, the smaller the WindDance. For us here at Seattle AirGear, we seldom fly the WindDance 3. I mostly fly the WindDance 2 and Sue the WindDance 1. In winds above 10 mph we both prefer the WindDance 1. The video clearly shows why!
To help customers choose the WindDance model that's best for them, see the PHOTO & TECH fliers.
Use the WindDance video as a teaching tool
In addition to showcasing WindDances, the video is instructional for customers -- and for your staff.
It teaches and illustrates the basics about WindDances and sport-kite FLYING:
Sport-kite FLYING theory -- pull = speed = FLYING -- and its basic pull-on-your-kite-line skills.
Why knowledge and use of these skills declined in a huge way this decade. And how to overcome that obstacle merely by quickly learning and internalizing the few simple FLYING basics.
How to use the sport's simplest & easiest skills to achieve the sport's highest levels of speed & turning performance.
How to achieve a good WindDancing Workout.
How WindDances FLY better than other dual-line kites in the three fundamental ways.
How WindDancing offers major advantages over trick, competition, and power flying for those who want hot speed & turning performance and good exercise from the easiest of skills.
What is the single best way to sell WindDances?
Nearby, have two flyers WindDancing side-by-side!
Call us! We, Dan & Sue the owners, are here to serve you!
WindDance dual-line parafoil stunt kites/sport kites are developed, sold, and backed by Seattle AirGear.
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This page last revised Apr-23-1999