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« on: June 15, 2011, 11:28 PM »

Been having too much fun on my dogstake lately. Smiley

2011 Dogstake - Kymera (stunt kite)

2011 Xtra Vent / Dogstake (John Barresi w/ Revolution Stunt Kite)

2011 Dogstake at Vanier Park (Revolution Quad Line Stunt Kite)
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 03:38 AM »

you're certainly got that stuff looking fantastic John!
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 09:28 AM »

yeah that is really nice john. never seen set up like that with the kymera dog stack video.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 10:17 AM »

Dogstake is nothing new, for sure...

Credit for the technique likely goes to Lee Sedgwick, circa 1987-1988, both dual and quad.

Some things never get old though. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 10:21 AM »

If I was silly enough to try this I certainly would equip myself with a helmet, protective face mask, and tooth guard... not-to-mention other cushioned body areas!  Cry

Interesting twist on normal flying... not-to-say you're NOT Normal JB!  Roll Eyes ...I'm just saying....  Wink

Great vids!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 12:20 PM »

any info on the dogstake used?
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 12:22 PM »

Good Stuff, John.

While you were at Vanier, did you get Ray to fly a pair of Kestrels through the dog stake?

That would be cool.

I'm sure he's done it in the past, I just haven't seen it.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011, 02:00 PM »

Not sure if Ray's ever flown multiples through a dogstake, quite possible though. Smiley

The dogstake itself is the regular screw kind, but the head (mechanism) is totally custom made by a friend of mine... 50+ hours of labor, fabricated from aluminum, ball bearing pulleys... Sweet deal, but not available for sale at the moment.

We might try to simplify the construction, right now you'd be looking at a $750 dogstake. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2011, 02:32 PM »

Here's a quick shot of the stake in question. Wink



Co-designed with, and totally fabricated by Mikey Devereaux.
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 03:32 PM »

My dad would sometimes say:

"It's the extremists who allow the moderates to get things done."

Thanks John, for being one of the extremists.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2011, 08:00 PM »

Really nice!
Thanks for sharing John.

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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2011, 08:20 PM »

even sweeter when viewed on the big screen @ 47"  Smiley


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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2011, 09:01 PM »

No need for the big screen Dano.

JB is already larger than life.  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2011, 09:27 PM »

Great stuff John.  You are the ultimate kite showman. No one else even comes close.
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2011, 10:20 PM »

Big grin here, thanks guys. Smiley

Just shakin' what my mama gave me!
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