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Z Balloon AdventuresBalloon Strap Winder

A few people have seen our Balloon Crew using our Strap Winder after a tether or after using a Drop Line and they had asked for pictures, so here is the pics and a brief explanation.

Hopefully it is self explanatory, but a brief summary is that we use Wing Nuts to attach the Winder to the edge of the Eagle Lift.  We drilled holes in both sides of the Eagle Lift as we have some Crew members that are left handed.

You can install the Winder in 30 Seconds and uninstall it just as easy.For the pictures shown here, it is mounted on the Right hand side of the Eagle Lift.

Z-Balloon Adventures - Hot Air Balloon Rides in Des Moines and IndianolaIowa - Iowa's #1 Balloon Ride Company!

Notice the little peg by the shaft?  That is where you put the loop of your Strap.

Z-Balloon Adventures - Hot Air Balloon Rides in Des Moines and IndianolaIowa - Iowa's #1 Balloon Ride Company!

Hook the strap on the Winder as seen below.

Z-Balloon Adventures - Hot Air Balloon Rides in Des Moines and IndianolaIowa - Iowa's #1 Balloon Ride Company!

Start cranking the handle and it should fill up on the shaft like shown below.

Z-Balloon Adventures - Hot Air Balloon Rides in Des Moines and IndianolaIowa - Iowa's #1 Balloon Ride Company!

Here it is all wound up!

Z-Balloon Adventures - Hot Air Balloon Rides in Des Moines and IndianolaIowa - Iowa's #1 Balloon Ride Company!

Here is another side view.

Z-Balloon Adventures - Hot Air Balloon Rides in Des Moines and IndianolaIowa - Iowa's #1 Balloon Ride Company!

Simply undo the nut by hand and remove the strap!

Z-Balloon Adventures - Hot Air Balloon Rides in Des Moines and IndianolaIowa - Iowa's #1 Balloon Ride Company!

Pretty simple huh?

Z-Balloon Adventures - Hot Air Balloon Rides in Des Moines and IndianolaIowa - Iowa's #1 Balloon Ride Company!

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