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Join us for two full days of in-depth roundtable quad instruction for all skill levels with 31-time US champion John Barresi at Johnson's Beach near Pensacola FL on February 22-23, 2020...

This is the workshop for folks who want to build up their solo skills and the very basics of team flying!

Exact location - https://goo.gl/maps/3eQTPjfRmtH6iRSp8

We'll be covering everything from absolute basics (pure beginner) all the way up through advanced techniques and team flying, as well as identifying short flight routines that are sure to help your skills along while having fun at the same time.

Saturday morning is always a group presentation, full 101 on the ins and outs of quad kites, equipment and related theory, this covers a metric ton of stuff that even the "pros" think they know, but don't... From there, we usually go through the fundamentals of clean launching, landing and control methods... Students then break up onto their own kites to work on the "homework" (maneuver combinations) that I'll distribute beforehand, during which instructor(s) will make the rounds between each flier, offering supporting instruction, as well as addressing individual interests.

Sunday is the same without a 101 presentation, followed by a couple hours (or more) of team skills introduction to close out the day. Students will use their own kites, any line length will work (80'-90' is very common) but 120' length will be required for team exercises. Must be spectra or Skybond lines for team flying.

Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/jb-testimonials

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Registration is $150 per person and includes full access to the clinic on both days (10a-4p), discounted to $125 for KiteLife subscribers.

Clinic sign up here - https://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/102-2020-emerald-coast-quad-clinic-feb-22-23-2020/

 

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Please note, there are only 12 spots available and we expect them to fill up very quickly.

Also be advised, there is a State Park fee for parking - $20 is good for 7 days, full info here:  

https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/entrancefees.htm

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Signed up so far:

  1. @David Coffey
  2. @Gabriel465 (Joe)
  3. @Bryant
  4. @Melissa Wallace
  5. @ruthl1
  6. @Deke Haid
  7. @DonFibonacci
  8. @Tdowns
  9. @Wooljr
  10. TBA
  11. TBA
  12. TBA

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@Wooljr

If you join Kitelife as a paid subscriber,   https://kitelife.com/forum/subscriptions/

You not only receive the discount identified here but also you will be automatically entered in the regular KiteLife drawings. You'll also gain access to tutorials and downloads.

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We're actually having problems with our credit card gateway here on the forum so everyone who registered using a credit card got a process that looks complete, charge is appearing on their statement, but the payment actually failed on our side so the registrations have NOT completed and the apparent charges should void themselves soon if not already.

Affected:

@Melissa Wallace, @Deke Haid, @ruthl1

Also affected, one member who tried to subscribe to KiteLife using a credit card:

@Wooljr

Terribly sorry for the inconvenience, I'm having our tech support look at the issue - in lieu of a timely solution, I may need to make payment arrangements with you directly in order to finalize your sign ups once you've verified that you've not actually been charged. 🙏🏻

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We're not running out of spots yet FYI, and I'll remember the true "first come first serve" order of attempted sign ups, you too @Wooljr (won't lose your spot). 👍🏻

Please stand by. 🙏🏻

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Ok folks, our payment gateway appears to be working properly now!

@ruthl1, @Deke Haid, @Melissa Wallace - should be all set now, no further action necessary. ;)

@Wooljr's subscription is also good now, so feel free to sign up for the clinic if you like!

@Fosgatekc and @Mark Jones, your accessory orders have processed and we'll ship ASAP. ✌️

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Quick question from a beach-flying newbie - I only have golf ball stakes made from "standard" tent stakes, probably about 10-12 inches long.  Is that sufficient for this clinic?  If not, what would you recommend?

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On 1/15/2020 at 12:03 PM, DonFibonacci said:

Any tips on lodging?

Not sure there's anything actually in Perdido Key but Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, downtown Pensacola is what's close. I'm actually tent camping a couple miles away at Big Lagoon State Park. 

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On 1/11/2020 at 7:28 AM, John Barresi said:

Also, two orders for leaders have failed the same way for:

@Fosgatekc and @Mark Jones

These orders are not in process until I figure out the payment issue. 🙏🏻

Is it possible to bring a few leader sets with you? If so, I'd like 4 please. Color not an issue.

On 1/15/2020 at 12:03 PM, DonFibonacci said:

Any tips on lodging?

Not sure there's anything actually in Perdido Key. Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, downtown Pensacola is what's close. 

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21 minutes ago, RaginCajun said:

Is it possible to bring a few leader sets with you? If so, I'd like 4 please. Color not an issue

I'll bring whatever I can pick up from TK before I head out; for sure. 👍🏻

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8 minutes ago, John Barresi said:

I'll bring whatever I can pick up from TK before I head out; for sure. 👍🏻

Thank you kind sir, you are much appreciated ❤️❤️

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