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John Barresi

Member Since 31 Dec 1969
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#91625 Getting back onto Quad

Posted by John Barresi on 13 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

Your energy practically overflows your posts, keep doing what you're doing and have fun. ani_victory.gif


If you haven't found this already, may help some with the training process...




Best thing, connecting with another flier - it's always a huge help.


Good winds!

#91621 Antelope Island 2013

Posted by John Barresi on 13 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

Booya! Can't wait, one of the top 3 kite events in the USA, imho. :)

#91618 Writing on a sail.

Posted by John Barresi on 13 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

Fogive me but is that the same as the tape you can use to repair a hole or tear in a sail? And can this be gotten from a kite shop?


Repair tape is generally "Tedlar" (like transparent ripstop tape), totally different animal than Insignia (completely opaque). ;)

#91617 Training for WSIKF2013!

Posted by John Barresi on 13 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

Good advice all. :)


The payoff will really come for those who arrive on Monday or Tuesday, and have a chance to slip into groups early on.


The Northwest Rev fliers are VERY well versed in team flying, we have several callers, and there is lots to be learned for the early birds. ;)

#91616 Getting back onto Quad

Posted by John Barresi on 13 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

Talk about HUMID!  Singapore was crazy, like all of my skin turned into a faucet... It was all I could do finish that performance, thighs and hamstrings were SINGING for relief halfway through.


I absolutely LOVE it, yes please, may I have another? <grin>


Ian and Rob, you guys coming to the Redcliffe Kite Festival in May, near Brisbane?


A full iQuad six will in attendance, would love to see you there. ;)

#91275 Indoor Rev in a Swimming Pool

Posted by John Barresi on 30 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

One of my favorite Rev weirdos, I love seeing you try stuff "just because".


Thanks Darryl, it's an inspiration imho. :)

#91246 Mega Team 100 animation - WSKIF 2013

Posted by John Barresi on 28 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

5x5 entry/exit is an interesting proposal, we could try to do some dry runs at events between now and WSIKF, as well as some drills early in the week... I understand the need for something like this, and it sounds very doable.


Basically, we'd set up the 10x10 in quarters... Top right 25 might go up first, top left 25 next, bottom right 25, and finally the bottom left 25.


As long as we have 1/2 dozen or more non-flying runners/helpers on the ground, seems to me it would likely take an average of 4-8 minutes to get each pack of 25 into the air barring any major complications... One hurdle to mindful of, this also means the first 25 will be holding it together for about 15-20 minutes while everyone else gets into position.


Sorry, mostly thinking out loud... Would love to hear more feedback on this.

#91199 Upgrade coming!

Posted by John Barresi on 22 December 2012 - 10:27 PM

No changes have been made to the colorizer, trick is that it's using Flash... It's a self-contained file functionally separate from the website, that relies on Flash Player.


Eventually it needs to be rewritten in HTML5 (not mainstream at the time the colorizer was made), but for now, all I can suggest is making sure your Flash plugin is up to date.




Otherwise, moving at a slower and more reliable pace may help it keep up with you.

#91193 KiteLife to Long Beach WA in 2013

Posted by John Barresi on 21 December 2012 - 05:02 PM

Hi all, I've posted this in a couple of other venues, and realized that I'd forgotten to share it here. :)


If it will stop raining here in Portland and the sun comes out, I'll work on a proper introduction video but for now please take a moment to read our project statement at the link below... If you're in a position to help, it would certainly be appreciated and will further our kite promotion and education efforts in the future, something that I'm sure will be useful to the Rev (and kite) community at large.




Thanks for your ear, and your ongoing support! :)

#91111 Upgrade coming!

Posted by John Barresi on 17 December 2012 - 12:08 PM

Argh, not sure what happened... Working on the problem, stay tuned.

#91059 UK Met Office

Posted by John Barresi on 13 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

For those who are interested...


Appears to be UK only, FYI. :)

#89296 let's talk about radios

Posted by John Barresi on 31 July 2012 - 11:52 AM

FYI guys, if any of you are buying radios (or anything Amazon, like TVs, clothes, etc) and want to help support Kitelife in the process, we have an affiliate account with them...

Going into Amazon through this link will give you EXACTLY the same prices and shopping experience, but a small % will go directly to Kitelife. ;)

Even if you start browsing other products or whatever, Amazon will credit us with anything you buy on that visit.

If you like - just figured I'd throw it out there, sorry it took me so long. :)

#89072 Masterpiece Challenge Winner Take All

Posted by John Barresi on 18 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

Kevin and Scott's entries are both great, but I'm particularly keen on Scott's integration of the Rev logo...

Not the typical "wedge" application, which generally doesn't match the artwork.

Keep 'em coming, awesome!! :)

#88776 iQuad (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Posted by John Barresi on 27 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

iQuad *SPIT*

Love ya Terry! :)
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#88468 Revolution History

Posted by John Barresi on 31 May 2012 - 05:11 PM

You're doing the hard work, kudos go to you on this one. :)