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#92105 Colorizer beta testing...

Posted by Watty on 17 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

The colorizer has now been updated.



Bug fixes:

  • Revised swatch positioning


New features:

  •  Template codes
    • Each kite has a unique code that is updated as you design your kite. The codes can be copied/pasted allowing people to share codes.
  • Share Button
    • Added to the top-right corner. This button brings you to a form what will email you your template codes. You may then forward that email on to your preferred retailer.


If you have used the colorizer before this update, be sure to refresh the frame:



Right-click on the colorizer -> click on "Reload Frame"



Right-click on the colorizer -> click on "This Frame" -> click on "Reload Frame"


Internet Explorer: 

Right-click on the colorizer -> click on "Refresh"

#91758 How to draw/animate routines

Posted by Watty on 22 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

I've animated routines in the past using Adobe After Effects. If you dont want to play with some animation software, you could always try stop-motion :)

#91744 Handle length

Posted by Watty on 20 February 2013 - 11:40 PM

attachicon.gifRev Handle Position .jpgWanted to see the actual difference between what I learned on to where the modification of where i i am today...

Big Difference. Handles are more neutral, more brake, less input for response. Thanks to a Rev clinic, I would have flown with way too much drive and no brake. I guess the factory setting is to allow beginners to launch and forward drive the machine/sail. Once adapted to less drive more brake, inverted hoovers, precision clockwork, and controlled slow flight in all aspects becomes more manageable (not easier). Practice Practice Practice. 


Absolutely. Stock settings really make the kite want to fly forward all the time. When flying a kite with stock settings for any length of time now, my hands get really tired a lot quicker because I'm constantly pulling down on those break lines to keep the kite docile. SO much more comfortable with more break.

#91561 Training for WSIKF2013!

Posted by Watty on 07 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

The basic skills that you need for the mega fly are explained in this video:


A large majority of the mega fly is basic hovers. You may very well end up sitting in an upright hover for over an hour, so be prepared for that. Any individual movements are slow, and not particularly significant. If you have a solid hover in all positions, you should be golden. In order to pull off such a large mega fly, we have to keep the required skill level as low as possible to get as many involved as we can.

#91549 Getting back onto Quad

Posted by Watty on 06 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

If you don't use the Rev history of John M., then on the Rev forum there is a direct comparison of what old and new labels look like and the meaning of each!! I don't have the link handy, maybe JB or Watty can help out?  ani_giveup.gif


Not sure I remember that... but there is a write up I did for the WCRC a couple years ago that is now part of the main rev site:


#91166 "B" series vs. "B" series pro

Posted by Watty on 19 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

Another big difference that you may find between the b-series and the b-pro is the way that the fabric is sewn into the kite. Rip-stop  tends to stretch on the diagonal, so the way that it is sewed changes the way the sail stretches in general.

#91136 "B" series vs. "B" series pro

Posted by Watty on 19 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

Thanks John. Just out of curiosity, what are the actual materialistic/physical differences of the Icarex PC-31 over the material used for the regular B-Series?


You can see the difference when comparing the two kites. The fabric on the B-Pro remains crisp longer, doesn't stretch as quickly, and is more water resistant. The B-Series, after a bit of use, will feel soft to the touch. You will see the kite stretching in a way that distorts the curve in the outside of the trailing edge. The kite will also get heavier when wet. Both kites will get to this point eventually, but the B-Pro takes longer to get there.

#89106 WSIKF 2012 (REV FIELD)

Posted by Watty on 19 July 2012 - 12:17 AM

Also remember folks...

The Northwest Sport Kite League is once again holding their AKA-sanctioned competition, with multiline (includes Rev) categories!

  • EMB - Experienced Multiline Ballet (individual)
  • EMP - Experienced Multiline Precision (individual)
  • MMB - Masters Multiline Ballet (individual)
  • MMP - Masters Multiline Precision (individual)
  • OMPB - Open Multiline Pairs Ballet
  • OMPP - Open Multiline Pairs Precision
If you've never competed before, it can be a ton of fun...

Very few folks take it too seriously, most just use it as a learning environment to have fun and further develop their skills.

Watty and I will be entering Masters individual multiline events, TK will be entering her first USA competition in Experienced class.

The ripstop gauntlet has been thrown! Come join us for some fun, we'll be happy to give you pointers and coaching!

For precision, here are the required compulsories (one is dropped day of the event):

EMP: MI 4, MI 9, MI 15, MI 22
MMP: MI 4, MI 9, MI 15, MI 22
OMPP: MP 4, MP 7, MP 10, MP 13

You can look up detail and images of all compulsory figures by clicking here.

Click here for more information or here for the registration form!

Just registered for Masters Multiline Ballet, Masters Multiline Precision, and Masters Indoor!
Who else want's to rumble!?

#89082 B2 5-Stack!

Posted by Watty on 18 July 2012 - 04:14 PM

Yeah, well it's pretty tough to tell who's doing the axeling when you're not in the picture! :P And besides, we all know you're a mutant JB, that was never a question. Nice work gents, can't wait to see more!

I'll certainly have it at WSIKF if you want to give it a try :kid_devlish:

#89081 WSIKF 2012 (REV FIELD)

Posted by Watty on 18 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

What do you think of putting TEN six-person teams up at the same time, flying the same ballet, all over the beach, with one on center stage?

Basically like a "flash mob" of Rev team fliers... The public will think one team is coming on, but as the music starts, the beach comes alive with teams!

Getting folks up to speed on the routine would be the most challenging, but the possibility is there - post back here if you want to be involved. ;)

The nice thing is that we have at least 21 people who already know this routine, and are capable of working with others if they feel inspired to do so. I think it is feasible to have a few teams up and running.

#88962 The Watty Special

Posted by Watty on 11 July 2012 - 10:36 PM

Hi Ben, great idea. Are they going to be in the traditional Watty colours? Maybe Watty and revered Red Black?

That would be awesome. Better yet, a stack that matches my pro set Posted Image

#87179 Which frames for which wind ?

Posted by Watty on 26 March 2012 - 09:30 AM


Is there a guide anywhere for selecting the correct frame for the wind conditions ? I know there's a guide under the specs but would be handy to have some sort of file I could download to keep in my kite bag :blushing:


I'll just leave this here

There's really no 'correct' frame for a given wind condition. Anything is up to a person's taste, but this link will give you the idea as to what each rod does.

#86956 Sneak preview

Posted by Watty on 15 March 2012 - 11:17 AM

We have a few sets available for the raffle at the West Coast Rev Clinic this weekend. I will also have a set that anyone is welcome to try out. I haven't tried them yet myself, but this weekend will be a good chance to see how they do.

#86848 Rev Indoor Tuning and Mods (Article)

Posted by Watty on 10 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

I recently wrote an article in Kitelife Magazine about adjusting a new Rev Indoor:

#86061 Introducing FlyForm

Posted by Watty on 15 January 2012 - 07:41 PM

This weekend was the Windless indoor kite festival in Long Beach, WA. At the event John Barresi, TK Barresi, and I showed our debut performance of a new indoor rev team known as FlyForm.


Thank you Brad for posting the video.