John Barresi

B-Series

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Designed by John Barresi, based on Joe Hadzicki's original 1.5 design.

Per the Revolution web site:

Based on the original Rev 1.5 design, the John Barresi Signature Series is the ideal choice for any hard core precision or competition flier... After 17 years of competition and nine national quad line championships, John has utilized a number of modifications and features which make this a true high performance package.

The sail is paneled with two specific goals in mind...

1. The grey panels are replaced with screen for the vented model, keeping your vented and standard kites aesthetically similar.

2. As the standard sail stretches over time, the grey panels will actually begin to channel wind vertically, increasing precision.

To keep you competitive, the B-Series comes with two frames... One 2-wrap (SUL) and one 3-wrap (UL), giving you the versatility of being able to switch your frames based on the current wind, and you can also slide your SUL leading edge rods in parallel with the UL leading edge when the wind is up, effectively doubling your leading edge strength.

The B-Series handles are 13" long, and come with a pre-tied adjustment knot system which enables you to increase or decrease the reverse control.

Last but not least, the B-Series also comes with a weight kit... Two 2 gram lead weights fit neatly into the end of your spars, and are secured with a short tail.

Wind Range:

3-10 mph (2 wrap frame)

4-16 mph (3 wrap frame)

6-20 mph (3 wrap frame w/2 wrap LE added)

Wing Span: 91"

Frame(s): 2-wrap 1/4" and 3-wrap 1/4" spars

Available in standard, mid-vent and vented sails.

MFR page - http://www.revkites..../Barresi_Series

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Available in standard, mid-vent and vented sails.

...and of course the beautiful "Night" series!

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I love my new B-Series and I've only flown it twice! I picked it up at the Longbeach KIte Fesitval from Theresa and twenty minutes later I was in the air and FREEEEEEEEE!!!!!

( Of course having John Barresi as a teacher didn't hurt any ;)

think kite flying should be taught mandatory in school! It would teach kids a lot more about movement, hand eye coordination, and social skills than most sports or an x-box or WII (will there be a John Barresi Kite game for the WII?) :) seriously... If everyone flew a rev the world would be a better place...

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I love my new B-Series and I've only flown it twice! I picked it up at the Longbeach KIte Fesitval from Theresa and twenty minutes later I was in the air and FREEEEEEEEE!!!!!

( Of course having John Barresi as a teacher didn't hurt any ;)

think kite flying should be taught mandatory in school! It would teach kids a lot more about movement, hand eye coordination, and social skills than most sports or an x-box or WII (will there be a John Barresi Kite game for the WII?) :) seriously... If everyone flew a rev the world would be a better place...

Welcome to the forum!!

Glad you had a great time at WSIKF! It was sure hard to leave the beach today :( The week flew by too fast.

Already planning for next year :)

Have fun flying!

T

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Thanks for the kind words Ward, glad to have you in the community. ;)

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To Anyone out there considering a First Rev or a Step up from the EXP.

I Highly Recommend the B series. The STD is a great for the lower and medium winds.

The Full Vented will then take you out in the medium to strong winds.

And if you want the full range, the Mid Vent fits sweetly inbetween.

Plus the B series make great Stacking kites as you collect them.

My Kites are not "Pro" but neither am I...

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I have a B series Mid vent as my 2nd Rev, first is an SLE Standard. Love them both. The Mid vent sees more flying time, due to it;s wide wind range,. Using 3 wraps in it with Magic Sticks, and it flies great.

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Rev's diamond tubes might be the next incurred expense for you Bob, they are certainly worth a try.

If financing is a concern, many of my friends use P-90s as an option,... probably a third of the price (a bus can get you downtown, but some folks will still own a Benz, or .... you get what you pay for!) They are also much more flexible than diamond tubes. All that bending helps in low wind conditions, but it is matched-up with a slower response, like flying in the rain.

Maybe these lighter weight tubes aren't your cup of tea, particularly if you can fly a mid-vent/3wrap combo most of the time on your home turf. The day will come this summer though, when hot-'Lanta is dead calm and you still have the itch that needs to be scratched.

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