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Title: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: Kitemac on November 10, 2009, 01:48 PM
The Muse has been one of the forum favorites and I thought was one of BMK better sellers.  I was surprised to see the following on the BMK site:

"There will be a new kite taking the place of the Muse in the BMK lineup. It will not be a Muse 2, but I will be starting with what I really like about the Muse platform and taking it in a little different direction. I can't give you specifics about the kite to come, because I don't have any. I won't know what the final package will be until the very last minute. If you want to give the new project a name, you can call it Mongoose (or perhaps Mxxxxxxe)"

Any thoughts where this is heading? 
 


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: JimB on November 10, 2009, 03:22 PM
"One Kite to rule them all, One Kite to find them,
One Kite to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Lenoir where the Shadows lie."

Bwaaa!

 ;D


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: xuzme720 on November 10, 2009, 03:25 PM
Does this mean we are about to embark on a quest?  :o


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: JimB on November 10, 2009, 03:26 PM
Well kmac is it would appear.  ;)


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: chilese on November 10, 2009, 04:02 PM
Ken is a perfectionist.

And the Muse isn't perfect, nor is any kite.

But the Muse will get closer.


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: xuzme720 on November 10, 2009, 04:06 PM
Don't you mean the Mxxxxxxe?  ::)


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: rxburner on November 10, 2009, 05:17 PM
The Muse was a "Workshop Kite." I was suprised to see it go into production.
Rx


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: mikenchico on November 10, 2009, 08:40 PM
Quote from: Ken McNeill
"There will be a new kite taking the place of the Muse in the BMK lineup. It will not be a Muse 2 ... If you want to give the new project a name, you can call it Mongoose (or perhaps Mxxxxxxe)"

Moxy ... I sort of like that ... Blue Moon Moxy  :P 

Moxy; An attitude of fearlessness in everyday circumstances. The capacity to stand alone in favor of an unpopular opinion or course of action with a casual demeanor.

I'm in line




Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: JimB on November 10, 2009, 08:46 PM
Alternate Spelling Moxie.

Already been used by PBSK.


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: mikenchico on November 10, 2009, 09:10 PM
 :-[


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: JimB on November 10, 2009, 09:23 PM
Yeah, it's a good name for a kite. ;)


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: mikenchico on November 10, 2009, 09:53 PM
Especially from Ken who has stated/lamented over the cookie cutter kites in vogue today. Hence IMO the introduction of 3 SLK's (2 versions of the Ichiban) over a period that saw only one new sport kite from Blue Moon, if you don't count the Muse which was designed before the Exile. Plus as I understand it he's worked on some other SLK's over the last couple years, I saw the pic's of his Star at Cape Fear.

By any name we'll be looking forward to see what an updated "entry level" Blue Moon evolves into.



Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: MtnFlyer on November 11, 2009, 09:15 AM
The Muse was a "Workshop Kite." I was suprised to see it go into production.

??

Technically true, but I'm not sure the implied connotation of "workshop kite" is fair. The Muse was heavily based on the Mantis with a simpler sail layout and details for us "amateur" builders. It later gave Ken the ability to build an awesome kite to a different price point. Great results and a pretty good business decision, I'd say.


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: rxburner on November 12, 2009, 12:40 PM
I did not mean to imply that the Muse is not a wonderful kite. I still fly mine.
Rx


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: MtnFlyer on November 12, 2009, 01:05 PM
... I still fly mine.
That was a VERY cool weekend of building, wasn't it?   8)


Title: Re: What is Happening to the Muse??
Post by: rxburner on November 12, 2009, 03:48 PM
... I still fly mine.

That was a VERY cool weekend of building, wasn't it?   8)


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Indeed


Rx