khsidekick

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khsidekick last won the day on May 14

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About khsidekick

  • Rank
    Newbie

Profile Information

  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Revolutions. Depends on the wind
  • Flying Since
    1980
  • Location
    Parachute Colorado
  • Interests
    Jeeping, dirt bikes, fishing, sxs
    And flying kites with my son.
  • Gender
    Male

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  • Country
    United States

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  1. It's hard to believe it's been a week since our amazing experience with John. As I think back on this experience I can't help but smile. We learned so much from him. He has such a patient and caring way of teaching. His passion can be seen in everything he taught us. He took the time to show us everything from how to store our kites properly to how to hold our handles to what is the right line to use. He really took his time to help with the basics like flat launches with a four string kite; proper hand grip with each type of kite and hand location. We learned so many different types of kiting. We learned how to fly 2 line stunt kites; 4 line revs ( mid vent, full sail and light to no wind); indoor strategies and techniques; fighter kites and awesome gliders in our house! He even taught my son to fly with a dog stack! We learned how to fly as a team which was unbelievable for beginners!! We learned many kiting ideas and principles but the one that helped me the most was what John calls the "whump". The whump means to load your sail and move it forward. This technique was life changing for us to be able to fly in light to no wind. The wind varies so much in Colorado that things became challenging sometimes but John never gave up trying and was able to teach us in any condition. He not only flew with us for hours on end he also stayed up late to share his vast knowledge of kiting. His passion for kiting can be felt in the way he teaches because he is so willing to continue to work on the same thing over and over with such patience and encouragement. John was such an easy person to have stay with us. He never asked for anything from us and was so willing to sleep wherever at our house! He joined us in some family obligations and was so willing to do anything!! We would do this experience over and over if we had the chance! We recommend for anyone willing to have the best experience ever to buy tickets to JB for a weekend! It will truly be a life changing experience!! Thanks again John for touching our lives and creating a lifetime of memories:) Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  2. Awesome. Thanks for the great opportunity. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  3. That's awesome thank you! Can't wait to see it in the air. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  4. Wow! We could not have imagined how incredible our experience would be when we won the JB for a weekend raffle. We knew we would love it but there are not words to express how amazing the experience was! John Barresi could not have been more accommodating to us and was willing to show us anything and everything. He went more than above and beyond to make us feel special. We still can't wipe the smiles off our faces. This weekend will be memories our family talks about forever! We would recommend to anyone to buy tickets if John does this again! You will not be disappointed!! We would buy tickets and do it again and again!! Greatest thanks to John and his family for sharing him with ours!! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. I tried too and it said the same thing. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. My back window sure needs one! [emoji847] Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. Just send it my way now please. [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  8. Good deal Soggy. Glad to hear you get to keep them. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  9. I enjoy flying my supersonic or B2 in winds like that. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  10. REI carries a quality 1/8 shock cord. I picked up several feet of it really cheap. Seems to be the same as what came on my Rev kites and is working well. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  11. It look similar to the ABS kite. [emoji39] Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  12. I'd like to be but no. I don't have anything I want to pass on yet. [emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  13. Good idea. I just started flying indoors and have noticed the lines are hard too see at times. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  14. I bought one of the "other brands" kite bags for my kid. Quality of materials is way less than my Rev bag but for $80 it will do just fine for my 14 year old. It's about what I expected for where it was made and the price. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  15. viral

    The title thru me off too. Awesome video. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app