John Barresi

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About John Barresi

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    KiteLife Owner
  • Birthday 06/01/1975

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  • Website URL http://www.johnbarresi.com
  • Skype kitelife.com

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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.
  • Gender Male

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  • Country United States

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  1. Sky Dog Jammin Kite Dodd Gross SOLD!

    Confirming, sold or not sold? (title vs Jan 27 reply)
  2. New From Lam

    http://skysportdesign.com
  3. Order of compulsories.

    It is a recognized format in the IRBC rule book, but is specifically excluded by the AKA Appendix.  
  4. Karma - iPrey Glider (2/6/16)

    I'm picky on my gliders, but waiting with baited breath!
  5. Order of compulsories.

    Comps can be a ton of fun, although I'd like to see MIX format finally implemented. Traditional, two events flown separately: Precision - 3 compulsories flown one at a time, then a silent freestyle Ballet - musical freestyle League style, two events flown separately: Precision - 3 compulsories embedded into a freestyle routine, requiring the majority of judges to look down and lose both sight and focus of portions of the performance (I've seen world team champions looking down for as long as 12 seconds during competition), League style a hopeful but highly inefficient format, imho. Ballet - musical freestyle Mix format, one appearance on the field: Three compulsories flown one at a time, for a value of 45% of your total score (15% each), followed by a ballet performance worth 55% of your total score... Lean, clean, more accurate and encourages a more well rounded flier. == Just my two cents... But like I try to tell the "old judges", it's not our show any more - it belongs to the folks who still show up to participate in it - whatever helps them grow is good by me, but burnout from the traditional format has been glaringly high for many years now with a nearly continuous (although gradual) shrinkage of competition for 10+ years now.
  6. Tapatalk Mark as Read

    Hmmm... I'm not sure what the problem is, we're on the latest versions of both this forum and TapaTalk. Sorry for the inconvenience Palmahnic, not doubting what you're experiencing and I'll look for a solution as time allows - my biggest issue now is understanding and replicating the problem on my end so I can submit a trouble ticket to one of the two related developers. Where are you seeing the "Mark As Read" option in TapaTalk? I'm moving away from TapaTalk more and more (the mobile web version of this forum is more robust imho) and I've lost familiarity with its functionality.
  7. B-Series VTD Package (2/25/16)

    FYI guys, I'll be traveling / performing in Kuwait on February 17th through the 29th... I should be able to do the drawing while I'm there, but it could be delayed due to time difference and whatever activity schedule they put forth. Feel free to nudge me though, I always appreciate it!
  8. Karma - iPrey Glider (2/6/16)

    Congrats Andy, fly it in good health - can't wait to see what you put up for a prize.
  9. gone flying

    Shadow flying? Kite up and eyes down?
  10. LS Accessories

    Aye - I went up to see him a couple weeks ago and Walt has been going through some major personal stuff lately. He's just now in "clean up" mode but I hope to see more communication and activity from him later in the year.
  11. Echo - Like New!

    FYI - I can vouch for Terry (Airfx), we're OLD friends.
  12. Team KiteLife

    This one is good too...
  13. Team KiteLife

    Here's a video that Brett caught with his GoPro, sadly we shifted off screen a bit partway through. Note, we built from scratch at this festival - everything up to 3:39 was choreographed over the three days we had leading into the event, everything after that mark was improvised on the fly for each performance.   
  14. Welcome NaturalFork

    Hello @NaturalFork, Welcome to KiteLife. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. 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. Your profile - View Member All the best, and welcome again!
  15. Welcome György Samu

    Hello @György Samu, Welcome to KiteLife. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. 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. Your profile - View Member All the best, and welcome again!