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    • By John Barresi
      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:
      @David Coffey @Gabriel465 (Joe) @Bryant @Melissa Wallace @ruthl1 @Deke Haid @DonFibonacci @Tdowns @Wooljr TBA TBA TBA
    • By John Barresi
      Join us for two full days of quad instruction with 31-time US champion John Barresi in Long Beach WA on June 15-16, 2019...
      This is the workshop for folks who want to build up their solo skills and the very basics of team flying!
      We'll be covering everything from absolute basics (pure beginner) all the way up through advanced techniques and team flying, as well as providing 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 Rev 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
      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/97-quad-line-clinic-june-15-16-2019/
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      Please note, there are only 12 spots available and we expect them to fill up very quickly.
      If you need any equipment prior to the event, we encourage you to check out our long time NW supporter The Kite Shoppe for a full variety of Rev kites and parts.
      Signed up so far:
      @Russ Wilson Jennilyn W Dominic W @Gordon Sievers @Jim Doman @DTill @Ken Slavick
    • By John Barresi
      Registration for one person, provides full access to instruction at this fun and educational workshop covering the most important aspects of QUAD LINE flying on The Flats in South Padre Island TX (capped at 20 students total) following the SPI Kite Festival.
      Exact location
      https://goo.gl/maps/Wf5NZPu4wfo
      Skill levels from first time flyers all the way up to masters are welcome, there is content for everyone and four instructors (ratio of 5 to 1) available all day including Team KiteLife members John Barresi, Scott Benz (@mystainedskin), Eli Russell (@windpoacher) and Brett Marchel (@Flight Risk).
       
      Schedule is 10am to 4pm - we cover an incredible library of important fundamentals in the “Quad 101” starting presentation, so please do be on time and consider something for taking notes - this is also a bring your own kite affair, but all types are welcome.
      We will break for a one hour lunch around noon, but some of the instructors will still be on the field assisting with remedial skills.
      By early afternoon we should be introducing folks to how easy team flying  can be with a little information and understanding of how it all works - those who feel ready will also participate in a mega fly all together... NOTE: Team flying participation does require 120’ length lines and a 1.5 comparable kite of any brand.
      Signed up so far:
      @chucka @frob ==
      Signup link
      http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/72-tkl-clinic-spi-quad-line-feb-4th-2018/
      Registration fee - $80
    • By John Barresi
      Join us for two very full days of quad instruction on the beautiful shores of St Annes Beach in Lytham St Annes U.K. on Aug 31 and Sep 1, 2017 immediately before the St Annes International Kite Festival!
      Instructors will be @John Barresi (http://www.johnbarresi.com) and @Josh.Mitcheson.

      DAY ONE - AUG 31
      Quad 101: We'll be covering everything from absolute basics (pure beginner) all the way up through advanced techniques as well as the "weird stuff" like dogstake, short line catch and throw or any other quad line flight styles that may be of interest to the students, this first day is primarily focused on a full range of individual skills.

      DAY TWO - SEP 1
      Team Flying: Actually easier than it looks, team flying is proven to help your skills along much quicker while having a ton of fun at the same time in a very forgiving social environment - after having done 100+ clinics, it's very very rare that fliers didn't find a fair measure of success on the line with others - come on, pave the way for participating in a mega fly at your next event.

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

      Sign up link - http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/51-uk-quad-clinic-aug-31-sep-1-2017/
      (must use browser to sign up, link above won't work with Tapatalk or KiteLife App)

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      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 Phoenix, Freilein, Los Hermanos, etc) - we'll go through painless equipment set up, good tuning and all aspects of flight - this clinic is not brand-centric, the goal here is to demystify quad flying and set you up to win at your own game.

      If you want to be able to try team flying, 40 metre / 120 ft lines (Skybond or Spectra material) are strongly suggested as the international team standard.

      Registration is $125 (approx £100) per person and includes full access to the clinic on both days (Thu 10a-4p / Fri 10a-3p)... Please note, there are ONLY 20 SPOTS available and we expect them to fill up very quickly.

