May 3rd at 5pm-6pm PST (8pm-9pm EST)
Please consider yourself cordially invited to a group chat with all four members of Team KiteLife:
John Barresi ( @John Barresi )
Scott Benz ( @mystainedskin )
Eli Russell ( @windpoacher )
Brett Marchel ( @Flight Risk )
Team members will be on hand to answer ANY and all questions you might have about dual, quad or performance flying, including the many odd topics enjoyed by them like dogstake, indoor, team flying, etc... We're an open book, pick our brains, we're happy to help!
Stay tuned for a link to the chat itself!
Join us for two full days of hard core TEAM QUAD instruction on May 13-14, 2017 with three members of Team KiteLife including @John Barresi and Scott Benz (@mystainedskin) on both days with Brett Marchel (@Flight Risk) joining us on Sunday at the Munson Soccer Fields near Detroit MI.
Location - https://goo.gl/maps/iszmxLfeQzT2
NOTE: This event has been reformatted - it is open to intermediate fliers or better only, focus will be on team flying and certain skills are required including basic hovers, figure 8 flight and fundamental speed control.
Please also note, there are only 8 spots available!
Saturday morning we'll have a rountable about team philosophy and dynamics, this covers a metric ton of stuff that even the "pros" think they know, but don't... Then we'll break up into two teams, rotating students between the two groups to work on team maneuvers and basic skill improvements, then we'll do a mega fly to close out the day, wind allowing.
I'd also like to identify who, if anyone is interested in learning how to call a team on their own... This is a great chance for warm hearted coaching and friendly cohorts, really as painless and fun as it gets.
Sunday will be more of the same, turned up few notches.
Ideal choice of equipment for this class is any model of "1.5" style kites (includes EXP, SLE, B-Series, printed specials, Phoenix, Shook, Swiss Made, Freilein, etc) - we'll go through painless equipment set up, good tuning and all aspects of flight - the goal here is to demystify quad flying and set you up to win... Again, ANY type of basic "1.5 platform" quad line kite is acceptable for participation.
Students will use their own kites, 120' length is REQUIRED for all team exercises.
Must be Skybond or spectra lines for team flying.
Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/jb-testimonials
Registration is $175 per person and includes full access to the clinic on both days (10a-4p), a discounted rate of $150 is available to KiteLife subscribers.
KiteLife subscription info - http://join.kitelife.com
Clinic sign up link:
RSVP'd so far:
Hope to see you there!
Supersonic template 3 inch bigger at the V cut. i used the original frame and spars. is flying good but i need to do some adjustments at the bridle to make him to respond better at hovering and slow fly
Super stoked to announce that Team KiteLife will be returning to the SPI Kite Festival in February!
Thursday, Feb 2 evening: Indoor show (tickets available at B&S Kites)
Fri/Sat, Feb 3-4 all day: Outdoor festival
Additionally, we'll be offering TWO separate workshops / clinics / classes on Sunday Feb 5th!
These are fun and educational workshops covering the most important aspects of dual or quad line kite flying and we do cover a lot of important fundamentals in the starting presentation of each class, so please be on time.
If we have full classes would mean one instructor for every 2.5 students over the course of three hours, with four instructors rotating through the class... That's a ton of personal, one-on-one time with experienced fliers.
Included for each discipline:
Basic introduction to kite types and bridle / tuning
Field-proven techniques for setting up and breaking down your gear
Basics of flight posture, body, hands and feet, as well as line tension
Training with an instructor on your own kite(s), building your skills
FYI, you CAN register for both dual and quad line classes if you fly both styles!
Please note, kites are NOT provided.
Location: The Flats in South Padre Island TX
NOTE: The sign up links below will NOT work on Tapatalk or the KiteLife App, you must use a normal browser (mobile or desktop).
9am-12pm: DUAL LINE Instruction (10 students max) $50
Tickets - http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/41-tkl-clinic-spi-dual-line-feb-5th-2016/< 1 hr lunch break >
1pm-4pm: QUAD LINE instruction (10 students max) $50
Tickets - http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/43-tkl-clinic-spi-quad-line-feb-5th-2016/
RSVPs for Dual Line (6 spots open):
RSVPs for Quad Line (8 spots open):