Yes, I know Hewes reels are supposed to be the easiest to spool (I find this is true with the 120 size) but for whatever reason I just cannot seem to properly spool the 35mm size. Once in awhile a roll will go easy like this morning, but the majority get so kinked up that it seems like it will never spool properly and I just end up chucking out the whole roll. I see on Hewes website they have some nifty looking loading apparatuses that look like they'll make my life a whole lot easier. However, I cannot find any being sold at the usual big name places. I emailed Hewes yesterday but have yet to hear back from them. In the meantime does anyone have a clue as to where I can pick one up (preferably in LA)? Has anyone used these before and if so did they work? Thanks for replies. PS - I know someone will probably suggest cracking open a new cassette and using that roll to practice on. I've been doing this with some success for a couple weeks now but once my soon-to-be sweaty hands are in the dark bag trying to spool a roll, it all goes to Hell.