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« on: April 01, 2012, 01:49 PM »

It is not a surprise to any of you that Ken McNeill is my favorite kitemaker (over 5000 kites made).

Bambi and I own about 20 KMac dualies (although one was an Aerie licensed kite and not made by him).

Bambi's favorite flying kite is the broadseamed AirFX.

My favorite flying kite is the broadseamed Mojo.

The only kite I ever made (mostly) is my friendship Mojo UL.

One of my most cherished kiting moments was flying pairs with Ken on the only 2 Vented AirFX kites I've ever seen or heard of. That man can fly pairs amazingly well. He led, I attempted to follow. Although we did manage 1 shoulder to shoulder death spiral windup and unwind that was visually stunning.

In memory of Aerie Kiteworks and Blue Moon Kites, all the KMac photos on our Picasa albums have been copied and moved into a new standalone album. There will be more photos added as the final Mojos arrive in Las Vegas.

Ken, I wish you well.

Album starts here (many photos taken back in the days of 1MP Nikon 900s):
https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/KenMcNeillAerieBlueMoon
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 11:11 PM »

Hopefully this won't be the last we see of Ken in the building arena. I'd still like to add an ichiban to my SLK bag but alas the saving goal hasn't been reached yet. Maybe his "other projects" will turn out well for him
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 12:31 PM »

I am a bit behind on things and just discovered this today.. I forsee him coming up with some single line stuff that's going to put a smile on all of our faces..  as always.  I too love his kites and the Mamba is magical for me... When I move to Alaska they will probably be the only kites I take besides a Pyro (ghost)  Maybe my MojoUL if I don't sell it. I gave the std to my daughter-in-law for Christmas this year..  she loves it.

Thanks for the album John.. I am going to save it for Sunday with my coffee in the morning.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 01:09 PM »

Maybe my MojoUL if I don't sell it.

Check with Kirsten if you go to sell the Pinky, she always liked it better than mine   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 05:53 PM »

When I move to Alaska they will probably be the only kites I take besides a Pyro (ghost) g.
Alaska? where to in that place???
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