My name is John Barresi, and I am a kite flyer.

The design work here at Kite Forge is driven by over 25 years experience in recreational, performance and competition kite flying across 20 countries in just about every environment and condition you can imagine.

My primary passions are single line glidersdual line and quad line kites flown indoors or out, smoothly or aggressively, in smooth ocean breezes or urban chop, bent around a pole, wingtip to wingtip in formation, in the face of the wind or ultimately snatched right out of the air by your own hand, it never ceases to amaze me how deep the rabbit hole goes and how accessible it is to just about anyone, given decent kite gear and clear information.

The kites you’ll find on these pages are designed and built to help you go as deep as you want into the experience of total airborne control, supported by what I hope will be an ever expanding archive of tutorials covering the whole range of common sport kite disciplines from the absolute basics required for competency up through more advanced topics including indoor, urban, team flying, dogstake and more.

We just made the existence of Kite Forge officially public in September of 2017 and are still in the process of releasing our first kite (the Kaiju) with first shipments hopefully going out in mid-February with more exciting designs and projects being finished and announced in the months following – including our much anticipated release of the quad line Djinn.

Regardless of where you buy your kites or what you fly, I hope that your experience(s) with Kite Forge and family are useful and inspiring.

Now go fly a kite!