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Title: MOJO UL (Limited Run) IS ON!!
Post by: chilese on January 14, 2012, 01:06 PM
email from Ken McNeill

Hi John,

Good to hear from you.  I'm actually working on the Mojo today.  Doing a couple variations of trailing edge treatments, one bound and the other rolled.  I hope to be able to fly both versions tomorrow.

Definitely going to do the Mojo, but probably a limited run of 20, then the patterns will go back into the vault.  I'm thinking UL only.  I'll make an announcement on my blog in the next couple days, when I've got everything set up.  I'll then start a list and ask for a small deposit.  None of this is hush-hush, and it's OK to talk about it if you want.

The linked panels you've noticed on the colorizer are correct, with the exception of the trailing edge panels.  I'll make the correction to that image, as well as remove the anti-aliasing to get rid of the edges around the colored panels.

If you ever have an opportunity for video (or pics) of good UL Mojo flying, it is always greatly appreciated.

Take care, have fun out there!

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Original post below:

Take these steps

1 Blue Moon Website
2 Products
3 Kite Models
4 Mamba (or any)
5 Colorizer
6 Launch kite colorizer
7 Moonie diamond kite symbol (select a kite)

You will see 7 entries, not 6.
That 7th entry says  "Mojo coming soon (?)"

8 Hover over the Mojo icon and it says (in development)
8a The panel layout is my favorite of the many iterations the Mojo has had.
9 Color away (although some panels appear linked in color)

I haven't stated this on the Forum in a long time, but it is still true in my opinion.

The Mojo is the best flying sport kite ever made.
Oh, I know what you're thinking. How about tricks?

Well, at least the current model, with it's broadseamed sail will do all the spin tricks and that includes Taz Machines and 900s. It will do Jacob's ladders too. That includes the UL and the standard. Maybe Ken is getting into the pitch tricks with his "in development".

In any case, the "son of the Aerie AirFX" is a superb flier.

If, and when Ken releases it, there will be a few earmarked for Las Vegas and Kingman as Mark and Joe have flown my self-sewn UL a lot.

I have had 4 Mojos (JimB even sent me his as a present years ago), but gave 1 to my son and another to my daughter's boyfriend. We also have 6 AirFX kites. Yes, Bambi and I are Ken McNeill groupies.

So if you are only a flippy-floppy sport kite person, you could probably pass this one up. But, if you actually like to fly a kite and do many tricks interspersed, please consider the Mojo.

And, you would be supporting one of the few quality boutique kite makers left in the states.  :)

All photos hyperlinked:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7X6PgAx9UIg/S2jgW1kF5KI/AAAAAAAAM7M/SgUU3PdjA30/s288/mojo%25252033.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/20022001Kites#5433839633362707618) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-61wM3zeYj7Y/S2Kd3Opxc-I/AAAAAAAAGUY/CGm_X4IIkPs/s288/3883%252520jessica%252520olivia%252520dale.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/2005Kites#5432077672713909218)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2J3W0fEQtQI/S2ipefxXmoI/AAAAAAAAMIU/73CHfu5U5M0/s288/02%252520mojo%252520doug%252520great.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/20022001Kites#5433779291812240002) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fHAzhMEnIng/S2igN46yMyI/AAAAAAAAL9E/dfjg2gihvYI/s288/00%252520mojo%252520doug.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/20022001Kites#5433769110900192034)

Ken McNeill at Kite Party
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D9S8gwS230k/S1lTENR2-II/AAAAAAAAAcI/ubr4MNqyCeY/s800/094%252520mojo%252520mcneill.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/KitesDesignersBuilders#5429462157520992386)


Title: Re: Coming Soon (?)
Post by: thief on January 14, 2012, 01:12 PM
now i was looking to see that a new Moonie Diamond was coming out..... :(


Title: Re: Coming Soon (?)
Post by: chilese on January 14, 2012, 01:21 PM
Might happen. You never know. Give Ken a call and order a couple of dozen. That should get the ball rolling.

My first Mojo:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wZmCsbVuuuQ/TxHw17C8BoI/AAAAAAAA-PY/DrMFlQdEQUw/s144/Mojo%252520comp.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/20022001Kites#5697599812774135426)


Title: Re: Coming Soon (?)
Post by: indigo_wolf on January 14, 2012, 01:23 PM
now i was looking to see that a new Moonie Diamond was coming out..... :(


Really?  I thought you were waiting for this one:

(http://images52.fotki.com/v640/photos/5/425885/8139697/P1030248-vi.jpg)

 :D

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Coming Soon (?)
Post by: Allen Carter on January 14, 2012, 01:43 PM
This was posted by Ken back in November:


A couple months ago, I discovered something I'd forgotten about. Back in 2002, I made a paper "safety copy" tracing of my then-current patterns. They had been filed away in an old fly rod tube and wound up in a box in the rafters, not to be rediscovered until I started looking for some old pink fabric.

So, if there is any interest, the Mojo may again see the light of day. I've started making new patterns, and will probably make at least a couple for myself. Now I need to try and decipher the bridle marks from my old bridle board!



Title: Re: Coming Soon (?)
Post by: thief on January 14, 2012, 02:31 PM
yes Sam...i still do lust after the McStar....


Title: Re: Coming Soon (?)
Post by: mikenchico on January 14, 2012, 05:34 PM
And did anybody see the new SLK in the album "Doodles in Fabric (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2294195529455&set=a.2294185809212.89970.1686072941&type=1&theater#!/media/set/?set=a.2294185809212.89970.1686072941&type=1)" Ken posted yesterday?

