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John Barresi

Member Since 31 Dec 1969
Offline Last Active Nov 15 2015 03:09 PM

#93359 Lost Mid-Vent - WSIKF 2012

Posted by John Barresi on 09 August 2013 - 10:57 AM

Wow, long time... Best of luck Dave, I hope your babies find their way home. ;)

#93345 Revolution 25th Anniversary - 100 strong at WSIKF! (Aug 19-24, 2013)

Posted by John Barresi on 06 August 2013 - 07:48 AM

We have field B all week, directly south of the main demo field and probably a whopping 500-600 feet from the porta potties. ;)


I've been speaking with Kay from the World Kite Museum to make sure our schedules don't conflict again... Please BE ADVISED - the Red, White, & Blue Mass Ascension is scheduled from 10:00AM to 12:00 PM on Thursday.

To be exquisitely clear, field B is off limits for us until noon on Thursday - Mass Ascension has the right of way until then. ;)

Thanks for your help and cooperation!

#93167 The Force Is Strong..

Posted by John Barresi on 29 June 2013 - 12:57 PM

Tutorials help...


But the best thing is finding others to have fun and exchange skills with in person. ;)

#93095 What's your favorite time to fly?

Posted by John Barresi on 20 June 2013 - 12:36 PM

Seriously, I've had so many "best" moments flying at all times of the day, in different places...


They're all my favorite.


Have kite and energy, will fly. :)

#93093 Crossed over to the dark side.

Posted by John Barresi on 20 June 2013 - 12:23 PM

Welcome to the dark side Konfuzion. smile.png


Don't forget the other kites, I like to keep one toe in pretty much everything...


The more you fly, the more you'll know. smile.png


Full list of KL Rev tutorials...




Reading your posts above, I'm guessing these subscriber tutorials might really clarify some things...

Apologies, more than half our tutorials are free on YouTube but a few (like those above) are only available to KiteLife subscribers.


One way or the other, Rev fliers make up an awesome community and you'll keep finding more and more fun things to do with your new kites. smile.png


Cheers and good winds!

#93092 New revr to be.

Posted by John Barresi on 20 June 2013 - 11:36 AM

Welcome Nathan, from the darkside of Oregon! smile.png

#93091 Street line length

Posted by John Barresi on 20 June 2013 - 11:29 AM

check Youtube for JB rev'ing it in Singapore



check Youtube for JB in the UK).



A good contrast can be seen in Watty's 'Friendly Neighbourhood Street Flyer' video

#93038 Street line length

Posted by John Barresi on 12 June 2013 - 07:42 AM

The standard I've set for street or urban flying is 30'... Long enough to fly "track" (shapes, etc) but short enough to tow it around 360s and stay connected with line tension.

12'-15' is more tailored to indoor due to the low overheads, but really cuts down the "window" in terms of demonstrating shapes, etc.

#92954 Quad-line virgin

Posted by John Barresi on 06 June 2013 - 09:52 PM

Thank YOU Moggy, it's my pleasure to help, even more so when I see someone really sinking their teeth in like you are. :)




#92880 Quad-line virgin

Posted by John Barresi on 01 June 2013 - 11:15 PM

I'm learning how to take the kite to the edges of the window to take the stress out of the sail when this occurs, although this is tougher to get a grip on than dual-line kites as the Rev sail is flat and a little more unforgiving of buffeting than the sculpted air-funnelled wing of a dual.


Bear in mind, the sail of a loaded Rev isn't actually flat... Watch this:




It curves and uncurves as load varies, making it far more versatile than any dual line kite in turbulent wind. smile.png


It may be flatt(ish) if you're using the SLE, but 98% of the forum members here will agree, 1/4" rods (2 wrap, 3 wrap, 4 wrap, race, etc) are the way to go.

#92701 West Coast Rev Clinic v2.0

Posted by John Barresi on 12 May 2013 - 07:39 PM

Cody, Sari, Katrina... So awesome flying with y'all, well done! :D

#92588 Revolution 25th Anniversary - 100 strong at WSIKF! (Aug 19-24, 2013)

Posted by John Barresi on 02 May 2013 - 09:43 AM

100 kites is cloudy as it is, the more it's cross-examined, the better off we'll be in the long run. :D

#92579 Revolution 25th Anniversary - 100 strong at WSIKF! (Aug 19-24, 2013)

Posted by John Barresi on 01 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

WAY oversimplified, but putting the kites aside for a moment (different set of references - as outlined in earlier images)... I rounded up a bunch of plastic parachute men for an example of an 8x10 grid on the ground so that we can get a good idea at what we're looking for in terms of body positioning on the ground.

It's NEVER exact, but in theory, if everyone has their thinking cap on (see video below), the caller uses using an open tempo of commands and we have 3-4 wranglers on the ground to help guide folks into place, we should be in fairly decent shape.


#92402 Hi from the UK.

Posted by John Barresi on 11 April 2013 - 08:48 AM

Also, if you're a KiteLife subscriber, this tutorial is pretty thorough on the subject. ;)




Equally important is Sail Loading...




Have fun!

#92125 B-Series PRO Colorizer

Posted by John Barresi on 18 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

The new colorizer is complete, serious upgrades done by Spence "Watty" Watson!




My favorite new feature is the "Share" function, which will send you a tidy URL that makes reviewing and sharing your design a breeze!


Example of a shared design URL...




Cheers, enjoy!