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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2011, 09:06 AM »

From the web archives, it looks like the Mamba went into production spring of 2000.  My first Mamba is #193 dated 01/03. My latest #620 built 08/07.  Any later ones out there?
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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2011, 09:37 AM »

My Mamba is #15, which I bought from Dan before he sold to Steve.  Even though Ken signed and numbered the kite, it was not dated..  I guess I purchased it in 1998-1999.  The best source would probably be Ken.  The Mamba was the first kite he produce under the Blue Moon label.

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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2011, 10:35 AM »

"The Mamba was the first kite he produce under the Blue Moon label."

I believe the Mojo was the first Blue Moon kite.  Both great kites!

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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2011, 11:02 AM »

My first Mamba
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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2011, 12:00 PM »



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« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2011, 12:05 PM »

From the web archives, it looks like the Mamba went into production spring of 2000.  My first Mamba is #193 dated 01/03. My latest #620 built 08/07.  Any later ones out there?


My first Mamba purchased in 2007 - Converted to UL frame




My other Mamba purchased in 2009 - No build number as Ken has decided to stop numbering them


I also have a vented Mamba #228
I would like to add another Standard "Black Mamba" but will have to see how finances work out. Angry

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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2011, 09:06 PM »

Still one of the best looking kites of all time. Wink
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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2011, 10:11 PM »

Amen to that brother.  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2011, 11:52 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2011, 12:23 AM »

"The Mamba was the first kite he produce under the Blue Moon label."

I believe the Mojo was the first Blue Moon kite.  Both great kites!



So where did the Maverick fit in, it was gone while the Mojo was still around, not that that places it early. Guess we should have a Blue Moon History thread. 

*Bob, (to get back on your thread) always a Mamba close by here too, they are called Rhonda's and in her bag but it's not like I don't get to fly them when I want  Smiley  there's just something about a Mamba. What took you so long?

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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2011, 01:12 AM »

Likely over 700 Mambas have been built by this time.  Wonder how many we could get in the air over one weekend or in one location? The great Mamba fly... Grin
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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2011, 06:07 AM »

My Mamba just arrived, so if you want to organise a world-wide Mamba fly at some point, I'm game.
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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2011, 08:41 AM »

We did a Mamba Megafly at MOTs this year. It was awesome!

I'm in for it, just gott'a get a black mamba soon....  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2011, 08:53 AM »

We did a Mamba Megafly at MOTs this year. It was awesome!

I'm in for it, just gott'a get a black mamba soon....  Smiley

Count? 

The have been several BMK MegaFlys over the years. Anyone know the history and kite counts?
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« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2011, 10:39 AM »

The Maverick, if my memory is correct, was a short-lived production by Kmac. Ken pulled the kite shortly after it was introduce because the Maverick closely resembled the kite produced by another firm.  Even though the Maverick was an original work by Ken, he did not wish to market a product that resembled in any way that of another company.  Ken was recognized by the kiting community for his integrity in cancelling the Maverick.  A few Mavericks were sold, however, before Ken's recall was effective.

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