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« on: March 01, 2011, 04:22 AM »

I got my first kite, a Prism Ion, in 1997 through a kite catalog from another store. I still get their catalogs though I've outgrown the kinds of kites that they sell. In their Radical Trick Kites section I see that they're teaming up to produce the Kymera that John Barresi designed.

Does anyone know anything about the kite? I'd like to hear more about it.


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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 04:49 AM »

I watched him fly the proto in October.

It was pretty windy yet he was able to do many slack-line tricks.  Of course, I think he can probably do that with a Beetle as well.

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 08:04 AM »

there are several videos of Kymera (Flown by J. Barressi) here on the forum... I know that it is an icarex sail with skyshark rods. not anything more than is listed in the catalog as far as specs.  The videos are entertaining and show what the kite could do in the hands of experience.  The problem with the hands of experience is that they can make any of my kites look better than I can make them look.  I'm curious to fly one when they are available.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 09:19 AM »

I've had a chance to fly it on a couple of occasions (the prototype in October, and the production sample in January).  It's a well built kite with it's own flying style.  It's very loud when the wind gets up, kind of like revving a motorcycle engine Smiley 

In my hands (which are admittedly well below John's flying ability, but above that of a rank novice) I was able to get it to do some pretty neat stuff.  It's very trick-friendly, it stalls easily, and really enjoys being dropped back into a turtle.  The Kymera definitely encourages smaller, lighter inputs, if you hammer the kite, you're going to get odd results.  But if you give it a light touch, you'll quickly be pulling off some very nice combination moves.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 09:40 AM »

This is one of the kites I hope to try at Kite Party.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011, 10:00 AM »

Interesting. Small inputs sounds like a Deep Space. Turtle friendly sounds like a Transfer xt.r. Sort of a cross between the two for a lot less money? If it's true than he's got a winner!
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011, 01:29 PM »

http://gwtw-kites.typepad.com/news/2011/03/kymera-by-john-baressi.html
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2011, 04:50 PM »

That's great he designed a kite, it's about time.  I bet it will be great.

Has anyone on the planet flown kites more than him?
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011, 05:52 PM »

That's great he designed a kite, it's about time.  I bet it will be great.

Has anyone on the planet flown kites more than him?

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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2011, 03:58 AM »

Has anyone on the planet flown kites more than him?
i bet there is...but those people might be a little bit older than the kid they call JB
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2011, 07:43 AM »

Depends on how you count the, "Old man and the three"  who had another birthday yesterday has logged some serious hours.
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2011, 01:58 PM »

That's great he designed a kite, it's about time.  I bet it will be great.

Has anyone on the planet flown kites more than him?

I can still lawn dart it much like any dual I fly, so, two thumbs up from me Cheesy

(that being said, I did  actually manage to land it like a real dual flyer once too!)
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 05:48 AM »

dredging up the old thread here....but...there was a review done of the Kymera in Kite & Friends the german kite magazine...
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://kite-and-friends.de/lenkdrachen/ein-kite-mit-vielen-gesichtern/
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2012, 04:21 AM »

Interesting translation and fun to read. "
Of course, a loose Saumschnur, in combination with a sonorous roar of a much greater speed and precision control, but you should have, especially on holiday beaches and near residential areas the opportunity to fly the kite low and gentle on the nerves. "

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