John Barresi

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    Advanced Quad Clinic (Aug 4-5, 2018)

    One spot gone.
  2. Join Scott Weider and John Barresi for two full days of ADVANCED quad line instruction on the beautiful shores of Long Beach WA on Aug 4-5, 2018... Unlike most of our other quad clinics, this event will focus exclusively on more advanced techniques in both individual and team formats focusing on aspects including: Clockwork (all fractions) Bicycle rotation (static and traveling) Reverse flight (directional control) Tip pivot work (forward and reverse) Slack line tricks (axel, flip flac, etc) Flight and cornering without stalling Use of line tension ("pulsing" and "whump") And more! Any team flying exercises will also incorporate more use of and training on these details than usual, to provide a good group learning environment on the topic(s). == SKILL REQUIREMENTS (to participate): Relatively stable hover in any orientation, including inverted Basic reverse flight ability from a sideways hover Basic flight shapes (circle, square, diamond) == Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/jb-testimonials Sign up link - https://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/93-advanced-quad-clinic-aug-4-5-2018/ == 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 Djinn, Phoenix, Freilein, Los Hermanos, etc)... If you plan on participating in the team flying exercises, you'll need to also have a quality 120' set of lines in your bag. Registration is $150 per person ($125 for KiteLife Subscribers) and includes full access to the clinic on both days (10a-4p)... Please note, there are ONLY 16 SPOTS available and we expect them to fill up very quickly. If you're coming, we start the "Advanced Quad 101" portion of this class at 10AM SHARP on Saturday morning... This will NOT include the "basics" many of you are familiar with from previous 101 presentations, we're going right to the in depth flight stuff and more immediate hands on examples / training. RSVP so far: @skline Hope to see you there!
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    4 lines... your choices

    Added the Djinn to the lead list / post.
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    Stunt Kite Clinic (Aug 11-12, 2018)

    This is an excellent opportunity for folks from our last stunt kite clinic to "level up" the information they absorbed in June, as well as to receive the key tips they need to perfect whatever tricks they added to their repertoire in the meantime... We will still do the "stunt kite 101" for first time attendees or those who wish to experience it again, but we'll also keep at least one master instructor available during that timeframe (either Scott Weider or Paul de Bakker) to assist folks who would rather get right to flight exercises, we'll also try to incorporate more opportunities for group example and exercises in the interest of improving the learning experience for everyone, as well as a bit more scheduling (so we all know a bit more what to expect).
  5. Aug 11-12 in Long Beach WA! Led by veteran pilots Scott Weider, Paul de Bakker and myself, this dual line kite workshop is for beginner though master levels, starting from the ins and outs of your equipment on up through fundamental flight techniques and trick flying - we'll also have a few Prism kites on hand for folks to try their hand at team and "ground play" flying without fear of damaging valuable equipment. Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/nnzsmvd Anything with two strings is welcome including foils, stacks with tails and delta stunt kites - the purpose of this workshop is first and foremost to help you maximize the kites you have, and the way you like to fly... During the weekend, we'll cover a whole range of dual line topics that interrelate. Sign up here - https://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/92-stunt-kite-clinic-aug-11-12-2018/ Registration is $125 per person ($100 for KiteLife Subscribers) and includes full access to two days of instruction from 10am-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday... We only have room for 16 students, please RSVP if you plan to participate. RSVP so far: @kff
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    Stunt Kite Clinic (Aug 11-12, 2018)

    One spot gone already!
  7. We’ll lock this topic when @Just Flyin posts their new karma drawing, very soon?
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    Welcome ZOLTAN

    Hello @ZOLTAN, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
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    Welcome Koobecaf Uoykcuf

    Hello @Koobecaf Uoykcuf, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
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    First look!

    Djinn MV (mid vent) in 5-7mph, still some design tweaks to make but close enough to give you our best tease yet. This clip is real-time with no speed adjustment, we just ran it through a Prisma filter to keep a little suspense going. 🤟 https://www.facebook.com/kiteforge/videos/341633012979898/
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    Welcome Matthijs1973

    Hello @Matthijs1973, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
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    Welcome Mies

    Hello @Mies, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
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    First look!

    And a pretty picture!
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    First look!

    Some cool clips from our Instagram page...
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    My first Quad and its a Rev

    Bear in mind, the stock leaders on the B-Series are actually shorter than what most experienced pilots use... As you learn more, you’ll figure out how to use long leaders and still get the kite moving with a little kick or “whump” to activate and maintain the forward drive. There are examples of this in both the Launch & Control and Sail Loading tutorials. Key is, it’s harder to start forward flight when the kite is resting (flat and no frame flex), but once you can flex and hold the frame in a different shape the drive ratio changes to your advantage.
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    Welcome EMILY

    Hello @EMILY, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  17. Hello @vicsinUKflyingRev1.5SLE, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
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    Welcome Big steve

    Hello @Big steve, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
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    Welcome Cosa

    Hello @Cosa, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  20. 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. The winner of this drawing will receive one brand new Kaiju by Kite Forge, complete with 7' lines ($135 value)... Actual prize kite is white and blue, as shown in the photo and video above. == Info on the Kite Forge website: http://kiteforge.com/product/kaiju/ http://kiteforge.com/help-tutorials/ == If you haven't done so already, You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/363, and will be drawn on June 10th, 2018! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin.
  21. 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. The winner of this drawing will receive: One brand new Lil' Dreamer stunt kite from ($96) Skydog Kites! Info on the Skydog website: Dimensions: 74" x 29" Materials: Ripstop Nylon Sail / 6mm Carbon Fiber Frame Skill Level: Beginner - Advanced Wind Range: 3-20mph Line Set: 100lb / 65' (45kg/20m) Dyneema on winder with fly straps http://www.skydogkites.com/stuntkites/lildreamer.shtml If you haven't done so already, You can sign up here.  Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/369, and will be drawn on July 10th, 2018! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin. 
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    Kaiju by Kite Forge (June 10th, 2018)

    The winner for this round is #1453, one brand new Kaiju is going out to @Lordbuka! Thanks to all as always for your support and participation, new prize to be announced shortly.
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    Kaiju by Kite Forge (June 10th, 2018)

    Alright folks, thanks for waiting - got the subscriber database reconciled. Drum roll...
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    Subscriber Number?

    Welcome to our newest members! 1495 @David Zachman 1496 @Stephen Sunderland 1497 @Roger Day 1498 @kff 1499 @mot 1500 @Carl Norman 1501 @John S 1502 @Kataranka 1503 @PhylG 1504 @Bigbear61 1505 @Nostoc 1506 @Sonex128 1507 @Ton Roque 1508 @peterp 1509 @Roadwarrior26 1510 @jvgr 1511 @Anwar 1512 @Linda Marsland 1513 @LarsHH Active subscriber count, 369.
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    Kaiju by Kite Forge (June 10th, 2018)

    Sorry for the delay on this folks - was neck deep in a quad clinic all day yesterday in Wisconsin, drove 6.5 hrs to Detroit last night and flew back to Portland via Chicago today (on the bus to my house as we speak)... Will draw this ASAP, tonight or tomorrow morning at the latest. Thanks for your patience, as always. 😇