Saturday, 23 March 2013

Double Mamba!

Those of you who have been following my blog will know I've been looking to double up some of our trick kites to allow us to fly a pair routine in due course which also includes a few basic tricks. First, we got ourselves a pair of Fury 0.85s to fly when the wind really picks up. Then, we got a pair of Cosmic ULs for light winds. That still left a gap for 'standard' wind. Clear candidate for filling that gap was a Blue Moon Kites Mamba. A joy to fly, combining precision with easy trickability (though not a trick monster, but that wasn't what we were looking for) and built with craftsmanship second to none. We already had one Mamba, so just get another one, right?

Well, there was a slight problem in that Blue Moon Kites stopped making kites just as I was starting to look for a second Mamba. And with it being such a superb kite, they aren't very common in the second hand market ..... On top of that, because we always want our paired kites to be different in colour, but at the same time matching or complementing each other in some way, I wanted one in a colour scheme that would fit with our 'black & rainbow' Mamba.

Finally found one for a reasonable price, via someone at the Drachenforum. So here are our 'Black Mamba' and 'Grey Mamba' on their first flight together!

We've now got a large wind range basically covered, except .... no wind. Still contemplating whether or not to double up our Inner Space .... if we do, you'll read about it here!

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