John Barresi

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John Barresi last won the day on March 28

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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. polo kites

    I'll be curious to see if Polo breaks away from Rev entirely and goes it alone, seems to be kind of a trend as of late.
  2. Have a link for online purchase of those two-hole washers?
  3. Dumb luck, I found this... Another mention here... It's Merrick Munday, I think.
  4. Yep, moving better now... 48 tickets sold.
  5. Damn it, you've had me wracking my brain trying to remember the designer's name - still escaping me, keep wanting to say "Merrick" something, but I can't quite pull it out of the air.
  6. Still rocking, now 42, married for 7 years with a 9 month old son - still kiting my ass off. Kitegasm -
  7. Okay folks, with 2 weeks past and only 3 days to go, Edmond and I have discussed and he's elected to close / cancel this drawing open a new one that may be of more interest to folks. Good score, I know quite a few folks here have Rev 1's that could use a frame upgrade.
  8. Wow, brother Bob... Been a while, glad to see you still kicking around! Lots of kite buyers here, this would be the right place to start:
  9. 41 tickets sold.
  10. I tend to think more in terms of physical movement + or - to "influence" the wind, or rather adjust my relative perspective on the wind itself. But of course, I'm a sucker for punishment.
  11. All participants have been emailed with their existing (and new) ticket numbers, digest below. Thanks again for your patience and cooperation folks, this new (converted) raffle is off and running now! 36 tickets sold, 189 left up for grabs!
  12. Ok my very considerate friends... New (converted) drawing is here! I'll be converting the 18 tickets previously sold ($10 ea) into the new drawing ($5 ea) and doubling the number of tickets issued so far so everyone gets fair value, stay tuned for that in your email - thanks so much for your patience, understanding and support!
  13. Hi all - putting up another fun raffle item as part of our fund raising efforts for the coming off season... It's almost extra special, seeing as there are no more B-Series being made and there are only 225 tickets available! (NOTE: prize is STD in lime combo, as pictured) NO subscription required to enter, you just need raffle tickets... We'll be drawing ONE winning ticket as soon as all tickets are sold for this brand new, never flown Revolution B-Series STD directly from the KiteLife prize basket - what's included? B-Series STD sail in lime / combo (hand-signed by JB, can personalize) OPTIONAL upgrades ($): LE tabs, Wear Strips and/or 2nd Stitch 13" handles w/ Pro leaders 2 wrap frame 3 wrap frame Kite sleeve DVD I have personally opened this package, swapped TK's pro leaders onto the handles and made sure everything is properly configured to fly well... This package is almost ready to fly - just add your even length quad lines, 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 but it becomes fairly "Pro-esque" if all the upgrades are done. Tickets are $5 each (via PayPal/Visa/MC/Discover/AmEx), 225 tickets are available, we'll use a numbered spreadsheet and ticket numbers will be issued accordingly, drawing shortly after the last ticket (#225) is sold using the same random method as our regular subscriber drawings - and we will ship anywhere in the world, all entries are welcome! -- Click here to buy your tickets! -- (link does not work on TapaTalk - use web 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.
  14. Hello @JP, 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 - 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!
  15. @The Kite Shoppe has one of the best collection of kite specifications (spars, lengths, etc) I've ever seen - might be worth asking them.