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WTH is going on with the Wainman Maniac?

Postby GTC » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:02 pm

Hi all,
I love Wainman Rabbits and I need to replace my 9m Smoke...
Those kites are expensive but when I took a look at the WH online store I realized that the Maniac kite has a great discount.

Maniac 8 w/ bar: 609€
Smoke 9 w/ bar: 1540€

Is the Maniac not much appreciated between freestylers?

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Re: WTH is going on with the Wainman Maniac?

Postby dwarf » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:31 pm

Wainman.... are they still alive? Started up promising to dissapear from tge beaches a few years later.

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Re: WTH is going on with the Wainman Maniac?

Postby salvino » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:14 am

I had a few. They were ok. Good for drifting, waves. But black got too hot and valves failed

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Re: WTH is going on with the Wainman Maniac?

Postby windmaker » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:20 am

dwarf wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:31 pm
Wainman.... are they still alive? Started up promising to dissapear from tge beaches a few years later.
I also thought they were gone. Haven't seen any for years. Never tried one so hard to say but apart from the fresh graphics their shape looked out-dated, no single inflation , limited choice of kites in their range.

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Re: WTH is going on with the Wainman Maniac?

Postby Bletti » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:46 am

No single inflation? What year is this??

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Re: WTH is going on with the Wainman Maniac?

Postby or6 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:45 am

We don't see many maniacs on the beach here (in Holland). But if you'd take the trouble of checking their website...it's single inflation, wide inflation....etc.

http://www.wainmanhawaii.com/kites/maniac

We do see a few Rabbits of all sizes around....but as I am very unfamiliar with them, I couldn't tell you what year they are from. They seem to be used by lightweights, beginners or waveriders.

If I were a freestyler, I'd be tempted by the maniac.

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Re: WTH is going on with the Wainman Maniac?

Postby dylan* » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:09 pm

It's a c-kite, they are probably just trying to offload them since people don't really buy them. There are great deals on c-kites all over the place, especially used. I picked up a 13/9/7 quiver of current-year fuels with 2 bars, basically brand new for just over $1000 total a couple years ago.

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Re: WTH is going on with the Wainman Maniac?

Postby Gueroo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:47 am

GTC wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:02 pm
Hi all,
I love Wainman Rabbits and I need to replace my 9m Smoke...
Those kites are expensive but when I took a look at the WH online store I realized that the Maniac kite has a great discount.

Maniac 8 w/ bar: 609€
Smoke 9 w/ bar: 1540€

Is the Maniac not much appreciated between freestylers?

Hey! I saw some deal on the Wainman kites at Jupiter kiteboarding
I ride Wainman Rabbits and Maniac. The Maniac is a straight up C-Kite. Its great, for the hard core freestyle, Or big wind kiteloops.
I have the 11.5 and 8m. But i honestly much prefer my Rabbits for all round riding, much more forgiving and versatile. The rabbits have much more range also.

I think they are selling off stock to get ready for the new season. I dont think the Maniac Did well in a competitive market of freestyle kites.


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