John Barresi

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John Barresi last won the day on February 23

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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. 3 signed up, 7 spots left.
  2. Join us for two full days of quad instruction in Long Beach WA on March 25-26, 2017... We'll be covering everything from absolute basics (pure beginner) all the way up through advanced techniques and team flying, as well as providing short flight routines that are sure to help your skills along while having fun at the same time. Saturday morning is always a group presentation, full 101 on the ins and outs of Rev equipment and related theory, this covers a metric ton of stuff that even the "pros" think they know, but don't... From there, we usually go through the fundamentals of clean launching, landing and control methods... Students then break up onto their own kites to work on the "homework" (maneuver combinations) that I'll distribute beforehand, during which instructor(s) will make the rounds between each flier, offering supporting instruction, as well as addressing individual interests. Sunday is the same without a 101 presentation, followed by a couple hours (or more) of team skills introduction to close out the day. Students will use their own kites, any line length will work (80'-90' is very common) but 120' length will be required for team exercises. Must be spectra or Skybond lines for team flying. Testimonials - Registration is $175 per person and includes full access to the clinic on both days (10a-4p), discounted to $150 for KiteLife subscribers... Clinic sign up here - KiteLife subscriptions - Please note, there are only 10 spots available and we expect them to fill up very quickly. Facebook - If you need any equipment prior to the event, we encourage you to check out our long time NW supporter The Kite Shoppe for a full variety of Rev kites and parts. Signed up so far: @flexifoil21 (Russ W) Jennilyn W Dominic W
  3. March 18-19 in Long Beach WA! I'll be leading a dual line kite workshop for beginner though master levels, starting from the ins and outs of your equipment on up through fundamental flight techniques and trick flying - we'll also have a few Prism Nexus kites on hand for folks to try their hand at team flying without fear of damaging valuable equipment. Testimonials - Facebook - Anything with two strings is welcome including foils, stacks with tails and delta stunt kites - the purpose of this workshop is first and foremost to help you maximize the kites you have, and the way you like to fly... During the weekend, we'll cover a whole range of dual line topics that interrelate. Sign up here - Registration is $150 per person and includes full access to two days of instruction from 10am-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday... We only have room for TEN students, please RSVP if you plan to participate.
  4. Agreed, you have the foundation enough to participate and learn more - bon chance, enjoy it. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Tequila and herbal remedies. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. Hello @Brian Gordon, 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 - 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!
  7. And he could still glide it better than either of us... Bloody mutant.
  8. Aye, we were on SLE sails for our first full season (2007) before the B-Series was released, but never SLE spars.
  9. Your feelings are well stated and well motivated, I wasn't implying any impropriety on your part... All good - exchange ensues.
  10. I do think there is an important line between vitriol and honest cumulative frustration from a passionate hard core flier community.
  11. ninja eyes

    These were both mine originally? I know the standard was mine at least, and I can certify that it was THE very first Rev masterpiece ever made, @Bazzer was the artist... A true one of a kind piece of history, or two in this case.
  12. Nose forward = less pull, wider turns, more "lift"... Too far forward and the kite becomes gutless, weak wide turns. (nose forward = bridle points higher on kite) Nose back = more pull, faster (if wind is enough for the setting), tighter spins, more stall-prone... Too far back, oversteer and or the kite won't fly forward. (nose back = bridle points lower on kite) Essentially the same dynamic we play with using Rev leaders, adjusting the default leading edge angle more toward or away from the pilot to find a sweet spot.
  13. 17 tickets sold, Brazil and Florida have joined the race.
  14. Filling up quick, just 5 spots left now...
  15. Good question... Same set up as we've done before, still open to the US - we've just opened it up for everyone to participate wherever they may live... I'm a little surprised too. Could be the ticket reserve that's throwing people, but it's got to be feasible if I end up headed somewhere like Australia ($2K+ for airfare alone). Its ok, may be a long simmer but someone will win a real treat.