      If you want some homework, you might also check out the tutorials available at http://www.learnkites.com/

      If you're coming, we start the "Quad 101" portion of this class at 10AM SHARP on Thursday morning... It's jam packed with invaluable information and first time attendees are encouraged to consider attendance mandatory, lots of little details that add dimension to your set up and flight experience.
      RSVP so far:
      @Flintfootfilly @Steve SLF @Caroline Senior @keithgrif (Mr) @keithgrif (Mrs) @Mark Jones @drdante @BarryS @FlyingHigh @sra7913 @gekko @JohnE @Stephen Sunderland @Simon Cooper @Ian Brayshaw @HippyChippy @SKS65 @JWharton @DaveJ Directions - https://goo.gl/maps/siw9CnN9AN32
    • By GammoRay
      New Tech 6.5-ft Cascade Delta - Summer Colors

      SKU: 50350
      Sail: Ripstop Nylon
      Frame: Fiberglass
      Size: W 78" x 180" / 198 x 457cm
      Wind Range: 5-20mph
      Flying Line: 50# Line Included*
      Tail: Wide Streamers
       
      I love this kite! Put the spreader in, attach the line, and let her soar! This keelless delta will fly nearly overhead, but won't overfly due to it’s three long flo-tails. Once overhead, this kite does not pull hard, and you can hand it to your three-year-old. No longer made by New Tech. (Probably now only available from Kite Guys.)
      Never flown! You can have this kite one of two ways:
      Stock— as is, right out of the bag! Suitable for winds of 5–10 mph. (*Line upgraded to 100# hollow-braided dyneema Dacron with heavy grip winder/handle.) Beach ready— Suitable for both light and stronger winds. I remove the tie loop and make an adjustable bridle, waxed for grip. I’ll do it for you or tell you how! ==
      All you have to do to be entered to win is reply to the post titled **KARMA** and say “I’m in!”
      ==
      I’ll give it 2 weeks, and then I’ll use the RNG to choose the winner. I’ll grab the post # (in the upper right corner) from your initial post to input. Only the first post where you join will count in the drawing. I’ll post the winner and ask them to PM me a shipping address.
      Now here’s where the Karma comes in. IF YOU WANT TO JOIN TO WIN, YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO PAY IT FORWARD! If you are the winner of this just made lineset, PM me a shipping address and I’ll send it to you anywhere in the lower 48 US States. Then IT”S YOUR TURN! You must start a new post with the title just like this one.
      **KARMA**
      And give something away! It can be a hat, a kite stake, a kite or anything kite related.
      Some winners will give small prizes, and some will give larger, but it’s all about the giving.
      Give away something that you would like to receive. 
      When you do your random drawing, post the winner and ask them to PM you an address, and send out their prize! Now it’s their turn!
      Some rules and guidelines:
      Don’t play unless you’re willing to put up a prize and ship it to whoever wins.
      Shipping is paid by the original poster, the winner pays nothing. Be prepared to ship your prize anywhere in the lower 48 US States. Sorry, but due to shipping costs, we really have to limit this to the lower 48 US States.
      RULE CHANGE (7/31/2014): Members from Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii are welcome to enter the Karma drawings provided they are willing to pay half of the Karma prize shipping cost. The method and timing of the payment will be agreed upon between the two parties after the drawing for a particular prize.
      You can choose the length of the giveaway, but keep it between 1 and 2 weeks.
      Try to ship the prize promptly. You should be able to ship it within a week, but if you can’t, PM the winner and let them know. Sometimes life gets in the way! This whole thing works on the honor system so if there are any problems shipping or receiving a prize, it needs to be worked out between the two parties. Don’t forget…Karma!
      This isn’t a competition, but feel free to be generous! If you can only put up a hat, or a tail for a stunt kite, great! If you have something in your kite bag that you never fly and would be willing to ship, that’s great too. Either way, the people that join to win it will appreciate it.
      When you receive your prize, post a thank you to the thread where you won it. 
      The thread will be locked after that point so the new **KARMA** stays above it.
      Good luck, and have fun!
      entrants: 
      1. zachprism01
      2. Paramedic
      3. Mikelp3586
      4. Mike Klaiber
      5. Materdaddy
      6. Ed Ang
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