John Barresi

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About John Barresi

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    KiteLife Owner
  • Birthday 06/01/1975

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    http://www.johnbarresi.com
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    kitelife.com

Profile Information

  • 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.
  • Gender
    Male

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    United States

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  1. Some kites just jump from pancake to fade with little effort, some really have to be pulled through to lift and turn them over, others require a lot of articulation (lift/open, pop, release) and some just don't like to make the transition at all - very different behaviors / techniques depending on design.
  2. My pleasure, sorry again for the delay.
  3. Hello @11th Hour, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  4. Hi, sorry for the delay on responding... Generally comes with the mounted weight on the spine, plus two optional "ring" style weights for the keel. As for application... http://kitelife.com/kl-archive/issue-44-weight-basics-and-control/ IntoTheWind.com should be able to sell you extra weights if needed. Hope that helps? Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Hello @MyElectricCity, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  6. Hello @roboboro, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  7. Whew! Now we're in good company! Really, an honor to have you on the forum Josh - been a good while coming.
  8. I'm exploring styles of knot covers, its on the list! Will think on it, definitely a valuable service but I'm not sure we're inclined to open up dirty kites and rebuild in our shop - our offerings will probably be limited to addon type stuff.
  9. Ya, details get missed... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUyKDlYcTidUNQvZ58qpwfg Not quite Revolting, but close.
  10. FYI to @P.V. Nguyen, @Ashley Ragland, @Raynel Hunt and @inthecloud... Be sure to have my cell # on you (503-890-0280) just in case we have any confusion or last minute changes on exact flying location, I generally respond quickly to text messages.
  11. 5 spots filled, 5 left open.
  12. Hello @dsz, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  13. Great response on this drawing, 205 tickets sold thus far - might even draw a little early.
  14. I just took a factory B full vent and added the LE tabs (final layout), wear strips and a second straight stitch along the trailing edge... I'm happy with the end result (my sewing could still improve) and am looking forward to putting it through its paces in some serious wind - not quite a PRO, but it should last a hell of a lot longer than the stock setup - I'll let y'all know. After TK and I have done several more kites like this, I think we'll actually start offering these basic upgrades as a service here on the website for anyone who doesn't want to bother with doing it themselves.
  15. No bitter taste, just not my style - Blast, et al are in the same category for me - just too slippery in the air (for what I enjoy). Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app