John Barresi

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About John Barresi

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    KiteLife Owner
  • Birthday 06/01/1975

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Kymera, B-Series Pro, B2, B-Series Zen, Indoor Rev, Zen Glider.
  • Flying Since
    August 1990, San Francisco CA
  • Location
    Portland, OR USA
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    Web publishing and promotion, kite flying of all kinds, travel anywhere... Global kite culture.
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  1. John Barresi

    Trick names.

    I don’t recall where they are, but there are some kite trick origin lists here and there on the web. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  2. John Barresi

    Certificates expired.

    Thanks all for caring enough to notify and be involved, terribly sorry I took so long to reply... Happily, all is well now - please don't let me occasional lapses discourage you from letting us know things like this, it is ALWAYS appreciated. 🙏
  3. John Barresi

    Djinn ST by Kite Forge (2/21/19)

    Hopefully this compensates somewhat for the delay with our last drawing. And for the record, it *might* be possible too negotiate the model (ST/MV/VT) if you already have a Djinn ST in your bag. No promises, but you guys know I'm always keen to try and find a happy balance.
  4. John Barresi

    Djinn ST by Kite Forge (2/21/19)

    We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way. Djinn ST from Kite Forge, $375 value, in your choice of standard colors (cool, hot, green or purple fade)! == Full info - More videos - This package includes a ST (standard) sail, Mystic 12 frame and a kite sleeve! NOTE: You will be able to choose any one of the standard color combos, but it will be exactly the same Djinn ST configuration that I fly myself - no special mods needed, it's already a boss right out of the bag... We should be able to ship from existing inventory when a winner is drawn, worst case will be 2-4 weeks for restock (depending on color choice). You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/377, and will be drawn on Feb 21st, 2019! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
  5. John Barresi

    B-Series MID Package (1/1/19)

    The winner of this brand new B-Series mid vent package is #1176, big congratulations to @Rudy64! I'll send you a message shortly for a shipping address. Will post a new prize soon as I can!
  6. John Barresi

    B-Series MID Package (1/1/19)

    Hi folks, thanks so much for your patience - its been a tough month for me personally. Anyway, no excuses... Let's give away some shwag!!! Drum roll...
  7. John Barresi

    Subscriber Number?

    Latest additions to the family... 1539 @SmokeHavel 1540 @Axident 1541 @Loopy Kiter 1542 @FlyingAK 1543 @Jim Doman Current subscriber count, 377.
  8. John Barresi

    Favorite SUL?

    Here’s an old article about Will Sturdy.
  9. John Barresi

    Up for multiple awards...

    Sharing this to ask for your support, both Kite Forge and the Djinn are up for multiple awards with Addict Kite (France) this year and voting is open to all, can vote daily!
  10. John Barresi

    Live on FB today...

    Had some sweet flights on my local dock today... Man, what a sweet ride. 🤘🤘 Djinn ST, 30’x50# lines. == == ==
  11. John Barresi

    Shipping update!

    Most of the last batch has already arrived in flyers’s hands and I’m pleased to report our builders are back to 100%... As always, subject to variables and shipping time, 46 more Djinn (mixed customs and stock colors) should be on their way to us as of Dec 14, there is even a fighting chance they’ll be delivered to North American flyers in time for Christmas. Thanks for your ongoing patience, we’re nearly caught up now. ✌️
  12. John Barresi

    Got a drone to film kiting...

    Just a mash up from yesterday, playing with angles and automated functions.
  13. John Barresi

    Thinking about buying a machine

    I have an old Pfaff 1222, very stable and simple, mostly metal, worked for everything I need.
  14. John Barresi

    Got a drone to film kiting...

    Playing with the Active Track function (locked onto my body - it didn’t want to recognize the kite). Nothing exceptional, music is only there so it’s not so boring to examine the video - just playing with the drone functions still. Obviously LOTS yet to learn.
  15. John Barresi

    Favorite SUL?

    The other strong issue is the MASSIVE attrition in both high end kite buyers and cottage kite makers... Also, manufacturers and stores both used to be owned and staffed by hard core kite folks, those are farther and fewer than ever and practically none in the US, so most of what we have available isn’t conceived by true end users.