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John Barresi

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  1. There's like, a slow and striking power behind the kites... One of my favorite views in kiting is when Sam Ritter and Lee Sedgwick are coasting their stacks over a crowd... Just a different kind of beautiful! There is a lot more arm motion with stacks, as you pull and lead them through the sky... The stack is a little more like tai chi for me, as opposed to something akin to kung fu on single kites. The only places I see the stacks fall behind is 1/4 or 1/8 clockwork turns, or a sustained upside-down hover in one spot... During both of these moves, the back kite will eventually start to shimmy and the whole thing becomes unstable until you pop it into drive again.
  2. FYI - Benson has agreed to send us an AirBow for review, and then to give away in our subscriber drawings... Trying to actually get it here, but he said he's game.
  3. I've also heard from a couple fliers that they prefer 80# lines indoors as they are stiffer length-wise, and thus less likely to loop into spaghetti knots during 3-D, etc.
  4. It's time for us to announce our next drawing: http://www.kitelife.com/prizes/akaDVD_swallowkites36/ Winners will be drawn on June 10th, 2004.
  5. Drum roll please... The winner of this great prize is: Patti Clements - Subscriber #31 Congratulations Patti!! Our new prizes will be announced in the next couple days.
  6. That is a very good question, as I am planning on going to that one... Has anyone talked the organizers?
  7. If remember right, I think you are correct.
  8. Hehehe... Glad to have you on the web Rick! You can add your site to our links through "add your site" here... http://www.kitelife.com/weblinks I'll have a PayPal link for you by this afternoon when I get off work from my day job.
  9. Courtesy of ex-NWSKL president Bud Hayes: Hi all, I hate to say it but due to the previously mentioned "combination of events" the nwskl.com site is still down. Turns out that I missed the renewal date for the nwskl.com domain by one day, which turned out to be a big problem. Once you pass the due date, the fee to renew goes up by 10 times. That's right, one day, TEN TIMES THE PRICE. Needless to say, I told them where to put it and regained our old domain name of www.nwskl.org and the contents of the site have been changed to reflect the new address. This was a bit more of a challenge than I was hoping for, so if you find anything that is not working correctly, please let me know at webmaster@nwskl.org . So for now, I think we are 100% at http://www.nwskl.org . I hope to reclaim our nwskl.com when the hostage situation has passed so that anybody who has links to that page won't have to change. Sorry for any inconvenience, but we're back up for now and should be totally back to normal soon. Keep those good thoughts going for our club members competing in France. May they kick some kite tail! Bud
  10. I think it's the Sedgwicks, as with Sue's illness (cancer?) she doesn't fly the big stacks anymore... Even Ann Ritter will fly 3 or 4 stacks sometimes.
  11. I'll vouch for 7 train lines... With such a long leading edge, the center needs something load bearing... Plus, it's one train line from each point as CLT described. You can barely make out the top five sets of train lines in this photo.
  12. Sorry guys! I just activated the fast reply option under My Controls > Board Settings so that it appears at the bottom of each topic... To my chagrin, I found that the code to make spell check appear was inside the text box! Well, for those that would like to use that feature you will be pleased to see spell check works on it now, with no problems. (it should be visible below this message if turned on in your settings) Thanks for your patience!
  13. Our next prize is up and ready... A brand new Rev I from Revolution Kites, complete with handles and VHS training video, all you need are lines! http://www.kitelife.com/prizes/rev-I_sedgwick35 If you're not already signed up, you can do so here: http://www.kitelife.com/subscribe
  14. Just got an email from the NWSKL webmaster (Bud Hayes) announcing that 2004 registration forms are available for 2004 NWSKL events... Get 'em here: http://www.nwskl.com/events.htm
  15. We'll be deciding on the next prize(s) tomorrow, and will post here as well as send out emails advising everyone of the new goodies to be won here at Kitelife!
  16. For the authentic Fighter Kite kit from Ahmedabad, India... Paul Fortin - Subscriber #12 And for the 12' Tako (Octopus Kite) from Gomberg Kites... Kirk Dulaney - Subscriber #27 Our heart-felt congratulations to these gentleman... As well as my sincere and personal thanks to them (all of you too), for making Kitelife one of the finest kiting resources on the web... We couldn't do it without you! Really, truly, thank you!
  17. I am willing to review any such submissions.
  18. After trying to upload myself, I found there is actually some problem on this end, I will look into it ASAP.
  19. The photo kudos for Kite Party go to John Chilese of the Bay Area... He does shoot some great stuff.
  20. Good stuff Jason! Even being a Rev buff myself, I found that list to very cool. We could almost write an article on the Rev alone huh? LOL...
  21. There are two forum areas for this: Kite Swap/Trade http://kitelife.com/forum/index.php?showforum=31 or... Kites for Sale http://kitelife.com/forum/index.php?showforum=32 I currently have nothing set up for auctions. Let me know if you have any other questions.
  22. Cody, first thing you do is start posting the forum message you want to include a picture in... Once you have that message prepared, before you press the "Add Reply" button to make it public, instead click "Browse...", locate the file you want, and then hit "Add Reply". I was indeed in Jacksonville 1990... Land of fire ants. That was my first year in sport kite competition (Experienced Class).
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