Tag Archives: watty

Review: BiPlutz

This year, I spent the month of July in Singapore doing school performances for ACT 3 International. During my stay, I had the pleasure of meeting the man behind the Plutz and the Zero-G, Leong Chee Wan of Malaysia. Chee Wan had a new toy to show off when we met, aptly named the BiPlutz. […]

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Worth a Million (Indoor Kite Flying)

Roughly 20 competitors, a dozen or so recreational fliers and a few hundred spectators attended the 2013 Windless Kite Festival in Long Beach WA during January of this year… During the event, MTP Studios (Matt Cyphert and friends) were on hand to film indoor kite flying at the event and went on to post those […]

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Dual Line GoPro Rig

Video Cumulus (10/1/12)

Just a few of the kite flying videos we’ve enjoyed over the past couple of weeks… Some new, some older, but all great representations of kiting skill and spirit. Bay Area Street Kiting Footage of Kitelife’s own Managing Editor (Spence “Watty” Watson) during our visit to San Francisco immediately after the 2012 Berkeley Kite Festival… […]

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Rev Indoor Mods

Modding a Rev Indoor

This January marked the debut of my new indoor Rev team Flyform. Along with John and TK Barresi, we performed for the first time to the Black Eyed Peas “Pump It” at the Windless kite festival in Long Beach, WA. I recently received our new team practice kites and was put in charge of making […]

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indoor kite flying

Video: Flyform at 2012 Windless Festival

 Final performance by FlyForm on Sunday at the 2012 Windless Kite Festival in Long Beach, WA. Composed of members Spence Watson, TK Barresi and John Barresi flying Indoor Revolutions… Roughly eight hours (combined) went into developing and practice this routine at the time this was filmed.  

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Issue 78: Kites… Life.

Changing the game From the beginning of sport kite competition (circa 1987), participants were very active not only as competitors but as vocal influences on the very course of this sport… This was the case right up through 2006-2007, when things seemed to get stall somewhat, especially with regard to progression of the sport. Granted, […]

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Issue 78: Rockaway Beach Kite Festival

May 14-15, 2011 Fine Kites, Good Eats, Nice Lodgings, and Mixed Weather… The Second Annual Rockaway Beach, Oregon Kite Festival Yep. we’re “at it” again – off to another fun-filled Kite Festival. This one is the Second Annual Rockaway Kite Festival, put on by the Rockaway Oregon Chamber of Commerce on the weekend of May […]

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Issue 77: REVisions: Clinics, learning, B2 and iQuad in Asia!

So, there I am, wandering around the sand at the West Coast Rev Clinic, the fourth edition of the event, when one of the students asked me a question that really made me stop and think. I mean, I get such questions fairly frequently, often because someone is asking me to mentally break down some […]

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Issue 77: Windless Indoor Kite Festival 2011

The longest running Indoor Kite Competitions and Performances in the world! (I think. Please let me know if I’m wrong.) I speak for everyone when I say thank you Scott Davis, Event coordinator and all around nice guy. You ROK! We truly appreciate all the work you have put into it. As the founder of […]

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Issue 77: West Coast Rev Clinic IV

Sometime ago, roughly just over four years ago, we held what we believe to be the first ever Rev-centric clinic (workshop) on the sands of Long Beach, Washington. John Barresi had done this previously on a smaller scale, with the focus being on both dual and quad line kites but, we figured there might be […]

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