Spence Watson

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About Spence Watson

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  • Birthday 06/23/1992

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  • AIM spencelwatson
  • MSN spencelwatson
  • Website URL http://www.wattyrev.com
  • Skype wattyrev

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  • Flying Since 2005
  • Favorite Kite(s) Revolution B-PRO
  • Country United States

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Seattle, WA
  • Interests Flying all kinds of sport kites
  1. BETA LAUNCH - KitePaint.com

    Just published a fix for that.
  2. BETA LAUNCH - KitePaint.com

    Update: Fixed the autofill for xtra vent.
  3. BETA LAUNCH - KitePaint.com

    No plans to, no. The B-Series PRO was added as my launching product because I built the one for Rev in the past. Any future additions will be individual deals with manufacturers.
  4. BETA LAUNCH - KitePaint.com

    I have a side project that I have been working on for the last few months. It was somewhat of an experiment with different technologies, and has been very much a learning experience. But, today I am ready to announce the beta launch of kitepaint.com. This is a beta launch, so the project is at the point of usability, but is not yet finished. The reason I am beta launching this is to get some more eyes on the project to find bugs that I may have missed, and to see what public opinion is and how it may influence changes to the site. I am launching with only one product at the moment, the Revolution B-Series PRO. But, I am hoping to add more to the site in the future. Feel free to play around on it, and let me know what you think! Thanks, Watty
  5. 2 Point Landing Help - Dual Line

    Hey Augustus, When I do a two point landing, it is very similar to how I do a half axel. Here is a good tutorial on how to do a half axel: I basically just drive down the center of the window, and hit a hard half axel just before hitting the ground.
  6. Learning a quad line

    I also want to mention, that most Revs come with a basic instructional dvd as well that goes over the very basics.
  7. Learning a quad line

    Glad to hear it. Nothing wrong with posting links. On another note, there are some good free beginner rev tutorials available here. Some videos are particularly helpful, like Line Management, Flat Relaunch, and Changing Frames.
  8. Kite Line

    What you want is a good spectra line. Laser Pro Gold, Shanti Speed, Shanti Skybond, and Berry Blue are all good products for duel line. I generally lean toward Laser Pro because I like it's resistance to stretch and creep (stretch over time) which is particularly important to me when flying Revs. I haven't found other products that quite match it.
  9. What to do about a tear

    Tedlar tape is my remedy of choice as well. Just be sure to cut off a round patch. Any corners on the tape can come loose and make the tape start to peel off.
  10. Street lines for your Rev

    Yep, same here. 30' x 90# is my most common street set. On occasion, I might pull out something closer to 15' if space it tight.
  11. What Line Do You Glide On?

    I would say that it depends on both the kite, and the person flying it. I know the Barresi family uses what might as well be an extremely long strand of hair to fly their Zen gliders on. I use 50lb spectra to fly my iFlight, or pretty much any indoor glider that I use. I have seen others, and have even used a variety of heavier lines as well. Some folks like the additional weight of the heavy line. To break it down, larger types of kites should probably be using at least 50# line, and super light kites probably shouldn't be using super heavy line, but it really comes down to personal preference.
  12. My old custom Bs have a special place in my collection. They were my first sponsored set from KiteLife.com, and my first custom kites. Been through a lot with them.