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    • How do I add a kite to these archives?

      Our goal is to develop and assemble a comprehensive list of all kites ever produced, either in the mainstream (Rev, Quantum Pro, Beetle, etc) or specialty (AeroStar, California WASP, Sea Devil)... From Rainbows, Skynasaurs and Peter Powells to Psychos, Geminis and Vipers, let's see 'em all! There is a single line section too of course, and we'd love to see it grow too, even though it isn't our strongest area of knowledge. Want to add a kite to the archives? It's easy! . Add a new topic with the kite name as Topic Title and the manufacturer name as Topic Description... Looks like:
      Topic Title: Nirvana
      Topic Description: by R-Sky
      At least one photo of the kite is required (attached to the post) for visual identification purposes.
      . Bonus content, which is always extra appreciated...
      .Designer's name Link to MFR web site Link to YouTube video of kite in flight Info about models (i.e. super ultralight, ultralight, standard, vented)
      . Thanks folks, I'm looking forward to watching this archive grow!
    • What are the Kite Archives?

      Welcome to the our kite archives, a growing listing of all kites produced on a commercial or specialty level, with as much info as we can find including (when available) MFR link(s), YouTube videos, photos and essential product info. Members are encouraged to add their own reviews, modifications, tips, photos, videos, stories and history for any of the kites. All submissions will be held for admin approval. Click the "Advanced" link next to our search box on this page to search for kite(s) by name or manufacturer, be sure to select the kite archives category under "Find in forum".
    • How do I rate kites in the archive?

      Just above the first (opening) post in any topic, on the right side of the page, you'll see a row of stars where you can rate any kite listed in the archives 1 through 5... Please do so only if you've actually had experience on a kite, as all ratings should represent a balance of value, performance and overall flight experience.

John Barresi

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About John Barresi

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  • Website URL http://www.johnbarresi.com
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  • Flying Since August 1990, San Francisco CA
  • Favorite Kite(s) Kymera, B-Series Pro, B2, B-Series Zen, Indoor Rev, Zen Glider.
  • Country United States

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Portland, OR USA
  • Interests Web publishing and promotion, kite flying of all kinds, travel anywhere... Global kite culture.
  1. The upgrade on our forum is finally complete (no idea why they did it on Thanksgiving Day)... Please be patient while we tweak, rearrange and restyle things in the new system over the next few days. Thanks!
  2. West Palm Beach Rev Clinic (Dec 5-6)

    Added location specifics to the lead post, as such: Folks can always ring me at 503-890-0280 if they need help with anything.
  3. I'm still new, right?

    Great video log, thanks Josh - very cool.
  4. Hi all, Our forum system now handles referrals, so if you place the KiteLife code on your own website or share our referral link on Facebook, you'll earn 10% the value of any NEW subscribers who sign up via your link... Credit accumulates in your forum account, and can be applied later toward the full price of your own subscription or raffle tickets. To access the links and codes, just go to your name in the top right corner of this page, open it and click on "Client Area". On that next page, bottom of the left menu, click on "Referrals". Thanks to all, as always!
  5. B-Series STD **RTF** 1/1/16

    24 tickets sold thus far, everyone should have their #'s now.
  6. B-Series STD **RTF** 1/1/16

    I'm hoping mobile issues like this clear up when we upgrade the forum software.
  7. WTB: Frame for EXP

    Far as I know, Rev does make travel frames in Black Race, maybe Diamond too, the two top choices for light wind.
  8. Hi all - we've brought out another special item from our prize bucket, a custom B-Series STD in white, lime and black. NO subscription required to enter, you just need raffle tickets... We'll be drawing ONE winning ticket on January 1st for this brand new (unflown) custom Revolution B-Series STD directly from the KiteLife prize basket - what's included? B-Series STD sail in white / lime / black (hand-signed by JB)80'x90# LaserPro Gold lines13" handles w/ Pro leaders2 wrap frame3 wrap frameKite sleeveDVD I have personally opened this package, stretched the lines, swapped TK's pro leaders onto the handles and hooked everything up the way that I do my own kites... This package is truly READY TO FLY - just drive your stake into the ground, put the handles over it and walk downwind. Note, this is not a B-Series PRO, it's a pure factory model in custom colors. Tickets are $5 each (via PayPal/Visa/MC/Discover/AmEx), no cap on the number of entries, we'll use a numbered spreadsheet and ticket numbers will be issued accordingly, drawing on the morning of January 1st (2016) using the same random method as our regular subscriber drawings - and we will ship anywhere in the world! -- Click here to buy your tickets! -- (link does not work on TapaTalk - use browser) As always, TK and I extend our deepest thanks for your support, past and current - we wouldn't be able to do what we do without you.
  9. Lost posts and PMs?

    A few more quirks ahead (but hopefully no lost posts) as we upgrade the forum over the next few days. Thanks to all for your patience!
  10. West Palm Beach Rev Clinic (Dec 5-6)

    2 spots gone, 4 left!
  11. West Palm Beach Rev Clinic (Dec 5-6)

    Exact location for this clinic is actually Jupiter, a little north of West Palm Beach. Latitude / longitude is 26.943504, -80.072134 Map link - https://goo.gl/maps/8nFwDbKqDjp
  12. Join us for two full days of quad instruction in the West Palm Beach FL area on December 5-6, 2015... We'll be covering everything from absolute basics (pure beginner) all the way up through advanced techniques and team flying, as well as providing short flight routines that are sure to help your skills along while having fun at the same time. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP --> http://kitelife.com/forum/...6-florida/ Instruction will be provided by John Barresi and Scott Benz (mystainedskin) of Team KiteLife. Saturday morning is always a group presentation, full 101 on the ins and outs of Rev equipment and related theory, this covers a metric ton of stuff that even the "pros" think they know, but don't... From there, we usually go through the fundamentals of clean launching, landing and control methods... Students then break up onto their own kites to work on the "homework" (maneuver combinations) that I'll distribute beforehand, during which instructor(s) will make the rounds between each flier, offering supporting instruction, as well as addressing individual interests. Sunday is the same without a 101 presentation, followed by a couple hours of team skills introduction to close out the day. Students will use their own kites, any line length will work (80'-90' is very common) but 120' length will be required for team exercises. Must be spectra or Skybond lines for team flying. Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/jb-testimonials Registration is $150 per person and includes full access to the clinic on both days (10a-4p)... Please note, there are only 6 spots available and we expect them to fill up very quickly. Exact location - https://goo.gl/maps/8nFwDbKqDjp (on the beach directly south of the inlet) Backup site - https://goo.gl/maps/rNGyoRKHb892 (Carlin Park, only if inlet beach is unflyable) Currently registered to attend: 1. Mark M. 2. Mark F. 3. 4. 5. 6. Follow this event on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/events/1665781496974728/
  13. Team KiteLife

    Maybe battling in sync.
  14. Gday Frankieflyin here.....

    A lot of the basic video editing softwares have some kind of stabilization function, might be worth a look around... That will generally give you a little cleaner visual, and your titles won't jump around.
  15. Lost posts and PMs?

    Hi all, We're having some functional issues with one of the addons we use on this forum and had to restore an earlier database, which basically "turned back the clock" and erased stuff from the past couple days... I'm in the support cue with the software developers now to get everything back to tip top, but I believe general forum use (posts, messages, etc) should be ok now. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for your patience!