John Barresi

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    B-Series STD Package (11/15/18)

    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. B-Series STD, roughly a $350 value and no longer manufactured by Revolution as of 2017! This package includes a STANDARD sail, 2 and 3 wrap frames, adjustable handles, DVD and kite sleeve! NOTE: Primary color of the kite in this drawing is RED and BLACK on a STANDARD SAIL... This is regular (factory) model, it is not a Pro by Bazzer, but will still provide excellent flying for whoever wins this. You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/373, and will be drawn on Nov 15th, 2018! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
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    B-Series MID Package (1/1/19)

    Lovely sentiment, warming my heart. 🙏🏻 You know why I’m here. ❤️
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    B-Series MID Package (1/1/19)

    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. B-Series MID, roughly a $350 value and no longer manufactured by Revolution as of 2017! This package includes a MID VENT sail, 2 and 3 wrap frames, adjustable handles, DVD and kite sleeve! NOTE: Primary color of the kite in this drawing is RED and BLACK on a STANDARD SAIL... This is regular (factory) model, it is not a Pro by Bazzer, but will still provide excellent flying for whoever wins this. You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/374, and will be drawn on Jan 1st, 2019! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
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    B-Series MID Package (1/1/19)

    Please note, this will probably be the last B-Series we ever give away... I'm down to a set of just three unopened factory B-Series now which I will probably keep in my collection for sentimental reasons, but we should be able to look forward to seeing some Djinns and other cool stuff coming up for grabs in the coming year!
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    B-Series STD Package (11/15/18)

    Our lucky winner this month is #1469! Huge congrats to @Breezin, I hope this kite serves you well. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you for your ongoing support - will have a new prize up ASAP.
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    B-Series STD Package (11/15/18)

    Alright, drum roll please...
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    Subscriber Number?

    Our newest supporters... 1535 @Todd Council 1536 @More 1537 @DTill 1538 @MikeB Current subscriber count, 374.
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    B-Series STD Package (11/15/18)

    I’d like to blame the lack of smack talking to keep this thread active leading up to the drawing but that would be too easy... Been dealing with big family stuff, I’ll have a winner drawn by the end of the day - thanks for the nudge and patience!
  9. John Barresi

    Spars and Parts

    We've just added Mystic spars, bridle components, end caps and other replacement items to the website. http://kiteforge.com/product-category/spars-framing/ http://kiteforge.com/product-category/small-parts/
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    Sync Bridle (basics)

    Replacement bridle components, simpler and cheaper to replace: http://kiteforge.com/product/sync-bridle-pigtails/ http://kiteforge.com/product/sync-bridle-top-leads/
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    Sync Bridle (basics)

    While I will be working on full length tutorials as weather and time allow, here is a basic intro to the Sync Bridle for those of you not on Facebook. Summary for using the limiter adjustment on the Djinn: My favorite knot (x) for an ideal wind range, second from the inside... ————O—-xO——O——O (end) Shortening the distance between top and bottom decks of the bridle favors center sail compression, sharper response. Lengthening that distance makes a more traditional “pull the leading edge” type of flight easier and reduces sensitivity (good for upper wind ranges when the kite is getting squirrelly). There is also a slight increase in max forward speed when the limiter is lengthened. More formal content is planned for the future, as well as more “on the spot” bits like this - thanks all, can’t wait to see the kite express themselves very differently in each of your hands. ☺️ Also FYI, all Djinns come standard on the middle setting like this: ————O——O—-xO——O (end) Feel free to post any follow up questions here. 👍🏻
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    KiteLife Chat Night!

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    Come join the KiteLife regulars in our free online chat right here in the KL forum on Wednesday nights, starting at 6pm PST / 9pm EST! Hope to see you there - http://kitelife.com/forum/member-chat/ Chat is always friendly, a great place to make friends and pick up tips with novice and master fliers alike.
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    Local Connections

    Hi all, just leaving this here to encourage everyone who'd like to find other fliers in their area - I've just added a "Local Connections" area to the forum where @kevmort was kind enough to start a topic for fliers to find each other in the UK. http://kitelife.com/forum/forum/170-local-connections/ Jump in there to say hello if you're in the UK, or post back here and let me know if you'd like a topic for your own region! "Region" is used loosely, can be either country lines or geographically interactive areas (which may include more than one state or country)... Examples might include: US - Southern California US - Michigan Lakes Or whatever, I just don't want to get into a separate topic for every single US state - include your suggested title and what areas it actually includes. Thanks - fly often, fly with others!
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    Turtling 🐢

    Correct, a quad fade is equivalent to a dual line turtle - the Hadzicki style quad has aerodynamic limitations on its back, LE toward the pilot.
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    KARMA 11/10/18 Prism Micron

    Call it Nov 20th? I think we’ll run these drawings a little longer (duration) through the holiday season anyway, folks be busy and doing the family thing.
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    FS: Revolution 1.5 quad line kite.

    Is this kite still available? (just doing forum housekeeping)
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    Wind Range??

    @makatakam‘s assessment is on point, but the Sync Bridle also moderates the max speed and load up (pull) factor.
  18. Channeling refers to directing the airflow in the sail, deeper channels (the billow in the sail) affect how the air moves as it hits and leaves the sail. How does it affect the back tricks? Well, the sail certainly does “give in” when air hits the back, but you tell me how it works... As for new dual lines, YES, hoping to roll out some new ones under Kite Forge sometime next year - we already have the Kaiju indoor kite with plans in the works for a trickier indoor model and a “true blue” trickable team kite (balance of trick and precision)... Stay tuned.
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    Turtling 🐢

    Both, also how high the kite is in the window - the higher it is, the easier it gets to throw it into a turtle.
  20. Aye, bear in mind the Kymera is a now discontinued design targeted to intermediate pilots, but the “looseness” takes on some shaping once the sail is loaded - more sail area with the same frame specs, creates some channeling.
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    Local Connections

    @RobB, got any leads?
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    Sync Bridle (basics)

    Spot on description of some Sync Bridle dynamics here: https://www.facebook.com/100000017798156/posts/2243431622334076/
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    XT and HV prototyping...

    Added more vents, more testing this week.
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    XT and HV prototyping...

    And the work begins!
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    Shipping update!

    42 custom kites will be delivered this week, stay tuned.