John Barresi

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John Barresi last won the day on February 23

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About John Barresi

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    KiteLife Owner
  • Birthday 06/01/1975

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Kymera, B-Series Pro, B2, B-Series Zen, Indoor Rev, Zen Glider.
  • Flying Since
    August 1990, San Francisco CA
  • Location
    Portland, OR USA
  • Interests
    Web publishing and promotion, kite flying of all kinds, travel anywhere... Global kite culture.
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  1. And he could still glide it better than either of us... Bloody mutant.
  2. Aye, we were on SLE sails for our first full season (2007) before the B-Series was released, but never SLE spars.
  3. Your feelings are well stated and well motivated, I wasn't implying any impropriety on your part... All good - exchange ensues.
  4. I do think there is an important line between vitriol and honest cumulative frustration from a passionate hard core flier community.
  5. ninja eyes

    These were both mine originally? I know the standard was mine at least, and I can certify that it was THE very first Rev masterpiece ever made, @Bazzer was the artist... A true one of a kind piece of history, or two in this case.
  6. Nose forward = less pull, wider turns, more "lift"... Too far forward and the kite becomes gutless, weak wide turns. (nose forward = bridle points higher on kite) Nose back = more pull, faster (if wind is enough for the setting), tighter spins, more stall-prone... Too far back, oversteer and or the kite won't fly forward. (nose back = bridle points lower on kite) Essentially the same dynamic we play with using Rev leaders, adjusting the default leading edge angle more toward or away from the pilot to find a sweet spot.
  7. 17 tickets sold, Brazil and Florida have joined the race.
  8. Filling up quick, just 5 spots left now...
  9. Good question... Same set up as we've done before, still open to the US - we've just opened it up for everyone to participate wherever they may live... I'm a little surprised too. Could be the ticket reserve that's throwing people, but it's got to be feasible if I end up headed somewhere like Australia ($2K+ for airfare alone). Its ok, may be a long simmer but someone will win a real treat.
  10. Locking this one down, next booty arrrrr up for grabs here...
  11. Fun. Nice Rev handles! Actually, that kind of looks like somebody stole half the stuff out of my kite bag. lol
  12. 15 tickets sold, here's the race as it looks now... Denmark Denmark Denmark Denmark Denmark Andover UK Germany Australia NC USA NC USA NC USA NC USA NC USA Netherlands Australia
  13. Prize list updated.
  14. We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way. B-Series VTD, roughly a $350 value and no longer manufactured by Revolution as of 2017! This package includes a sail, 3 and 4 wrap frames, adjustable handles, DVD and kite sleeve! NOTE: Primary color of the kite in this drawing is PURPLE and WHITE on a VENTED SAIL... This is regular (factory) model, it is not a Pro by Bazzer, but will still provide excellent flying for whoever wins this. You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/356, and will be drawn on Apr 1st, 2017! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!