Zinger Wingers survive Hurricane Katrina (Click here)
found your Katrina article "ZINGER
WINGERS SURVIVE HURRICANE KATRINA" interesting.
In August my group was training and a tornado hit in Stoughton,
WI . My zinger winger was thrown about 50 yards and took a
few tumbles while million dollar homes were being destroyed.
My remote fell off but there were no blemishes on the winger."
Scott Katzenmeyer, President
of Madison RC
our business the equipment we use must be dependable and work
everyday. We train with our Zinger Wingers 5 days a week and
I have yet to have a mechanical problem. I recommend them
to my clients."
Bill Swanson, Flatlands
equipment gets used, abused and beat up. These Zinger Wingers
have yet to fail me."
John Hamilton, Valenica
since we lost our help last May we've used the Zinger Winger
an average of 5 to 6 days a week, with multiple set-ups. We're
on our second sets of rubbers and the wingers stay on the
dog truck exposed to the weather. They have performed faultlessly.
They are great as retired guns and can blend in or stand out
as you desire. The throw is fantastic and really get's a dog
following the bird. Cheapest bird boy I ever had."
wanted to let you know that I trained with my Zinger Wingers
for two weeks in the Rockies during my vacation and I am really
happy with them. They are always consistent and the throws
wanted to let you know we're having a blast with the Zinger
Winger. The dogs LOVE it. Has worked great for a couple of
headswing cases we have. They can't take their eyes off it
even with two other close gunners. Also used it to shoot flyers
and it was incredible. We're really enjoying it. Thanks again."
Joie & Kristie Wilder,
have sent 1000's of training birds through my two Zinger Wingers.
They both still look close to new and nothing has bent, broken,
fallen off, or needed adjustment. I have trained with almost
all the launcher brands on the market, and the convenience
of the Zinger Winger's lightweight design is second to none.
What really tickles me is how "grab and go" they are. They
set up so fast it is hard to believe if you have used any
other winger brands. Since they are never staked down, it
was a pleasant surprise to find out how stable they are in
a cross wind. I use them in some strong winds and they have
never even threatened to tip over. Finally, being able to
adjust the throw angle infinitely, and reposition the winger
quickly without messing with stakes, are practical advantages
if you need make a change in the fall for one young dog in
the training group. Because it's so easy to do, you'll tend
to make the adjustments you should make for the individual
dog, rather than make a young dog "come up to the test" because
it's too hard to move a winger. I like this. They're a really
great training tool."
dad, Michael Eastin Sr., just received his 3 Zinger Wingers
and electronics a few days ago. I tried them out for the first
time this morning, and I'm very pleased! The construction
is very solid, but yet very easy to set up. I was amazed at
how high and far they threw. The most important thing is how
well Ace, my female black lab, enjoyed it. She was so excited!
I was able to throw more marks in 40 minutes than the past
2 weeks. Thanks."
Mike Eastin Jr.
friend just picked up 4 Zingers from you, 2 for him. They
are great. Amazing throws. Threw a pigeon 30 yards into the
wind on low setting. [snip] Great Product."
"I have owned the Training Group, Lucyana Strong Arm, the
bird launcher made by Tom Bridges ( a tripod design), the
Top Gun, and the Zinger Winger. [snip] The Zinger Winger is
by far the best. I would not own any other type. The ZW will
throw a duck much better than any person and it is always
consistent. It does have its limitations in that it shoots
only shotgun primers, but that is relatively minor. My dogs
pickup on the sound at 350 plus yards. Rob Sampson was quick
to make design changes and improvements based on user input
and he has produced a great product. Mine have never failed
except when I forget to plug in the Tritronics or when the
batteries are low on the receiver or transmitter. Another
great feature is that the receiver is mounted high on the
leg about 60 inches off the ground. The others all mount near
the ground which really interferes sometimes (brush, weeds,
terrain, etc.) with the performance of the electronics. If
and when you decide, get one from Rob. I am his best salesperson,
unfortunately uncompensated!!!! They are the best."
