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Author Topic: thanks ken for all the great kites  (Read 3407 times)
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« on: March 31, 2012, 04:04 PM »

guess bmk is closing

Now for a little news - I've decided to close Blue Moon after my
existing orders are completed.  That includes Mojos #7-20, and a set of
three Mambas.  Rest assured that your kites are important to me, and I
will build them to the same standards you've come to expect over the years.
Jon, at SkyBurner Kites, has agreed to take over long-term support and
repairs on the BMK kites.  I set this up because I probably won't have
the parts and materials on hand to provide service as needed.  Shorter
term, you can still reach me for help with any problems of questions.
The main website will go dark next week, but the forum will stay up, at
least until the end of the year.  The Blue Moon page on Facebook will
come down in a few weeks.  I'm working on a new site at for future projects.  You're welcome to subscribe
to the RSS feed at
Not sure yet what I'm going to do, but I do have some other projects in
the works.  Thank you all, for your business and support over the years,
as well as many of you, for your friendship.   After my orders are done,
I'm taking a few days off to map out a new direction.  Going to
disappear into the hills with my fly rod and camera.
Take care, and good winds.  See you out there...
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 08:58 PM »

 Sad news.
Thanks Ken.  I love the kites you made for me.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 09:02 PM »

Sad day in the kiting world.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 10:56 PM »

Never managed a Ichiban.

Hope you find the right breeze and are brave enough to surrender to it.

Good luck, Ken.

Sent from a long time a galaxy far, far away.

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 12:33 AM »


I'll cherish my Mamba even more now.

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 03:46 PM »

 Huh Sad Cry

I just started back into kiting after a long hiatus... And owning a Mamba UL was something I always wanted (I've actually been visiting the page and looking at the pics quite a bit).  I can't say I'm not sad to see you and your kites go, but I wish you all the best.  And your kites are really beautiful, Ken.  I even got to fly one once, and it was a joy. 

Best to you, wherever you go.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 05:54 PM »

Thanks for the awesome Blue Moon kites that I own Ken. They are a work of art and fly beautifully.  Grin
Your kite making skills will truly be missed.  Embarrassed

Best of luck to you and yours.

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 07:54 PM »

Gosh, I really regret not ordering that Mamba...

I was really interested in the project you had in the blog a ways back.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 09:16 PM »

Ken, you will be greatly missed.  I always enjoyed visiting with you and even meeting you at q KP several years ago.

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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 09:32 PM »


Ken, you & your kites will be missed.  Best wishes on whatever adventures you do embark on.

I had only recently "discovered" the amazing craftsmanship & quality that are BMK's, although I had heard about them for years.  I will cherish the few I do have.

I'm still hoping it's an April fool's joke.  Wink

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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 04:07 AM »

Glad I got the Exile and 61/49... Would have liked the Ichiban but I got shot down when I suggested it.

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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 04:58 AM »

Rats  Angry
Sorry to hear this really. I learned on an Exile.
I had just finally found the color combination I wanted on a 61/49, but alas, I waited too long.  Sad
Best wishes in whatever your future pursuits may be. You set the standard other kite builders were judged by.  Wink


I always wanted to be a procrastinator..........
I just never got around to it.
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 06:52 AM »

A sad day. Wishing I ordered a Mamba. Ive have owned several Aries kites from you Ken, and loved them. Good luck in the future!

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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2012, 07:02 AM »

Was really hoping this was april fools joke. I also regret not getting the mojo ul. Thanks Ken for all you have done!

Sine Metu!
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