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just got mine and I think I have the SAFE system figured out. You'll need the pulley to get more depower to activate the SAFE system. I pumped up the 8 and it looks solid. Looks like rain is comming so I deflated it. Funny thing, no user manuals, just instructions on the safe and jumpstart. Will give more info later. Need Sleep
Dewey, just got mine last week. The safe system was a pain to hook with those bad instructions. Anyways I got it figured out but when I flew my 10 on land the safe system was not working. Let me know how yours is.
Does this illustration help?
Or is that what you already have?
Yeah I have it (black and white photo copy) I just think it's kind of funny that you have to download the manual. Clearing out the living room now to attach the bridles. By the way, when they say factory direct they mean it. Kites were shipped on the 22nd from Hong Kong!!!
Dewey, did your safe system static bridle lines and the things you attach those to on the leading edge come in the package with the jumpstart instructions? That is where mine were and the safe system bridle (red) came by itslef with the safe system instructions. Let me know if this is how yours were. It doesn't make sense since you don't need the staic bridle lines for the jumpstart system.
I also ordered a quiver of Windwings (Rage II). I'm reading in your posts that it appears I'll be lucky enough to benefit from your assembly experience.
I'm curious, how many weeks did yours take to arrive? I shouldn't be in a hurry as there's no wind and work is going full out but I still want to play with them.
Sorry for the inconveniences, guys. Downloading the manual was the fastest way to make it available. Factory Direct is right -- the kites come from Hong Kong, so we have to set up a printing arrangement over there to ship the manuals with the kites, which we ARE doing, kites will come with printed glossy manuals very soon if not already. This stuff takes time to set up and is doubly hard in foreign countries, etc. You can imagine I'm sure.
As for the SAFE bridle problems, I'll respond to other posts below.
Yes, something is definately wrong. It's either installed incorrectly or somehow you got the wrong bridle (I'm guessing here). Unfortunately all our tech guys are in Baja right now on a photoshoot/product test (yeah right) and won't be back until next week. Please call Windwing in Hood River next week and get John Bellacera or Boarding Bob on the phone and work this out. The last thing we want is for you to have a bad experience because something is not right. Please take advantage of this resource, these guys are nice and very helpful.
You can email them directly by going to the "about us" section of windwing.com and clicking on their direct email links, or call the loft here at 541-386-3905.
I am confident that we can get this working right, we are getting rave reviews from kiters all over the globe since we launched the SAFE system.
Hope this helps,
Thanks wilzone. I also left a message for Mike Pauly. Is he out as well?? Will call your tech guys next week.
jowall - got mine in less than 2 weeks. That was with the upgraded shipping. Could take up to six weeks from hong kong standard.