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Title: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: chilese on May 16, 2013, 03:49 PM
In honor of Ken McNeill (2 l's, not 1) opening his doors to kitemaking....

Thought we'd have a thread honoring the man.

I chose the Mamba as it was his flagship kite and probably the most
versatile panel layout ever done on a sport kite.

So, show us your Mamba(s).  :)
This was a gift from some special people on the Forum.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fp4jEIML9qg/S2fW2WqXihI/AAAAAAAAKz4/wstJ1U597mQ/s800/52%2520Mamba.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2003Kites#5433547704730356242)

Let me know if you can see the 3D Mamba in this cross-your-eyes stereogram.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7PWAasyAGwg/S1vvHHb8ZmI/AAAAAAAABD8/87COpmtYd_w/s800/Mamba%25203D%2520Stereogram.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2004Kites#5430196681259640418)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba
Post by: thief on May 16, 2013, 05:21 PM
I do not have any of his sport kites...but still have a couple of his pieces...
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GGkHrjanbwc/Ti9yaFr-hgI/AAAAAAAAU0g/sO_cqMadzgA/s512/1028622606453.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ozWLD7JJAYI/SMVS_JCVgXI/AAAAAAAALLA/YGUDTMa08Is/s576/sixtyoneslashfortynine%2520%252812%2529.JPG)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba
Post by: chilese on May 16, 2013, 05:25 PM
It's all good.


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Charles G on May 16, 2013, 07:20 PM
Here's mine.

(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm4/charlesg3116/Sky%20Candy/IMG_1550.jpg) (http://s292.photobucket.com/user/charlesg3116/media/Sky%20Candy/IMG_1550.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: chilese on May 16, 2013, 07:24 PM
Did you get that from Bill Haebler?

It's a beauty.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Dv5qafsudn8/S2QM1wygN2I/AAAAAAAAIpA/lXkdl-joWYo/s144/193%2520haebler%2520mamba.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2004Kites#5432481168284989282)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: MtnFlyer on May 16, 2013, 07:25 PM
Mamba UL...
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-D1acHUOyI8Y/UJ8E8PnuGoI/AAAAAAAAAaE/AH9PXvEVeng/s640/DSCN2863.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/102985459895132653061/DualAndQuadLineKites#5809367477363022466)

Mamba Standard...
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SOiQI9FgMUc/UJ8FFIlRX-I/AAAAAAAAAaM/XwqI5EkYqXM/s640/DSC03632a.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/102985459895132653061/DualAndQuadLineKites#5809367630092525538)

Mamba Vented custom...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wFIOcRlk72I/UJ8EuZU6rJI/AAAAAAAAAZs/dL6XuIodUgE/s640/DSC03623a.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/102985459895132653061/DualAndQuadLineKites#5809367239450340498)

and, of course...
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jdGvHg8-m4s/UJ8DZgOq5wI/AAAAAAAAAZE/iyW1e7NzMow/s640/DSC01965.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/102985459895132653061/DualAndQuadLineKites#5809365781014308610)

 ;D

Thanks, John!  ;)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Charles G on May 16, 2013, 07:36 PM
Did you get that from Bill Haebler?

It's a beauty.


Yes. I got it from Bill when he had his first Southern California kite sale.


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: lineman on May 16, 2013, 07:46 PM
lightandvariable      Sure do love that mamba!


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Smeagol on May 16, 2013, 10:46 PM
Here we go...

Mamba SUL
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7308/8747053800_ca376f3638_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/peritrochoid/8747053800/)

Black Mamba
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/8745944437_03374bbec5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/peritrochoid/8745944437/)

Great kites!

-Mike


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Flying Fish on May 17, 2013, 12:00 AM
My two Mambas:

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/drosomel/IMG_1067_zpsd3950ac8.jpg)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Ara Ararauna on May 17, 2013, 12:42 AM
Black Mamba
([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/8745944437_03374bbec5_c.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/peritrochoid/8745944437/[/url])


"Black" Mamba ?!?!   ???


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: alien on May 17, 2013, 04:35 AM
OH-YES  :P I want the Smeagol black one  :P
And to you Chilese,...my eyes were already crossed from way to many Micron hours and my brain has been fried for many beers, so you should not pull stunts like that.(i just spent ten minutes cross eyed and the wind changed)  :-[
Whats that moon character on those kites name,he did a famous ham-M-burger add many beers ago?I see that moon face and in my brain appears desert storm choc chip camo? Cant put my finger on it  ???
McNeill collectables  :P



Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: ndcmpc on May 17, 2013, 05:16 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-awE7LPaZ6pM/UZYcEwExrZI/AAAAAAAAAdY/F8Spz-B91D4/s640/BM%2520001.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/104529975464351602748/BlueMoon#5878917231528750482)

Plus two other Moonies: Exile UL "White" Moonie and the Mongoose Moonie.  I didn't have them when this photo was taken.



Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: alien on May 17, 2013, 05:24 AM
NDCMPC,
"TO THE BLUEMOON MOBILE MOONMAN!"


