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Author Topic: Can anyone compair the BMK Mamba to Benson Phantom?  (Read 2652 times)
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« on: December 24, 2011, 05:52 AM »

Any one have a Benson Phantom?
If so, how do you like it?


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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 06:56 AM »

I prefer the Mamba it pulls a little more, spins a little tighter, feels a bit more lively.
Either way both are nice kites and amongst the best in the world for construction

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2011, 08:37 AM »

I agree with Ian's assessment for flight quality, but the other big difference is trickability. The Mamba has a much more accessible bag of tricks. Phantom is a great design, but it was created long before most tricks were invented and although it has been modded some over the years, it's still very much an old school kite. I'd love to have a current Phantom, but the Mamba is a more versatile kite.
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2011, 01:47 AM »

Any one have a Benson Phantom?
If so, how do you like it?

Phantom Elite... I love it  Grin 

But I also love my Mamba.  As Allen says, the Mamba is more in tune with modern tricks than the Phantom.  My Mamba has been upgraded to Black Mamba specs (standoff positions) which brings it even more into modern flying.  Both kites are large by modern standards and start to pull hard as the wind speed rises.  The Phantom copes with the gusts a bit easier.

I can't imagine myself getting rid of either kite, but if I was looking to buy only one I'd get the Mamba... first.

Kevin Sanders

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