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Watty

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#93922 Global Rev Count.

Posted by Watty on 28 October 2013 - 01:26 PM

Yeah, I didn't merge any replies from that test into the list on this thread.  Check your list on that link I sent, though, I'm not showing that you listed any of the masterpiece kites.  I'll get the totals on the first post updated one day this week.

Oh, I see what's up. I forgot about my older Rev II, so my count is actually 19, not 18. I just went though the update link in the PM. Thanks.




#93901 Global Rev Count.

Posted by Watty on 27 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

Watty +7(18)

 

I'm counting the 5-stack of B2s as five, plus a masterpiece and something else.. vented b2 maybe? Not sure what is new since I last updated




#93898 Photos of your B-series Pros

Posted by Watty on 27 October 2013 - 09:33 AM

I realized I have not posted mine here. Got the full set, Zen through Xtra vent in the same layout. Brought to you by KiteLife magazine ;)

 

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#93082 Flying an inside outside

Posted by Watty on 18 June 2013 - 08:26 AM

Yea, I do know a few folks that use the Rev Indoor outside, but I for one never take it out. The slightest breeze on that kite makes it twitchy and hard to control. In super light winds I stick with a std B-Pro or maybe a Zen if I am feeling lazy.




#93040 Street line length

Posted by Watty on 12 June 2013 - 03:32 PM

Street/Urban kiting would be flying in urban locations. This usually means that you would be in areas where both the surrounding is obstructed (surrounded by buildings) and the flying area is obstructed (benches, posts, fountains, etc..). I would say that street kiting is most characterized by putting a kite where a kite probably ought not to be.




#92963 Old Kite

Posted by Watty on 07 June 2013 - 10:05 AM

Isn't Advantage aan early Rev spar?

 

Exactly what I was thinking. The labels on the old Rev Indoor rods said "Advantage 1.5."




#92857 Bridle Replacement

Posted by Watty on 30 May 2013 - 02:51 PM

Question: shouldn't all of the bridle leg attachments points on the frame "face towards the center of the kite"?, some in the video example faced out instead, lower left corner for example.

 

Generally, yea, I think so, but it would make such a minor difference that I wouldn't find it worth worrying about.




#92850 Bridle Replacement

Posted by Watty on 30 May 2013 - 07:05 AM

Just created a tutorial on how to replace a bridle on a Rev. This process is the same for all Rev 1.5 (b-series, exp, masterpieces, etc.), 2, and 1 models, and is very similar to that of the Blast series or Speed series kites.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tywAfuPREck




#92746 Eliot Shook mesh weave info

Posted by Watty on 16 May 2013 - 08:19 AM

Sorry Wayne, that request is simply not a reasonable expectation in this electronic day and age, proprietary knowledge and all.  Rev doesn't share their dimensions publicly.  If you want to know exactly what size one is, then you need to borrow or acquire it, but they're not sending you a diagram nor even a cocktail napkin sketch

 

surely you would adopt the same non-disclosure attitude in Shook's position.  This is a revenue source and a highly desired product.

 

the mesh strips are different sizes and the location of them varies as well, depending on which model you desire, (40%, 75% or 100%)

 

Is it just me, or is this not what Wayne was asking? I don't think he was asking for a diagram or for any kind of dimensions. Merely a photo of each of the three kites labeled to have a visual representation of the difference. Hell, there was already a photo posted earlier of a 75%. Refusal of this request is like refusing to show pictures of a mid-vent and a full-vent for fear of copyright infringement. Might as well just not make the damn things if you can't take pictures of them. I'm sure there are plenty of photos out there of the Shook mesh kites; would it really be so bad to grab three and label them as 40%, 75%, and 100%? Sorry, this just seems really ridiculous.




#92631 Antelope Island 2013

Posted by Watty on 08 May 2013 - 07:27 AM

Looks like you've got a nice group of first timers! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there.




#92569 Rev Bag, big enough or not?

Posted by Watty on 30 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

2. - Buckles. I'd like to see the fasteners offset from the roll-up's edge! If you catch the material in the closure, then under weight, it will pop open unexpectedly! Moving the female ends of the buckles away from there,(maybe make that end of the strap a little longer), would easily eliminate the problem! I know a few folks that have used another strap to keep their bag closed if the buckle pops open while being carried! I try to make sure no bag material gets caught in the buckle to force it open!

 

3. -  Maybe an option to get 2 straps. I talked with Watty once, and he used another strap on his bag to carry it like a backpack, instead of sideways over one shoulder! Carrying it backpack style leaves both hands free to use hauling other stuff, if need be! A bonus with that is that you can pull both straps around the bag and make a handle for short distance carrying! I'm currently using an extra strap from a bowling bag, clipped in to the same rings the Rev strap uses! It does work for me!

 

Anyway my $0.02 worth!

 

I completely agree with both of these. As for the rod pocket, I keep my main rev indoor there, and my rods in one of the regular pockets.

 

Another mod that I've done on my own bag is to add belt loops around the upper strap. The strap has an awful tenancy to come off over the top of the bag, so the belt looks keep it in place. 

 

Some wheels would also be nice. Maybe even a little remote control cat_biggrin.gif




#92428 Happy Birthday Monkey (David Hathaway)

Posted by Watty on 14 April 2013 - 09:20 AM

Happy Birthday Monks!

 

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#92409 B-Series PRO Colorizer

Posted by Watty on 11 April 2013 - 10:07 PM

Could the pointer's color match the color selected instead of remaining white all the time?

 

It is a possibility. If the feature is added, it may not work in all browsers though. I may be a bit slow in adding features and bug-fixes though since it is all done in my free time.




#92283 Rev Indoor - Outdoors

Posted by Watty on 01 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

I've flown the indoor outside on a few occasions. Unless the outdoor space is very secluded, it isn't very ideal. The slightest breeze makes the kite twitchy and difficult to control. It is very rare that I will fly my rev indoor outside. In almost every case, I would rather use my Zen or full sail B-Pro.




#92121 Rev Indoor Tuning and Mods (Article)

Posted by Watty on 18 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

Nice article, did the mods last weekend. But one thing I'm curious about is are you using the indoor handles as is, with the top leaders as they come with the one knot at the end or did you change the top leaders since you added the longer pigtails to the kite? Thanks. Dayton David

 

On my handles, I leave a short ~2" pigtail on both the top and bottom with only one knot. Because I have adjustable pigtails on the kite, there is no reason to have them on the handles, and they will do nothing but get hung up on stuff.