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John Barresi

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John Barresi last won the day on January 10

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About John Barresi

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  • Birthday 06/01/1975

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Kymera, B-Series Pro, B2, B-Series Zen, Indoor Rev, Zen Glider.
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    August 1990, San Francisco CA
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    Portland, OR USA
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    United States
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    Web publishing and promotion, kite flying of all kinds, travel anywhere... Global kite culture.
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  1. Never saw that on Bazzer kites, credit as far as I know goes to Lam Hoac, first place I saw it in use many years ago, long before Bazzer even flew quads - but I hadn't seen them on any commercially sold quads until the Djinn. Just saying, but do your thang man. ✌️
  2. Somewhat related... https://kitelife.com/2012/06/28/when-it-becomes-routine/ https://kitelife.com/2012/03/30/flying-with-intent/
  3. I beg to differ on one point only - "bicycle" spin does indeed indicate a rotation around the center with no loss of altitude, a traveling bicycle is more or less the same principle but with controlled movement / direction change around the wind window while spinning. Never heard the term moonwalk used officially, I'd guess it's more localized colloquial.
  4. John Barresi


    Roger that! 👍🏻👍🏻
  5. Nice to see someone else adopt the bottom bungee knot covers, finally. 😇
  6. John Barresi


    Sweet. ❤️ You talking wind range?
  7. Bias aside, I found much the same - Kaiju was / is intended as a less quirky, more "all rounder" type of handling.
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  11. And some people like drinking scotch, some people like wine - power to ya, great thing about having choices. 👍🏻 For what it's worth, I've found the "whump" is applicable on ANY quad or bridle for the desired effect, some more than others - French bridles and original Rev bridles more so than I found on the Sync. My sense is that you still don't actually understand what the point of it is - whump isn't a "jerk and herk" movement, it's the little tiny give and snap that we ALL do to jump off the line, versus simply pulling back on the top lines. That's it.
  12. Blue fade has been my trademark color for years, in varying forms.
  13. The key to "whump" is the flexed shape of the kite... Whump sets and holds a particular shape and line tension (the same that you are desiring) immediately, as opposed to "ramping up" speed from a simple top line pull until the kite shapes itself. Shape determines the performance of the kite, the top pilots work that shape intentionally to coerce different responses for different needs.
  14. A couple comments in context... https://kitelife.com/forum/topic/9033-my-first-quad-and-its-a-rev/?do=findComment&comment=72718 https://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5530-pigtails-tuning-your-quad-with-knotted-leaders/?do=findComment&comment=71645
  15. For what its worth, I do intend to produce some videos with exercise maneuvers, but nothing "tiered" in any other way except professed difficulty - my style isn't conducive to "passing levels" and top, bottom or supposedly "mastered master's mastering masters the master level" tiers.
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