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John Barresi

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#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!

 

http://www.revkites....r-b-pro-and-zen

 

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...

 

http://revkites.com/...&lname=Barresi

 

Cheers, enjoy!




#92124 is dyneema line ok

Posted by John Barresi on 18 March 2013 - 11:57 AM

Aye, to mirror what Kent said in different words...

 

Dyneema will absolutely work for solo flying - but you might notice a little more stretch (bounce) in the lines while flying, and likely can't twist as many times without locking up as you would with a high quality spectra line line LaserPro Gold... There is a major difference in performance, but one isn't likely to notice it until they've gained basic control over the kite.

 

That being said, line compatibility when flying with others is a very real concern and just makes good clean sense to use something comparable.

 

All it takes is one good team twist at a hard angle, and someone can become "the guy who cut 3 complete sets of $70 lines". :)




#92078 Never used music. Am l missing out?

Posted by John Barresi on 15 March 2013 - 09:50 PM

I almost always fly with music when I'm solo... Much prefer Pandora or the radio though, because of the randomness of the music, it catches me more in the moment... If I play my iPod list, no matter how many tracks or how randomized, it never surprises me with a boost of energy like unexpected tracks do. :)




#92054 Tonet my Brother

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

FIESTA!!!!! :D




#91926 Headed To Kite Party to be with my Family

Posted by John Barresi on 07 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

iQuad is rolling in tomorrow night, see you soon!




#91837 Preview Post?

Posted by John Barresi on 01 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

No worries mate, happy to help. :)




#91832 Preview Post?

Posted by John Barresi on 01 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

You won't see "Preview Post" in the quick reply at the bottom of topic, but it will appear if you click "More Reply Options".

 

Test, confirm?




#91829 Short Lines in Moderate winds for Tight Spaces

Posted by John Barresi on 01 March 2013 - 08:35 AM

I use the 13" handles exclusively - B2, 1.5 or Zen.


#91718 Favorite Revs?

Posted by John Barresi on 19 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

Utterly different animals, no comparing or replacing possible.

 

Supersonic is FAST, super high acceleration on a much higher scale than the B2 or Rev II, which are simply quicker by size but still exhibit "traditional" Rev precision... The Supersonic is a wily creature, very difficult to fly precisely, but a unique ride all it's own.




#91714 Favorite Revs?

Posted by John Barresi on 19 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

Clear correlation with performance, imho...

 

The Hadzicki family broke the mold when they came up with the traditional Rev shape (Rev I, 1.5, II). :)




#91706 Getting back onto Quad

Posted by John Barresi on 18 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Well, It was asked for, so Here It Is......

http://www.revkites....est-australian/

My Blog.

 

If people read it, I will keep adding to it.

 

Thanks

WA

 

Nice, I'm a follower! Having done so, I just get a bump by email anytime you add something. ani_notworthy.gif

 

Folks, if you're keen, click the FOLLOW THIS BLOG button at top right of WA's blog (linked above). ;)




#91695 Getting back onto Quad

Posted by John Barresi on 17 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

Just wait until you get a hold of the light wind and sail loading tutorials. :devil:

Have you thought about doing a flight blog over on the Rev forum? You can set one up for free, and I think it'd be a great inspiration for others. :)


#91670 Short Lines in Moderate winds for Tight Spaces

Posted by John Barresi on 14 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

Think about length of lines vs size of "canvas"... Longer lines means a larger space in which to fly. :D

 

My own subjective break down:

 




#91666 Short Lines in Moderate winds for Tight Spaces

Posted by John Barresi on 14 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

In my bag, I carry:

30'x50# *
90x50#
60'x90#
90'x90# *
120'x90# *
120'x150#

Sets marked with * see the most use, but I've valued having nearly all of them at one time or another last year. :)


#91652 Training for WSIKF2013!

Posted by John Barresi on 14 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

I feel the same... I won't be able to fly in the record attempt, as I'll likely be doing much of the calling.

 

Impossible to track 99 kites on top of my own, I top out around 50. :)


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