By John Barresi
Join us for two full days of quad instruction on the beautiful shore of Corolla, North Carolina on April 7-8, 2018... We'll be covering everything from absolute basics (pure beginner) all the way up through advanced techniques as well as both introductory and advanced team flying that is proven to help your skills along much quicker while having a ton of fun at the same time in a very forgiving environment.
Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/jb-testimonials
Sign up link:
@esinger @Bill Clay Gina C. @Dave Schutsky Adam S. @Doug Coates @jsc2501 @Mike Klaiber @David Coffey ==
Ideal choice of equipment for this class is any model of Revolution 1.5 (includes EXP, SLE, B-Series, printed specials, etc) or similar "1.5 platform" models (like Phoenix, Freilein, Los Hermanos, 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.
If you plan on trying out team flying, you'll need to also have a quality 120' set of lines in your bag.
Registration is $175 per person ($150 for KiteLife Subscribers) and includes full access to the clinic on both days (10a-4p)... Please note, there are ONLY 12 SPOTS left available and we expect them to fill up very quickly.
NOTE: We are unable to refund in the event of inclement weather, etc, but can provide full credit toward future KiteLife purchases.
If you're coming, we start the "Quad 101" portion of this class at 10AM SHARP on Saturday morning... It's jam packed with invaluable information and first time attendees are encouraged to consider attendance mandatory, countless details that add dimension to your set up and flight experience.
NOTE: We'll all meet at Flying Smiles Kites around 9am for a quick meet/greet, and to choose our flying site based on wind direction at the time.
If you are unable to make it by 9am, you can text or call me directly via 503-890-0280 to find out where everyone will be.
For anyone who needs equipment or parts while in town, you can get pretty much anything you need from the Cath and Eliot Shook at Flying Smiles Kites right there in Corolla, just a few minutes away from the field.
Hope to see you there!
Abatross 5 Stack Quad RTF $625 Shipping included (U.S. only without special arrangements)
3 Line sets: #150 #200 #400 x 82'
2 Handle sets: Carbon and standard power style quad
3 extra spars
1 Pair Peter Lynn Kite Killers
Custom Burrito roll wrap for Stack
Homemade bag with Back Pack style straps
Like new...needs 2 lower vertical bungees (pictured) Otherwise you would not have known without video
Slight color bleed on rear sail (pictured) Very Minor
Pics can be viewed using a Google Drive link here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ux88lTE6lJsH-uClqaSZ60-tZZBsFhiv?usp=sharing
Also a video of my test drive in low wind and input on flying it here:
By John Barresi
Registration for one person, provides full access to instruction at this fun and educational workshop covering the most important aspects of QUAD LINE flying on The Flats in South Padre Island TX (capped at 20 students total) following the SPI Kite Festival.
Skill levels from first time flyers all the way up to masters are welcome, there is content for everyone and four instructors (ratio of 5 to 1) available all day including Team KiteLife members John Barresi, Scott Benz (@mystainedskin), Eli Russell (@windpoacher) and Brett Marchel (@Flight Risk).
Schedule is 10am to 4pm - we cover an incredible library of important fundamentals in the “Quad 101” starting presentation, so please do be on time and consider something for taking notes - this is also a bring your own kite affair, but all types are welcome.
We will break for a one hour lunch around noon, but some of the instructors will still be on the field assisting with remedial skills.
By early afternoon we should be introducing folks to how easy team flying can be with a little information and understanding of how it all works - those who feel ready will also participate in a mega fly all together... NOTE: Team flying participation does require 120’ length lines and a 1.5 comparable kite of any brand.
Signed up so far:
@chucka @frob ==
Registration fee - $80