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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  • 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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    United States

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  1. Same kite being offered? Got links? I'd like to consolidate if so.
  2. @Subysvxak, are you still selling the kites you've posted? I've seen a few questions on your posts but the forum doesn't show you visiting since Dec 31 - the community only works if you engage it, hope to see you posting again soon.
  3. http://revkites.net/kite-product/revolution-blast http://revkites.net/kite-product/revolution-power-blast-2-4 http://revkites.net/kite-product/revolution-power-blast-4-8
  4. In short, magic sticks (jokingly called by non-users as "sissy sticks") provide kick stands for when the kite is in a resting position on the ground, allows some roll up tricks, makes the two wings a little more interdependent and they also shift the center of gravity away from the pilot slightly (behind the kite a few inches instead of on the same plane) which changes all inertia based movement (axels, flic flacs, quick turns, glides, etc). I not a fan myself, but they are a totally valid quad addon if they suit your style.
  5. Some references... http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5914-magic-sticks-review/ http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/1555-my-quad-sticks/
  6. With a heavy heart, we wish one of KiteLife's longtime supporters and friend of the kiting community an unburdened flight into the great beyond... Thanks for being Rich Comras (@quaa714). https://www.facebook.com/kitelifemagazine/posts/1079020845541963
  7. Oh BS, I usually drop a handle once at least every other session. Just not at key moments.
  8. I still drop a handle now and then.
  9. I still drop a handle now and then.
  10. Avoiding tangles also gets a lot easier if you focus on ways to have your lines fall / lay in a "U" between you and the kite, and always always make sure they are in a "U" if you're moving to another area between flights - soon as lines double back on themselves, or pile up, chances for problems increase.
  11. FYI, I'm toying with making our September clinic exclusively team-focused (all levels) - after a spring clinic and festival season, folks ought to be ready. Thoughts?
  12. May you arrive at a happy outcome, in any case.
  13. Alright folks, info on the rental house... Probably cheaper than a hotel, more amenities and good company - it's being arranged by @Lynn Pugh, just message her for more info - space is limited.
  14. Been chatting with Cath and Eliot from Flying Smiles Kites (the nearby kite shop) an they said Whalehead would be tight for us - so we'll use the main beach area at the east end of Corolla Village Rd. Google Map link... https://goo.gl/maps/6FPuAv4hwiu I've been told there is parking, bathrooms, etc, and the shop is SUPER close by if you have any surprise repairs.
  15. Tune the kite, tune the mind.