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« on: February 08, 2011, 03:56 PM »

I received my new Mamba 2 weeks ago. This kite is fantastic. It's what I have been looking for in a kite for years. To me it is a smooth, balanced kite. No adjustments needed or weights. Roll up is quick and easy. It is sooo relaxing to fly this kite. Tricks are there if you want them. I can't say enough about how great this kite flies. To me this is the best kite I have ever had. For those that have never flown one, you are missing out on a great flying experiance.

I have bought and sold alot of kites. The Mamba will always be in my kite bag and never for sale.

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011, 04:25 PM »

Congrats on your purchase.  I own a Blue Moon Mantis and feel the same way, it's perfect.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011, 05:41 PM »

Yes indeed! I had one out just this afternoon. A very smooth flier and always a joy to fly.  It was my first boutique kite.  What a slippery slope that was  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011, 06:27 PM »

The Mamba is a very speacial kite for sure. One of my all time favorite designs. For lack of a better word, it feels very sophisticated but can very tricky if the pilot knows how to manage the lines properly. I love the size of the kite as well. It has a great presence in the sky. It is eye candy as well.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2011, 08:04 PM »

The best sail pattern of all time. Put the right colors in the right places and it's easily one of the best looking production sport kites in history.

Nobody would care if it wasn't also a joy to fly. It's a great kite to fly with music. Very responsive and not too slow considering it's size. I miss mine.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011, 10:50 PM »

Bob,

Did you get the "black" Mamba?  Mine is one of the first originals, No. 15.  I almost most always have that kite with me, or some other Kmac creation.  Those kites are hard to beat.

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011, 02:20 AM »

It's a Black Mamba.

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2011, 04:11 AM »

Living in the UK has always prevented me from getting a Blue Moon Kite, because of the extra shipping and customs costs involved. However, a new Mamba was offered on eBay, based in Ireland (i.e. no customs charges involved!). Won the bidding war and snapped it up for the equivalent of about $150 .... 

Should be in the post shortly!

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2011, 04:19 AM »

Living in the UK has always prevented me from getting a Blue Moon Kite, because of the extra shipping and customs costs involved. However, a new Mamba was offered on eBay, based in Ireland (i.e. no customs charges involved!). Won the bidding war and snapped it up for the equivalent of about $150 .... 

Should be in the post shortly!

Nice deal!  Looking forward to pics.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2011, 04:20 AM »

Here's the pic of the kite as it appeared on eBay:

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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2011, 04:25 AM »

One of the nicer spectrum layouts, a classic for sure.  I wonder how many of those colors Ken has made?  I have four myself  Huh Grin
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2011, 04:30 AM »

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I have four myself

Yep, just saw the pictures in your picasa album! Nice set for sure!
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2011, 03:28 PM »


And this is the lady in question



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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2011, 04:52 PM »

Nice ! ......very nice  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2011, 07:37 AM »

One of the nicer spectrum layouts, a classic for sure.  I wonder how many of those colors Ken has made?  I have four myself  Huh Grin

I think we have a twin of that spectrum layout also, maybe some slight variations. How many years has Ken been producing the Mamba now? I remember Steve discussing one of his conversations with Ken and relating that it was the highest selling Blue Moon kite and he had a number produced then, that was around the time Ken was stopping the numbering. Many Blue Moon kites have come and gone since the Mamba but the Mamba marches on, probably good for another run with the refresh now unless Ken wears out the templates.

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