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Author Topic: BMK Mamba Standard vs Vented??  (Read 4106 times)
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« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2018, 06:01 AM »

That is a nice Mamba as well!

Lets see More!!

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« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2018, 09:03 AM »

Just received my new Mamba Std from Blue Moon Kites. 

This was a very popular color/graphics choice when the Mamba first came out, & still I LOVE IT!! (now I have to wait for wind...)

Thanks Ken!!!!!

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« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2018, 09:36 AM »

My new Mamba UL!

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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2018, 10:03 AM »

Both very nice Mambas!

Keep them coming!!

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The Bigger the Better!!
Force 10
L1 Thor’s Hammer 163”
FW Pandora 133”
Albatross Firefox 130”
TT Big Hawk 126”
NTK Firestorm 120”
TOTL North Shore Radical 99”
TOTL Spin-off 96”
TOTL Hawaiian 96”
Skynasaus Slicer 96"
BMK Mamba 95”
Crystal Kite Chainlink 93"
Prism Hypnosist 93”
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« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2018, 12:55 PM »

Just received my new Mambas  Smiley. From left to right - UL, Standard, Vented.
Heading out flying now.
Thanks for a great job Ken.
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« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2019, 10:26 AM »

I decided to order a Mamba UL from Ken with the following color scheme. My colors have always been red, gold and black. Can't wait to get it and fly. I'll post some pics later.

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« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2019, 11:20 AM »

Those are some cool Mambas!

Has anyone notice the lower spreader "T" to be very tight? Mine I had to open up the hole. I could barely get mine together and I almost broke the kite getting it apart.

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Force 10
L1 Thor’s Hammer 163”
FW Pandora 133”
Albatross Firefox 130”
TT Big Hawk 126”
NTK Firestorm 120”
TOTL North Shore Radical 99”
TOTL Spin-off 96”
TOTL Hawaiian 96”
Skynasaus Slicer 96"
BMK Mamba 95”
Crystal Kite Chainlink 93"
Prism Hypnosist 93”
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« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2019, 07:54 AM »

My Mongoose was made in 2011 and fittings are still very tight. I have a extracto winder that helps pushing out the spreaders but have to be very methodical so I don't slip. When it's cold I don't even try to put it together. I'm okay with it because the connections are going to last. Already wore out the lower LE connections on my Widow Maker Pro. Got parts last week and the last few times I'd flown it one side was holding but right on the edge of failure. Nighthawks are due also.When new it was very hard to get the ferrule inserted.All my kites are loosening at the tee now except the Mongoose. When it's a issue I'll c glue and sand the ferrules to snug them back up. Guess it's one of those give and take things. Cheap easy fixes so no complaints. The more I learn the Mongoose the more I want another BMK. Flies like no other kite I have. It's the only kite I have that I really enjoy flying without tricking even though the tricks are right there. Kites really hard to fade launch but will stay in the pancake so a few moves from there are easy to do. Those moves translated to all my other kites pretty easily.In the air it and the Black Dog are easiest to hold the fade for me. Can't hardly Roto Fade at all but I think it's going to be one of those two that unlock the trick.The silky feel of the Mongoose is very addicting.From what I've read seems like that silky feel is a unique BMK thing.
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