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  • advanced Rev Tutorial - Traveling Bicycle By John Barresi

    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this installment provides a thorough step by step introduction to the execution and theory of the traveling bicycle maneuver. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.
  • advanced Indoor Dual Line 09 - Rodeo (pt 1) By John Barresi

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    This tutorial from Kitelife.com breaks down the basic method for "rodeo style" flight on most indoor dual line sport / stunt kites, wherein the pilot steers with one hand and drives the kite using a lariat or lasso type motion including the potential to fly "underneath". You can look forward to a growing collection of similar tutorials covering equipment, flight techniques and other "pro secrets" gathered from over 20 years in the kiting community... A number of them will be available here
  • intermediate Indoor Dual Line 08 - Fade (Launch and Hold) By John Barresi

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    This tutorial from Kitelife.com breaks down the fade launch on most indoor dual line sport / stunt kites, including holding / raising the fade and pulling it to a catch. You can look forward to a growing collection of similar tutorials covering equipment, flight techniques and other "pro secrets" gathered from over 20 years in the kiting community... A number of them will be available here on YouTube, while the majority of these tutorials will be located in the Kitelife Subscribers section,
  • advanced Rev Tutorial - Sail Loading By John Barresi

    Another in the ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this one detailing the dynamic of Sail Loading wherein the pilot is able to compress and decompress wind in the sail at will, using that pressure and added control to flex and unflex the frame, creating a far greater range of movement in varying wind conditions. One of the greatest uses for Sail Loading is that it also serves to minimize the amount of input required,
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      • I have just received my first Djinn vented including the Pro Handles. I tried to fly with too little wind with no effect.

        With wind 6-15 brilliant. Messing around with leader lengths found what I considered a good starting point.

        Problem_ I have small hands, my middle fingers will not grip the handle (Duy...... Syndrome.) Trying to use JB,s Hand positions becomes difficult-

        If I place thumb on top of the handle my index fingers above the foam grip. I then lower my index finger my thumb is then on the back of the top tube. I can use my ring and little finger to hold the Foam. At present I am tempted to fashion a moulded thumb rest on the back face of the top tube.

        With the grip I am using I am able to give brake input Sideways 0-80 so I am towards JB,s ideal

        Any views on fashioning extra moulding on handles? Or any solutions to my Grip style

         

         

      • I was flying my Barresi Signature Series 1.5 Rev. In the past I used to tighten the brake lines rather than lengthen the top lines.

        Having watched the video, I added 13" graphite handles and added My home made top leaders ( Toal length 6" knotted 1" gaps.

        Wind was 1to 3 mph. On 12'' handles with equal leaders the kite took off OK and was manouvrable.

        On changing Handles to 13" and using full extension top leaders it was immediately noticeable that there was more control,

        and I was able to use the handles in the More horizontal attitude rather than the upright hold. I definitely recommend that top leaders are used. I will need to practice this in future.

        I suffer from some arthritis in my hands and fingers so was sceptical that balancing on the fingers would work. I was pleasantly surprised and with more practice perhaps a step up to ???

         

         

         

      • Looked at it again after quite a while. And learned something again. :sq-smile:

      • The ending slides <key concepts/points> are good

      • I appreciate the clear video and audio.  The walk-thrus with details followed by the real time examples is nice.

        my goal will be to do it all standing...way cool.   

        thanks for sharing your experience it helps newbies like me <smile>

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