John Barresi

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About John Barresi

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    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.
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    Male

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  1. (he didn't even trash talk once on this one, just shameful) lol
  2. Drum roll please... Our lucky winner, taking home a brand new Kymera sport kite - #259, Mr @RobB! Congrats Rob, and thanks for sticking with us for so long. New prize coming up asap!
  3. Reconciling the member list now, drawing soon - thanks for your patience!
  4. Hello kpjuly4, 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!
  5. Hello dhbarr, 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. Be sure and add your locations to http://www.kitemap.org.
  7. Congrats to all of you, its your activity on the forums that make it what it is - I just "mind the store".
  8. Wow. Nice collection.
  9. Some relevance... I've seen quite a few folks fly 240', worth trying I think - good experience.
  10. Hello @fliefish, 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!
  11. Superb report @Exult, throughly enjoyable read.
  12. And for what its worth, I've found that almost everyone I've given a dogstake lesson to has been able to find moderate control within a short period of time - it actually is pretty easy, with the right convention to get you through it.
  13. Depends on perspective and the system you're using. 1 - If you are flying normally and hook your lines around a pole into dogstake position, it is far easier to then switch your handles and fly the kite (seen from the back) as if everything were normal - right goes to your right, etc. 2 - If you're using the Dark Spark rig made by Mikey, you don't "hook in" the same way... Everything is grounded, pilot stands between the lines (facing away from the kite) and flips the handles inward so AS WE SEE IT in this position, the lines go from the handles, into the center of the dogstake, go around the pulleys and exit toward the kite on the outside perimeter of the dogstake unit. Here is a partial perspective with a dual line... Pilot lines into the center, kite lines exiting the outside of the unit. Another perspective with quad line, bear in mind the kite side has twists in and is parked upside down (handles are always upright)... Again, flying the way we fly - we look at the back of the kite and pretend everything is normal, as if we were looking at the front of the kite - in a way, the hardest part is trusting the controls and NOT trying to compensate for anything. @Flight Risk, @mystainedskin and @windpoacher (very experienced pilots) all had a go during the Team KiteLife 4-pwerson dogstake exercises, we used three Dark Spark stakes (the 3rd on loan from @cyclic) and one homebuilt unit brought along by @Amexpmh.
  14. lol Exult! " ... only a daaaaaaay awaaaaaaay ... "
  15. Welcome again David, I'm over in Portland - nearby!