John Barresi

Stunt Kite Clinic (Jun 16-17, 2018)

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3 hours ago, Russ Wilson said:

We'll work on some of the basics (like a stall) before the clinic.  I was curious if there is any validity to Prism's suggestion to fly on short lines (30-50') to master some of the techniques?  That came up several times in the video.

50’ sure, for tricks, I think I use around 60’ for trick flying - doesn’t leave much response time for “carving” the sky though unless you have the hands, and I definitely wouldn’t go shorter until you “know something”.

I’d prescribe getting:

50’x50#, 50x90#, 100’x90#.

That would be a solid starter set of lines for dual line.

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Trying like crazy to get there. Don't know about flipping trucks though Khsidekick but I'd watch. Last time I flipped a truck kinda hurt . When researching for my 1st kite Hypnotist was 3rd. The choice between the Widow ng, Wolf ng and Hypnotist was so close it came down to money. Wouldn't have regretted either.Been saving for a higher end UL. It wouldn't make me any better of a flyer then a year of flying my Zephyr.Just want one default_smiley-devil.gif. Spending money for the Clinic would. Plus I think the fun factor would be huge.If I can make it think I'd just bring the Hydra with 100' x 130# lines.

Lol my fat fingers on my little phone plus spell correct is smarter than I am. It’s been a long time since I flipped a truck. Hope to keep it that way. Got to fly my Zephyr today. what a great kite. Hope you make it Breezin sorry we didn’t get to fly together before I left Colorado.

 

 

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10 hours ago, John Barresi said:

Fun factor is ALWAYS huge at the clinics, and as I see it, a good weekend of education and fun can literally triple the value of all the kites you already have (applied knowledge). ;) 

Agreed, and it provides rationale for buying more toys.  You know the saying - "he who dies with the most toys wins" ;) 

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Would have been fun Khsidekick but hey life's a long  beach sometimes right LOL. Day before yesterday Zephyr winds. Yesterday Widow and today Zephyr. Sure like my Zephyr.Last week same 3 days winds rarely below 20. Lots of 25+. Got run off a few times.  Week ago Sun winds really hit hard a few times. Went to the kite and 1 line was about to come apart. 130# and it makes me think 35 or a little higher. Later winds were a little over 40 but I was drinking scotch happy that line didn't come apart close to the ground in 30+. Parts would have probably been ordered. Wasn't as exciting on the Z today but it sure was A+ pleasant.Sometimes exciting just makes me go get a tums.

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Extremely honored to have multiple champion and kite designer Paul de Bakker joining us for this event along with Scott Weider and myself... 5 students signed up already with 11 spots still left open for this info rich and fun adventure! :)

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6 spots gone, so cool to have our own AKA President (Nic O’Neill) coming to participate and brush up on her dual line skills with us too!
#nolevels #alwayslearning #represent

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