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    • By John Barresi
      Join us for two full days of quad instruction on the beautiful shore of Corolla, North Carolina on April 8-9, 2017... 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:
      http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/73-corolla-quad-clinic-apr-7-8-2018/
      Currently registered:
      @esinger @Bill Clay Gina C. ==
      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!
    • By John Barresi
      Join us for two very full days of quad instruction on the beautiful shores of St Annes Beach in Lytham St Annes U.K. on Aug 31 and Sep 1, 2017 immediately before the St Annes International Kite Festival!
      Instructors will be @John Barresi (http://www.johnbarresi.com) and @Josh.Mitcheson.

      DAY ONE - AUG 31
      Quad 101: We'll be covering everything from absolute basics (pure beginner) all the way up through advanced techniques as well as the "weird stuff" like dogstake, short line catch and throw or any other quad line flight styles that may be of interest to the students, this first day is primarily focused on a full range of individual skills.

      DAY TWO - SEP 1
      Team Flying: Actually easier than it looks, team flying is proven to help your skills along much quicker while having a ton of fun at the same time in a very forgiving social environment - after having done 100+ clinics, it's very very rare that fliers didn't find a fair measure of success on the line with others - come on, pave the way for participating in a mega fly at your next event.

      Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/jb-testimonials

      Sign up link - http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/51-uk-quad-clinic-aug-31-sep-1-2017/
      (must use browser to sign up, link above won't work with Tapatalk or KiteLife App)

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      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 - this clinic is not brand-centric, the goal here is to demystify quad flying and set you up to win at your own game.

      If you want to be able to try team flying, 40 metre / 120 ft lines (Skybond or Spectra material) are strongly suggested as the international team standard.

      Registration is $125 (approx £100) per person and includes full access to the clinic on both days (Thu 10a-4p / Fri 10a-3p)... Please note, there are ONLY 20 SPOTS available and we expect them to fill up very quickly.

      If you want some homework, you might also check out the tutorials available at http://www.learnkites.com/

      If you're coming, we start the "Quad 101" portion of this class at 10AM SHARP on Thursday morning... It's jam packed with invaluable information and first time attendees are encouraged to consider attendance mandatory, lots of little details that add dimension to your set up and flight experience.
      RSVP so far:
      @Flintfootfilly @Steve SLF @Caroline Senior @keithgrif (Mr) @keithgrif (Mrs) @Mark Jones @drdante @BarryS @FlyingHigh @sra7913 @gekko @JohnE @Stephen Sunderland @Simon Cooper @Ian Brayshaw @HippyChippy @SKS65 @JWharton @DaveJ Directions - https://goo.gl/maps/siw9CnN9AN32
    • By John Barresi
      SOLD OUT!!
      Join us for two full days of quad instruction in Denmark on September 9-10, 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.

      Exact location is:

      Prins Knuds Dæmning 1, 2791 Dragør, Denmark
      https://goo.gl/maps/88pTcg4U61F2
      (55°35'25.9"N 12°40'31.1"E)

      Saturday's focus will be on flight competence and individual skills, Sunday will shift focus more toward team flying in groups. 

      Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/jb-testimonials

      Registration is $125 per person and includes full access to the clinic on both days (10a-4p, please note - there are only 15 spots available and we expect them to fill up very quickly).
      Sign up here!
      http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/58-danish-quad-clinic-sep-9-10-2017/
      Attending:
      @drdante (Dan) Louise  @Lax @Niels Toftlund Jensen Mirjam @Karl Kristian Hagger Simon @Anders Matson @Hammer_dk (Lars) Per A @Ivar @Farid @The Flying Stars Gerrit S @AERIALIS  
    • By John Barresi
      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:
      http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/54-motor-city-squad-clinic-may-13-14-2017/
      RSVP'd so far:
      @ru4camping @Jason R Hope to see you there!
    • By John Barresi
      Starting this topic to assemble a fairly comprehensive list of all the video tutorial resources available online related to 2 string / dual line / stunt kite / sport kite flying... The list below is somewhat categorized by variety of knowledge, ideally getting more robust and eventually more complex as you work your way through.
      Kite Loft - Fundamentals as taught by kite store staff.
      Hosted by MonkeySee.com Dodd Gross - Fundamental and freestyle trick tutorials.
      Dodd's YouTube channel DVD - Flight School (no link) DVD - Flight School II (no link) DVD - Flight School III (no link) DVD - Flight School IV: More Tricks (YouTube) Prism Kites - Fundamental and freestyle trick tutorials.
      The Way To Fly Advanced Way to Fly (no link) Misc tutorials (YouTube) Reed Design - Animated practice / competition maneuvers (flight paths).
      International Rule Book (IRBC) for team, pairs and individual Stunt Team Competitive Kiting (STACK) for team, pairs and individuals Randy Greenway (aka RandyG) - Freestyle trick tutorials.
      Archive on Kite Clique RandyG on Vimeo Mama74 - Freestyle trick tutorials and studies (repeated examples).
      Mama74 on YouTube Rob Randolph
      Comete tutorial (YouTube) allkabi - 3D animations of trick maneuvers.
      Fractured Axel (YouTube) Flap Jack (YouTube) Roll Up, Half Lazy, Unroll to Fade (YouTube) Trick Sequence 1 (YouTube) And some added info (non-tutorial)
      Trick List (not complete) I'll likely reorganize as time goes on, but please feel free to add anything you've found in a reply and I'll add it to this lead post if I think it fits into what I want to end up with, otherwise it'll stay part of the discussion here - thanks!
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