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.
How to use this website
Links don't go where they're supposed to go. Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, due to a long-standing surfing flaw, might display the wrong content when you CLICK ON links and make you think this website is defective. It isn't. The IE browser is. How to cope with that browser-software defect.
Actually READ this website. It's as simple as 1-2-3:
Begin by reading the very top of our homepage: Our logo (what we sell, who we are). The yellow banner (summary and essence of our WindDance airgear and other contributions to the sport).
Then, read the two gray navigation bars (key pages to visit) located beneath the two photos on our homepage.
From those two navigation bars, surf and read into our homepage -- and into other pages on our site -- by applying the tips below, including how to SEARCH within any webpage (CLICK 'n' SCROLL to read those tips).
Examples -- based on what visitors to our website have asked us many times:
"What do you sell?" "What are the prices?" Find out like this: Go to the homepage navigation bars, CLICK ON Catalog / Store or Product Information, under ITEMS SCROLL DOWN and CLICK ON the blue-underlined name of the item, then read the information about the item including its price.
"What comes with a WindDance?" "What else do I need?" Find out like this: Go to the homepage navigation bars, CLICK ON Catalog / Store or Product Information, under ITEMS SCROLL DOWN and CLICK ON What's included with a WindDance and Additional gear needed, then read the information.
"How big is a WindDance 3?" Find out like this: Go to the homepage navigation bars, CLICK ON Product Information, under INFORMATION SCROLL DOWN and CLICK ON Specifications, then read the information.
"How hard does a WindDance pull?" "Will it lift me?" Find out like this: Go to the homepage navigation bars, CLICK ON Product Information, under INFORMATION SCROLL DOWN and CLICK ON How hard does a WindDance pull? and Thrill and danger of getting lifted and Performance curves and all the other links about pull/power/traction/exercise, then read the information.
"Can WindDances be stacked?" "Can a WindDance be flown as a quad?" "Can I sea kayak with a WindDance?" Find out like this: Go to the homepage navigation bars, CLICK ON Product Information, and under INFORMATION SCROLL DOWN and CLICK ON the links about stacking and quading and sea kayaking, then read the information.
And so on.
It's that simple to reach, and then read, the exact info you need.
A website provides information primarily through words. How much could you learn by looking at wiz-bang graphics only? Next to nothing. How much can you learn by reading good content? Tons.
When you read, your brain converts words into motion pictures with sound, into physical and emotional feeling, into clear understanding. This is the wonder and power of reading, of literacy.
For example, read to learn the basic concept, basic skill, and pure fun that aren't taught by organized kiting or enabled by the dual-line kites or control handles/bars they sell: "FLY" a dual-line kite with simple, natural, active pull-on-a-kite-line skill to achieve and enjoy hot speed-and-turning, lively pull, and high-quality exercise. Also, read to learn how to do it solo or side-by-side with family and friends -- sedately or intensely at a pace you choose as when using a bicycle or athletic shoes. See and feel all this fun as you read our website content.
When movies and television came out in the early and middle 20th century, it was not unusual for children to remark, "I prefer reading because the pictures are better." What a tribute to the wonder and power of reading! We encourage that wonder and power and deep enjoyment it leads to. This is the spirit of our website.
To see what's below your screen. SCROLL DOWN. See the scroll bar at the right edge of your browser's window? At the lower end, CLICK ON the downward-pointing arrowhead. Above that arrowhead, see the rectangular or square button on the scroll bar? CLICK ON the space between that button and the bottom arrowhead. Then, to see what's above your screen, SCROLL UP.
To get back to where you were. CLICK ON your browser's "Back" button. Try it. To come back here, CLICK ON the "Forward" button.
To open and view a webpage, or to jump to content deep down in a webpage. CLICK ON its blue-underlined link, just like you did to reach this page. To return to our "homepage," CLICK ON the "Homepage" link in the menu bar at the top of every page.
To search within a webpage. Use your browser's "Find" or "Search" function. It's so very easy with Firefox.
To view & download our brochures, fliers, user's manual, product update, video clips: SCROLL DOWN to the tips below.
