John Barresi

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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. 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.
  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...
  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).
  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... 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.