He hasn't got them into his blog yet so I can't post a teaser here, but if you aren't a friend yet over on that Face site, maybe you should get in a request. Ken seems to slip in teasers of his different projects in a few different places. This one is a sort of "Shades of the P38", whose heritage is based off the Ichiban. Oh Yeah!



Title: Re: Coming Soon (?)
Post by: thief on January 14, 2012, 06:10 PM
tenesegrity and cellular design....
Very kewl


Title: Re: Coming Soon (?)
Post by: Gamelord on January 16, 2012, 02:52 PM
Yes yes yes....that new "doodle" would look totally awesome next to my Ichiban!


Title: Re: Coming Soon (?)
Post by: boomertype on January 18, 2012, 12:28 PM
Makes me wonder. . . will there be a Mojo Moonie???
The ultimate Moonie!

My Mojo bag has a:
Mojo Std #5
Mojo UL Custom
Mojo Vented
Mojo UL #222/222 the last first edition.

Glad to see this smooth flyer is soon to be back. . .  :D


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) Coming Soon (?)
Post by: chilese on January 29, 2012, 11:16 AM
email from Ken McNeill:


Hi John,

Good to hear from you.  I'm actually working on the Mojo today.  Doing a couple variations of trailing edge treatments, one bound and the other rolled.  I hope to be able to fly both versions tomorrow.

Definitely going to do the Mojo, but probably a limited run of 20, then the patterns will go back into the vault.  I'm thinking UL only.  I'll make an announcement on my blog in the next couple days, when I've got everything set up.  I'll then start a list and ask for a small deposit.  None of this is hush-hush, and it's OK to talk about it if you want.

The linked panels you've noticed on the colorizer are correct, with the exception of the trailing edge panels.  I'll make the correction to that image, as well as remove the anti-aliasing to get rid of the edges around the colored panels.

If you ever have an opportunity for video (or pics) of good UL Mojo flying, it is always greatly appreciated.

Take care, have fun out there!


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) Coming VERY Soon
Post by: adx1592 on January 29, 2012, 03:51 PM
AWESOME! Can't wait.


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) Coming VERY Soon
Post by: boomertype on January 29, 2012, 07:34 PM
Anyone have a Moonie lineup picture of all the series? :D


Title: Re: Coming Soon (?)
Post by: Allen Carter on January 29, 2012, 08:13 PM

My first Mojo:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wZmCsbVuuuQ/TxHw17C8BoI/AAAAAAAA-PY/DrMFlQdEQUw/s144/Mojo%252520comp.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/20022001Kites#5697599812774135426)


I loved that kite. Very business like, no nonsense.


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) Coming VERY Soon
Post by: DD on January 29, 2012, 08:28 PM
Would like more options of where you can put colors on the colorizer :(
Also where is ken's blog?


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) Coming VERY Soon
Post by: boomertype on January 29, 2012, 08:45 PM
Would like more options of where you can put colors on the colorizer :(
Also where is ken's blog?
Click on the BMK banner on the right side of the screen, it's the one with BMK and the Blue Moonie.  Go to the Connections tab, and enjoy.


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) Coming VERY Soon
Post by: chilese on January 29, 2012, 08:57 PM
From Ken's email, it read as if he was going to update the colorizer to have each panel separate for colors.  :)


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) Coming VERY Soon
Post by: Wayner on February 01, 2012, 09:43 AM
The Mojo UL is a go.  :)

Ken posted an update on his site only 20 kites.

Order early and often  :D


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) IS ON!!
Post by: chilese on February 01, 2012, 12:47 PM
I spoke with Ken today.

He will be using a combo 2PT/3PT frame along with a rolled trailing edge with no leech line, so the kite should be slightly lighter than my Mojo UL.

He will not be offering individual panel colors, but will stick with the colorizer panels which are linked. So what you can do on the colorizer now, is what you can order.


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) IS ON!!
Post by: Wayner on February 01, 2012, 01:07 PM
John,
Thanks for the update.

Got my colors selected.  :)


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) IS ON!!
Post by: chilese on February 01, 2012, 01:44 PM
Well, what did you go for Wayne?  :P


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) IS ON!!
Post by: reddobie on February 01, 2012, 02:25 PM
Ordered and done.


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) IS ON!!
Post by: bt on February 01, 2012, 02:56 PM
Yup.....done as well.....ordered a "ghost"....all white.
Thanks Ken/BMK for breaking my Rev addiction!!!  ;)
bt


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) IS ON!!
Post by: DD on February 01, 2012, 03:53 PM
I spoke with Ken today.

He will be using a combo 2PT/3PT frame along with a rolled trailing edge with no leech line, so the kite should be slightly lighter than my Mojo UL.

He will not be offering individual panel colors, but will stick with the colorizer panels which are linked. So what you can do on the colorizer now, is what you can order.
:'(
now i gotta rethink my colors


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) Coming VERY Soon
Post by: johnguz76 on February 01, 2012, 06:27 PM
Anyone have a Moonie lineup picture of all the series? :D

I do somewhere i;ll see if i can find it..


Title: Re: MOJO UL (Limited Run) IS ON!!
Post by: Wayner on February 01, 2012, 08:26 PM
Well, what did you go for Wayne?  :P


Used my favorite colors.  purple and teal with white, plus I'm the first of twenty on the limited run.  ;D

(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv202/Wayner_photos/Forum%20Pic/MojoUL.jpg)



Love Ken's kites. I have 3; Mantis V2, Mongoose STD & UL. bought them through the swap meet last year. Glad to buy one directly from Blue Moon and put money in Ken's pocket.  ;)