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« on: April 20, 2010, 06:33 PM »

Just got my Manta.  Very sweet flyer, just so well balanced.  Beautiful workmanship.  Top notch.  "So Choice" as Ferris Buller says.  Some pictures.

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 06:35 PM »

and......going flat...

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 07:27 PM »

Like the unusual color combo!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010, 08:27 PM »

I like the refined white versions but I always seem to get white kites dirty and then I'm disapointed with a dirty kite  Cry

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 05:04 PM »

You won't lose that one in the sky!
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010, 05:59 PM »

+1!
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 06:51 PM »

 Cool I really got to get me one of those Tongue Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 07:04 PM »

we've flown one of these on a windless friday night fly on 75' of line. we'd have it climb and soar, gliding so well we'd reach the end of the line as it went away from us.

once you get it tuned right for the conditions, it flies so beautifully it defies logic.





... then i broke it man-handling it (sry knt). Cry
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2010, 07:13 PM »

But these are so well behaved...what's with the manhandling?

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Asfink tersez wot....

Exactly! Party on, Garth!
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2010, 10:50 PM »

i touched it's rear and it snapped at me. if you're going to try and pick one of these up, look it in the nose while doing so.
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2010, 05:02 AM »

Like milking a cow from the rear.    Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2010, 11:51 AM »

Not much weight but a lot of resistance on a small rod, what a .1560 spine? Curious, do they use solid carbon like the Skate or the tubes?

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2010, 12:33 PM »

Looks like .1560 tube all around.  I also got the heavier cross spar for higher winds.

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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2010, 10:51 AM »

This is definitely on my want list. It's just the $$$ holding me back ATM.  Sad
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2010, 02:06 PM »

Very nice!  I would love to see some video.
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