Video Tutorials

One of our ongoing projects is the creation of essential sport kite video tutorials that appeal to both hard core fliers and beginners alike… The tutorials you’ll find here are very casual in nature but generally VERY detailed and specialized, so that viewers can learn at a comfortable, yet efficient speed.

  • Most of our outdoor tutorials are picture-in-picture (PIP), showing both kite and hands at work.
  • While we favor certain kite models, the tutorials will translate to any other comparable kites.
Click here to sign up for full access to our tutorials, or read below for more information.

Testimonials

Just a few of the many glowing testimonials we’ve received:

I first watched the hover and line management videos that were available free. I was impressed with the quality of the videos and how well the picture in picture worked! These totally hooked me and I knew I needed to have these videos in my personal collection. John’s method for learning the inverted hover was key to me *FINALLY* getting it!

- Brett Howard -

I am brand new to quad line kites. Your series is great. The picture in picture is so helpful. Thank you!!!!

- nihlan43 (via YouTube) -

This certainly should cut-down on my walk(s) of shame! Thanks JB! Great Tips!

- JynxStuff (via YouTube) -

I find it a bit scary that I just spent 10 minutes watching a video on winding and unwinding lines. Still deciding if I should admit I liked it. I’m definitely not going to admit I learned something. Now if I can just avoid hitting Enter by accident no one need ever know.

- bowcross (via YouTube) -

While our  videos may feature other fliers, the primary instructor is John Barresi:

I really enjoy flying anything with more than one line on it, and sometimes just one… End of the day though, one of the most enjoyable aspects of kiting that I’ve experienced over the past several years has been getting more knowledge and information out there to fliers, watching them spread their wings and find some of the same joy I’ve found in the pastime.

- JB -

Sample Tutorials

Subscriptions

While we’re passionate about creating tutorials such as these, it takes a significant amount of time and effort to plan the narration, find good venues for video, do repetitive filming, video editing, uploading and organizing… We work the make the essential (beginner) tutorials available to anyone free of charge, but restrict intermediate and advanced tutorial access to our official Kitelife subscribers.

We wouldn’t be able to continue without to the support of our loyal Subscribers… If you find our services, archives and mission valuable to yourself and the kiting community, please consider signing up today. It may not seem like much, but every subscriber makes a tremendous difference!

Subscriber benefits:

- Entry into prize drawings every 4-6 weeks

- Unlimited performance video downloads

- Unlimited video tutorial downloads

- Subscriber status on the Kitelife forum

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Full Index

(videos marked *** require a paid subscription and log in to download)

Beginner

Rev Tutorial – Larks Head Knot
Download | YouTube

Rev Tutorial – Assembly and Disassembly
Download | YouTube

Rev Tutorial – Changing Frames
Download | YouTube

Rev Tutorial – Line Management
Download | YouTube

Rev Tutorial – Line Equalizing
Download | YouTube

Rev Tutorial – Line Weight & Length
Download | YouTube

Rev Tutorial – Launch and Control
Download | YouTube

Rev Tutorial – Wind Window
Download | YouTube

Rev Tutorial – Figure 8
Download | YouTube

Rev Tutorial – Flat Relaunch
Download | YouTube

Rev Tutorial – Basic Hovers
Download | YouTube

Rev Tutorial – 180 w/ Positive Drive
Download | YouTube

Rev Tutorial – Rollover Landing
Download | YouTube

Intermediate

Rev Tutorial – Body, Posture and Grip ***
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Rev Tutorial – Tuning Theory I ***
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Rev Tutorial – Kite Walk ***
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Rev Tutorial – Side Slide ***
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Rev Tutorial – Inverted Hover ***
Download

Rev Tutorial – Reverse Flight ***
Download

Rev Tutorial – Bicycle Rotation ***
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Advanced

Rev Tutorial – Sail Loading ***
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Rev Tutorial – Clockwork ***
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Rev Tutorial – Flic Flac ***
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Rev Tutorial – Rotational Drills ***
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Rev Tutorial – Traveling Bicycle ***
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Rev Tutorial – Light Wind Flying ***
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Rev Tutorial – 3D Flying ***
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Rev Tutorial – Water Flying ***
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Beginner

Indoor Rev Tutorial – Introduction
HD 1280×720
| iPod 640×360 | YouTube

Indoor Rev Tutorial – Assembly and Disassembly
HD 1280×720
| iPod 640×360 | YouTube

Indoor Rev Tutorial – Launch and 360
HD 1280×720
| iPod 640×360 | YouTube

Indoor Rev Tutorial – Relaunch
HD 1280×720
| iPod 640×360 | YouTube

Intermediate

Indoor Rev Tutorial – Redirection
HD 1280×720
| iPod 640×360 | YouTube

Indoor Rev Tutorial – Slide / Float
HD 1280×720
| iPod 640×360 | YouTube

Indoor Rev Tutorial – Up and Over
HD 1280×720
| iPod 640×360 | YouTube

Indoor Rev Tutorial – Catch and Throw (Basic)
HD 1280×720
| iPod 640×36) | YouTube

Advanced

Indoor Rev Tutorial – Catch and Throw (Advanced) ***
HD 1280×720
| iPod 640×360

Beginner

Dual Line Tutorial – Assembly and Disassembly
HD 1280×720
| iPod 640×360 | YouTube

Intermediate

Stay tuned.

Advanced

Stay tuned.

Future Tutorials

As of this writing, we still have over 75 more topics on the “to do” list for new tutorials, both dual and quad line, indoors and out… For us, it’s just a matter of time and having reasonable conditions in which to film and illustrate the various skills.

If you’d like to be notified of new additions to the index, be sure to connect with us through our email list, Facebook or Twitter… In the meantime, if you enjoy the resources here at Kitelife, we heartily encourage you to become an official subscriber – we couldn’t do all of this without the support of folks like yourself.

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