This website seems out of date. It's because you have old copies of our webpages stored on your hard drive. Delete them. Set your browser to read a website "once per session" or "every time." To view the freshest version of our website (we might be updating some of our webpages while you are surfing our site), CLICK ON your browser's "Reload" or "Refresh" button. Or, it's because you mistook a page's last-revised date for the website's date -- the website date is displayed on the left side of our homepage.
Adjust your monitor and browser to best view most websites. CLICK HERE.
To view our brochures, fliers, user's manual, and updates (PDF files). If Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on your computer, merely CLICK ON the link and the brochure or manual displays. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, download and install the latest version. It's free. Available for all operating systems.
To view our video clips. We have videos for WindowsMedia and QuickTime players. Just CLICK ON the links.
Does your Microsoft IE browser show a puny little video in the lower-left corner? Adjust your browser settings, and your media-player settings, so that the media player pops up big and plays in the center of your screen.
Is your connection slow, or did the internet have a traffic jamb? In the progress bar wait for "download" to get ahead before starting "play," and if "play" catches up with "download" then click "pause" for a while. Instantly replay by sliding the "play" button back.
To download a webpage. Up there on your browser menu bar, click on "File." A menu will pop down. "Save" or "SaveAs" the HTM file to your "desktop" or into the "drive:\directory\subdirectory" of your choice, perhaps into the "c:\download\WindDance" directory you created earlier. Your saving action begins the download of the webpage you are viewing.
To download an image (JPG, GIF) or QuickTime movie (MOV). Click on the image or movie with right mouse button. A menu will pop down. With left mouse button, click on "Save ... As." Save the file to the location of your choice: see above. Your saving action begins the download.
To download a brochure or manual (PDF) or a WindowsMedia video (WMV). Click on the link with right mouse button. A menu will pop down. With left mouse button click, on "Save ... As." Save the file to the location of your choice: see above. Your saving action begins the download.
Here at Seattle AirGear we have fascination for flight, a background in aeronautical engineering, and a history of doing-the-impossible innovation. We fly purely for fun, as you can see from these user-manual excerpts CLICK HERE (be sure to read the bottom one), and as you can plainly see from this side-by-side WindDancing scene CLICK HERE. Our spirit is to share fun with others, and to help others experience pure fun. These attributes are "positive."
We've made several worthy contributions to the sport. We derived the fundamental stunt-kite performance equations. We created sensible performance-&-handling standards for dual-line kites that are equivalent to the gear standards in other sports. We simplified stunt-kiting theory and skill into one very easy principle: "Pull = speed = FLYING" so "Just PULL it!" using a natural way of holding and moving your arms. We analyzed and wrote up kite-flying and control-handle safety. We developed safe control handles that maximize feel and control. We advise hobbyists and manufacturers how to engineer and build dual-line stunt kites of all types (including delta kites and parafoil kites) for easy high-performance "active" FLYING -- "REAL kite flying" -- a type of flying that appeals to the general public because it's so similar to the performance, feel, and exercise of normal sport & recreation. All these good things are for everyone's free use, including for anyone to profit from. These many contributions, that could do wonders for our sport, are "positive."
Rejecting and suppressing all the above fun, safety, and education and acting to prevent it from reaching kite flyers and the general public -- like what organized kiting and its "kite culture" are doing -- is "negative."
Their shortchanging flyers, damaging the sport, and thwarting safety is "negative."
Our warning flyers and the public about it is "positive."
Our asking organized kiting to teach real "FLYING" and its natural pull-on-a-kite-line active skill, and to educate about safety, is "positive."
Our asking organized kiting to offer both choices to consumers -- "kite-culture flying" and "REAL kite flying" -- is "positive."
Our comparing the two choices -- "kite-culture flying" vs. "REAL kite flying" -- so that consumers can choose wisely is a widespread and accepted selling practice that is fair and "positive."
Our teaching how to cope with the decade-old "named-anchor" design flaw in Microsoft browsers, so that surfers can reach deeply-linked content in any website that has long pages, is "positive."
WindDance dual-line parafoil stunt kites/sport kites are developed, sold, and backed by Seattle AirGear.
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