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    • 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 30-31, 2018 immediately before the St Annes International Kite Festival!
      Instructors will be John Barresi (www.johnbarresi.com) and Josh Mitcheson.


      DAY ONE - AUG 30
      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 - AUG 31
      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/77-uk-quad-clinic-aug-30-31-2018/

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      Ideal choice of equipment for this class is any model of Djinn, Revolution 1.5 (includes EXP, SLE, B-Series, printed specials, etc) or similar "1.5 platform" models (like Phoenix, Freilein, Polo, etc), designs like Fulcrum are also welcome - 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 (Spectra or Skybond material) are strongly suggested as the international team standard.

      Registration is $135 (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.
      RSVP'd:
      @Flintfootfilly (Sarah) @FlyingHigh (Gavin) @Simon Cooper @Steve SLF Caroline S. @Neil Lover @GRAHAM MARSHALL @Ferrit (Peter) @Mickp14 (Mick) @Stephen Sunderland @JWharton Diana M @bluesign2k @Rick Gill @Caller Stephen Alice M ? ? ? ? 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.

      There will also be an add on indoor clinic on Wednesday Aug 29 from 4:30p to 9:30p, registration is $30 (15 spaces available) and covers 5 HOURS of indoor access and instruction.

      If you want some homework, you might also check out the tutorials available on KiteLife at http://learnkites.com/ and Kite Forge at http://kiteforge.com/help, can’t be too prepared!

      Outdoor clinic directions - 
      https://goo.gl/maps/siw9CnN9AN32

      Indoor clinic directions - 
      https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/LSA+Technology+And+Performing+Arts+College,+Worsley+Road,+Lytham+Saint+Annes+FY8+4DG/@53.7472696,-2.9979615,17z/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x487b411ce9dd8719:0xd8e273d243d887e6?hl=en-gb
       
    • By John Barresi
      Add on indoor clinic prior to the UK Quad Clinic, 4:30p to 9:30p, registration is $30 for 5 HOURS of indoor access and instruction with John Barresi and Josh Mitcheson covering all types of kites including single, dual and quad line.
      Indoor instruction examples - http://kiteforge.com/help
      Sign up link - http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/78-uk-indoor-clinic-aug-29-2018/
      RSVP'd:
      @Flintfootfilly (Sarah) @FlyingHigh (Gavin) @Simon Cooper @sra7913 (Soren) @Gekko (Per) @drdante (Dan) Louse MJ @Stephen Sunderland @JWharton Diana M @Neil Lover @bluesign2k Caroline S @Caller Stephen Alice M
    • By John Barresi
      Aug 11-12 in Long Beach WA!
      Led by veteran pilots Scott Weider, Paul de Bakker and myself, this dual line kite workshop is for beginner though master levels, starting from the ins and outs of your equipment on up through fundamental flight techniques and trick flying - we'll also have a few Prism kites on hand for folks to try their hand at team and "ground play" flying without fear of damaging valuable equipment.
      Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/nnzsmvd
      Anything with two strings is welcome including foils, stacks with tails and delta stunt kites - the purpose of this workshop is first and foremost to help you maximize the kites you have, and the way you like to fly... During the weekend, we'll cover a whole range of dual line topics that interrelate.
      Sign up here - https://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/92-stunt-kite-clinic-aug-11-12-2018/
      Registration is $125 per person ($100 for KiteLife Subscribers) and includes full access to two days of instruction from 10am-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday... We only have room for 16 students, please RSVP if you plan to participate.
      RSVP so far:
      @kff                              
    • By John Barresi
      Starting this topic to assemble a fairly comprehensive list of all the video tutorial resources available online related to 2 string / dual line / stunt kite / sport kite flying... The list below is somewhat categorized by variety of knowledge, ideally getting more robust and eventually more complex as you work your way through.
      Kite Loft - Fundamentals as taught by kite store staff.
      Hosted by MonkeySee.com Dodd Gross - Fundamental and freestyle trick tutorials.
      Dodd's YouTube channel DVD - Flight School (no link) DVD - Flight School II (no link) DVD - Flight School III (no link) DVD - Flight School IV: More Tricks (YouTube) Prism Kites - Fundamental and freestyle trick tutorials.
      The Way To Fly Advanced Way to Fly Misc tutorials (YouTube) Reed Design - Animated practice / competition maneuvers (flight paths).
      International Rule Book (IRBC) for team, pairs and individual Stunt Team Competitive Kiting (STACK) for team, pairs and individuals Randy Greenway (aka RandyG) - Freestyle trick tutorials.
      Archive on Kite Clique RandyG on Vimeo Mama74 - Freestyle trick tutorials and studies (repeated examples).
      Mama74 on YouTube Rob Randolph
      Comete tutorial (YouTube) allkabi - 3D animations of trick maneuvers.
      Fractured Axel (YouTube) Flap Jack (YouTube) Roll Up, Half Lazy, Unroll to Fade (YouTube) Trick Sequence 1 (YouTube) And some added info (non-tutorial)
      Trick List (not complete) I'll likely reorganize as time goes on, but please feel free to add anything you've found in a reply and I'll add it to this lead post if I think it fits into what I want to end up with, otherwise it'll stay part of the discussion here - thanks!
    • By John Barresi
      Join us for two full days of quad instruction on the beautiful shore of Corolla, North Carolina on April 7-8, 2018... We'll be covering everything from absolute basics (pure beginner) all the way up through advanced techniques as well as both introductory and advanced team flying that is proven to help your skills along much quicker while having a ton of fun at the same time in a very forgiving environment.

      Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/jb-testimonials
      Sign up link:
      http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/73-corolla-quad-clinic-apr-7-8-2018/
      Currently registered:
      @esinger @Bill Clay Gina C. @Dave Schutsky Adam S. @Doug Coates @jsc2501 @Mike Klaiber @David Coffey @Khal @ACrop @Cairncross  
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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 - the goal here is to demystify quad flying and set you up to win.
      If you plan on trying out team flying, you'll need to also have a quality 120' set of lines in your bag.
      Registration is $175 per person ($150 for KiteLife Subscribers) and includes full access to the clinic on both days (10a-4p)... Please note, there are ONLY 12 SPOTS left available and we expect them to fill up very quickly.
      NOTE: We are unable to refund in the event of inclement weather, etc, but can provide full credit toward future KiteLife purchases.
      If you're coming, we start the "Quad 101" portion of this class at 10AM SHARP on Saturday morning... It's jam packed with invaluable information and first time attendees are encouraged to consider attendance mandatory, countless details that add dimension to your set up and flight experience.
      NOTE: We'll all meet at Flying Smiles Kites around 9am for a quick meet/greet, and to choose our flying site based on wind direction at the time.
      If you are unable to make it by 9am, you can text or call me directly via 503-890-0280 to find out where everyone will be.
      For anyone who needs equipment or parts while in town, you can get pretty much anything you need from the Cath and Eliot Shook at Flying Smiles Kites right there in Corolla, just a few minutes away from the field.
      Hope to see you there!
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