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: MtnFlyer on May 17, 2013, 06:34 AM
Love the license plate, Doug!  ;D


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: ndcmpc on May 17, 2013, 06:44 AM
Love the license plate, Doug!  ;D

I always wondered how long it would take before I got a ticket for unauthorized license modification by adding the Blue Moon sticker to it.  Never happened fortunately.  8)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Smeagol on May 17, 2013, 08:08 PM
Guess I should have said "all white or ghost Black Mamba".. heh ;)

It's the first of the Black Mambas.

-Mike

Black Mamba
([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/8745944437_03374bbec5_c.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/peritrochoid/8745944437/[/url])


"Black" Mamba ?!?!   ???


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: bt on May 17, 2013, 09:22 PM
Here it is.....based on my Killer Bee.... And for fun....one of the last 20 (#3) Mojo`s.
The panel layout of the Mamba was very condusive to a wide range of graphic possibilities. I had quite a time deciding on this one or one like lightnvariable`s. If I had enough loot...or weren`t scoring other Aerie kites at the time....I would have got a "bird" sul as well...it was the last Black Fri sale....
bt

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Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Allen Carter on May 17, 2013, 09:44 PM
The green one was my first Mamba. Never should have sold it. The other two are my current kites. The Gull is a Mamba UL, the other a Std

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Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Steve on May 18, 2013, 08:55 AM
my first Mamba
(http://www.gwtwforum.com/netimages/mamba16.jpg)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Steve on May 18, 2013, 09:01 AM
first Mako
(http://www.gwtwforum.com/netimages/MAKO3.JPG)

first Mojo
(http://www.gwtwforum.com/netimages/MOJO2.JPG)

only 'kite whose name shall not be mentioned'
(http://www.gwtwforum.com/netimages/MAV11.JPG)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Steve on May 18, 2013, 09:06 AM
(http://www.gwtwforum.com/netimages/BMK2.JPG)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Steve on May 18, 2013, 10:55 AM
Chris and some of her BMK collection
(http://www.gwtwforum.com/netimages/chrisandbmk.jpg)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Smeagol on May 18, 2013, 12:09 PM
Ah, forgot the others...

my Mongoose UL:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6565705205_34708945aa_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/peritrochoid/6565705205/)

Mojo UL alongside my old Buena Vista Sonic:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5196/7370871434_6bcab059bd_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/peritrochoid/7370871434/)

Dang, guess I don't really have many BMK's compared to some of you guys. ;)

-Mike


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: chilese on May 18, 2013, 12:21 PM
Love that Mongoose color combo.

Ken is the man.

I've got about 20 of his dualies.  :)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: PUZZLE on May 18, 2013, 03:13 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VWFwjfRtIfadR6Q6NqXMjdWV_S0DoHiLidIAGG-7wg=w334-h200-p-no)(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/jU_P5lF4gy6Wm2JKPlGkYdvUdoWg_buf3Gh8PvIoBrA=w280-h210-p-no)
my#10 mojo ul and 61/49


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Smeagol on May 18, 2013, 03:42 PM
Indeed he is.

I spent many hours fiddling with the colorizer on that one.   :D

Thankfully Ken approved, and so it came into being.


Love that Mongoose color combo.

Ken is the man.

I've got about 20 of his dualies.  :)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: sugarbaker on May 18, 2013, 06:37 PM
unfortunately I was not able to obtain a Mamba before Ken shut down Blue Moon... I'm happy that he is selling kites again and may have one of his SLKs in my future. For now, I'll be flying my three BMKs pictured here.

My first BMK... Muse.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PJtNn9MBrh8/T2HFqgvPbgI/AAAAAAAABD8/qNDWX8ECmXc/w1003-h666-no/DSC_9570.jpg)

And build to match my muse came my second BMK... Exile

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dcjPtKg3mwM/T2HFptW3i3I/AAAAAAAABDs/E3Od_f31qYI/w1003-h666-no/DSC_9565.jpg)

Then my last, and favorite to fly... Moonie Mongoose #10

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FRzckjJK1EI/T2Rzteh28lI/AAAAAAAABHg/X3hYyqolIIA/w1003-h666-no/DSC_2202.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-G2OXLVHdazM/T2Rzt1p97cI/AAAAAAAABHo/Fta5ykqZAf0/w1003-h666-no/DSC_2203.jpg)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Steve on May 18, 2013, 07:53 PM
Mantis Inhale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt-nucbztDU#)


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: Ara Ararauna on May 19, 2013, 02:15 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VWFwjfRtIfadR6Q6NqXMjdWV_S0DoHiLidIAGG-7wg=w334-h200-p-no)(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/jU_P5lF4gy6Wm2JKPlGkYdvUdoWg_buf3Gh8PvIoBrA=w280-h210-p-no)
my#10 mojo ul and 61/49

Ohhhh...  ???  veeeery nice.....    :P


Title: Re: Show Us Your Mamba (or any other KMac)
Post by: alien on May 19, 2013, 04:29 AM
What a brilliant collection of the best looking kites ever.  :P
I reckon my next kite will be shipped USPS,might even have some pink in it.  ;D
Great video steve,nothin better than low level trickin!  :-*