"They came yesterday they are GREAT!! We will be ordering
the third one in a couple weeks... [snip] We are so happy
with these. Thank you."
"I love the winger - works great. It is so quiet ! Every winger
I have ever trained with makes clattering noises as the hooks,
rings, etc fly off the release and bang the poles etc..this
thing is so smooth and quiet - LOVE IT !"
Jane Bailey, Maryland
"After a lot of research on the Internet and in magazines,
I purchased my first Zinger Winger last May 2001. I just purchased
my second one last month. I purchased them from Lion County
Supply, and they were drop shipped from you. I wanted to let
you know how happy I am with your fine product. They have
performed flawlessly. I have 2 labs and it was always hard
to find help to throw bumpers or ducks. That problem has been
solved with the use of my Zinger Wingers. I usually train
5 to 6 days a week so the launchers get a lot of use and I
have never had a problem with either one of them. I really
look forward to each training session to use my launchers.
They are so easy and fast to set up and the variety of marks
that can be thrown is endless. I thought maybe I would have
trouble getting the dogs to mark on the launcher, but I was
shocked when they both retrieved the first throws from the
launcher. I am a member of the Sioux Valley Retriever Club
and I have recommended your product to several members. I'm
sure it won't be long and I will be purchasing my third Zinger
Winger. Thanks for making such a fine constructed, dependable
product. The dogs and I have a fun time using them."
"I purchased a Zinger from you about 2 years ago. It's still
going strong and I'm pretty rough on my equipment."
just wanted to send a follow up after using my two Zinger
Wingers for a couple weeks now. I am delighted with them.
What an improvement over the original strongarms. I have thrown
ducks, thawed and frozen, pigeons and just yesterday I used
the ZW to launch a live duck. The ZW pouch allowed one person
to man the gun station and both launch and shoot the duck.
I am impressed by how far the unit will throw a bird. The
high and long arc is great for long field trial marks. I especially
like the idea that the arc is infinitely and quickly adjustable.
[snip] Overall, I am thrilled and I wanted to let you know."
"I have run Labradors in NAHRA and AKC gun dog test and an
occasional Derby for fourteen years with some degree of success
(one grand master and two master hunters NAHRA). Three dogs
owned three dogs titled. The Zinger Winger was first introduced
into my training with my latest yellow male MHR WR Riparian
Bearly Behavin. Bear was an MHR at 18 months and is presently
pursuing his MH in AKC. Marks have been difficult to come
by for Bear until my purchase of the Zinger Wingers. I have
owned other bird launching systems in the past with poor to
moderate success. The Wingers are designed small enough so
that three throwers, one dog, cage, dummies, birds, guns,
water cooler and other various pieces of equipment fit easily
into the back of a Tacoma 4x4. The light weight of the Wingers
enables me to carry two traps at a time into the field, while
my wife carries out the third with the electronics. Set up
time is very fast and the angle and distance of the throw
can be adjusted easily. The primer always detonates (strongly
recommend the Winchester 209 primer). The throws with ducks,
pigeons and Dead Fowl Trainers are all excellent. The Winger
has one feature that sets it apart from others. Simply put,
it is extremely dependable. The set up is very easy to accomplish
and it will throw every time. The three trap system is light,
easy, fast and provides excellent marks. Living in Yuma Arizona,
it very difficult to train do to the extreme heat. Training
must be short and effective sessions. Bear is solid proof
at 18 months that the Zinger Wingers are everything that they
claim to be and then some. Zinger Wingers are built to last
and are more than worth the investment."
Highly Satisfied Customer
had my Zinger for several months now and am totally satisfied.
It has enabled me to make excellent use of the time I train
alone as my dogs' progress has shown. I am also impressed
with the thought put into many design features, for example,
the receiver unit cannot be detached from the winger without
first removing the plug, minimizing the likelihood of running
the battery down. (I have a second unit on my Christmas list!)
"I bought a Zinger earlier this summer. I love it. It really
helped my young guy learn poison birds. Thanks."