John Barresi

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About John Barresi

  • Rank
    KiteLife Owner
  • Birthday 06/01/1975

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  • Website URL
    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
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    Web publishing and promotion, kite flying of all kinds, travel anywhere... Global kite culture.
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. AKA Convention Spotting

    Oh no! Next time! I'd gladly take a knee and shake your hand, we're all just folks doing our thing - kites are mine, and I welcome any new friends. Glad to hear it sounds like you got a really good experience at AKA though, it was a great event weather aside!
  2. Fall specials!

    Hi all, in an attempt to raise funds for the winter we're running two Fall specials. For those who cannot see the embedded Facebook posts above, from now to November 5th you can get 25% off NEW subscriptions (does not apply to renewals) with the code FALLSUB and/or 15% off all bridles and pro leaders with the code FALLGEAR in our shop.
  3. TapaTalk / KiteLife app

    Posting with TapaTalk.
  4. TapaTalk / KiteLife app

    Posting with KiteLife app. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Dual line sport kite research, any recommendations?

    And for the record, when you get right down to it, Jon did the design for Premier but everything after that is almost 100% out of his hands - totally relegated to Chinese manufacturing and Premier's position as a mass production company. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. Dual line sport kite research, any recommendations?

    I have to chalk this one up to bad timing or a simple conflict in personalities, Jon and Marieanne's reputations are among the best in the industry - unblemished after more than 25 years in business, a claim very few can make. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. TapaTalk / KiteLife app

    Everything should be resolved with both the TapaTalk and KiteLife apps, you may have to log in again (or log out first) for everything to work - please confirm?
  8. Welcome bauffi

    Hello @bauffi, 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!
  9. Welcome ToddHerrington

    Hello @ToddHerrington, 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!
  10. Windoo1 Wind Meter -- 10/27/2017

    Just shared to Facebook, hopefully we'll get a bump there.
  11. Semi absent...

    Hello friends, Just wanted to apologize for my relative absence from the forum as of late - while I have been observing, life has kept me pretty distracted between raising our (now 16 month old) son, the long Europe trip and my most recent journey to the AKA Convention in Maryland. We're also facing the leanest year we've had in a long time at the Barresi / KiteLife household and are currently figuring out how to make it through the winter (rent, bills, KL overhead, etc) - in the meantime, I encourage you all to consider various options to support our efforts here if it's possible for you. Current raffle... http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/8187-jb-for-a-weekend-10117/ KL products... http://kitelife.com/forum/store/category/5-accessories/ Donations... https://kitelife.com/forum/clients/donations/ Thanks all for your ongoing support, either through these various means or just by being a part of this wonderful community.
  12. Hi folks, Just a bit of news, we're in the process of trying to upgrade the plugins that make the TapaTalk and KiteLife apps work but running into a little issue (some changes in how it's done on the forum side) - please stand by, we are working on it. Thanks for your patience!
  13. JB for a Weekend (10/1/17)

    58 tickets sold!
  14. Suggestions on Finding Indoor Places

    Some of the places I've seen folks find success at sometimes... Their local church gym Handball / racquetball courts Local community center gyms YMCA / YWCA gyms Indoor soccer fields A lot of times the tricks just seems to be finding a time slot where any of those aren't being used, and approaching the management correctly with good videos and description so they know it's a real, controlled and safe activity for their space. Otherwise you can also go urban as suggested above, which could include courtyards and walkways between large buildings that obstruct the wind effectively - of course, onsite security may chase you off (insurance liability mostly) but if you can demonstrate skill sometimes they'll look the other way - if not, be graceful and slide right on out of there.
  15. General publics reaction to kites

    I kept putting off this reply until "I had more time" but it got away from me... For quads, I generally rotate through these moves... LOUD dive stops Spins near the ground Walking the kite Object interaction - balance on flagpoles, etc - move objects (flip flops, beach balls, etc) - landing on things like tents, etc - landing in someone's hand (with consent) Catch and throw (on short lines) On dual line, I'm usually pounding these... Hard snap landings LOUD spins near the ground and back up to top of window Fast combinations (squares, circles, landings) On both... Making it look easy. Amidst the more complicated and active movements, sometimes flying the kite in such a way that I can relax, look around, maybe sit down, anything to make it look easier and more accessible in-between the intensive stuff. There's more but that's what comes to mind off hand... My idea is thinking about and developing the things that are most likely to catch (and hold) a spectator's interest, basically if there is a kiteflier inside them, the things that will most likely engage them. What I've seen in my experience, other than demonstrated skill, the main things that seem to capture folks' attention include... Loud kites Tails (one or more) Team flying Stacks / trains "Defying physics" (like the dive stop) Incomplete thoughts above, but a start for more discussion.