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.
  • Gender
    Male

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    United States

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  1. I'm so glad we've actually had the pleasure of meeting face to face, albeit briefly... It gives wonderful context to these exchanges. C'est bon.
  2. Update: 104 tickets sold
  3. Thanks for the kind words fellas, you know I love to see folks succeed.
  4. Well, I must bloody rock then. hahahaha (poking fun at myself)
  5. I knew that.
  6. I generally carry 9 kites and a grip of rods, etc in mine.
  7. Hello @Slappy, 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!
  8. Hello @Alexander Dillon Kahn, 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. 26 years, I've made almost every mistake more times than most folks have had a chance to try. I take great pride in using that experience to try and help shorten the learning curve, there were no such resources for me coming up through the ranks and I remember the struggle, challenge very well - close to my heart. The essence of it is, I have a lot of information - I see many, many details at once and each second of flight is longer (more elongated) for me - info used well is the most powerful force, after human spirit.
  10. 1.5 STD would thrive in that.
  11. Yep. #5 is MEFM.
  12. Wow, that's a special kind of love Guy.
  13. Counting from the top, #4 looks like a Rev II with the vertical spars on the wrong side.
  14. FYI, I've flown at Fort Macon a number of times now and have seen all wind ranges - something for everyone.
  15. I love this. What a place to be! Absolutely, much of what is covered in the clinic applies universally, and even if we didn't see a low wind window while we're there, I am certain you'll see the benefits when you go back to your home field. Wayne covered some of your question(s) quite well, but to address #2... There is no requirement to buy a vented, especially since I get the sense you're still feeling quads out a bit - if the wind jumps up that high, there will be at least one vented "beater" to use. Over the course of two days, you will definitely get a sense of what prompts sail/frame/line changes. As for "when is the wind too strong for my kite?", the easiest answer is when it's pulling quite hard, leading edge is curving significantly, kite accelerates too quickly and is generally unruly (raw power vs beginner control issues). 120' is not required for general flying or the clinic, but longer lines DO give you a much larger sky in which to fly (more time to think, more space to travel through) and they ARE required for team flying exercises (which are also generally easier than you might imagine). Not sure if I missed anything, door is open if so - holler back.