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Mantis

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Had not many kites that felt so solid on the lines. I nicknamed my Mantis, Cadillac πŸ˜‰

Pity she’s is not made anymore. :cry:
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Nice colour scheme 8-)
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The vented was a really nice kite, most vented kites either lack wind range or are pretty nasty to fly but the V2 hit a sweet spot for me

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Re: Mantis in case anyone needs parts etc

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Mantis parts
Mantis std.
Description Specifications
Spine SkyShark P300 @ 31.5β€³
Spine Extension .240 w/fittings
Upper Leading Edge SkyShark P200 @ 31.0β€³
Lower Leading Edge SkyShark P200 @ 31.0β€³
Lower Spreader SkyShark Nitro @ 32.5β€³ 3
Upper Spreader .220 pultruded @ 21.5β€³
Custom leading edge fittings Custom APA Ca
Nocks Lock Nocks
T Ferrule .240 solid x 4.0β€³
Stand-offs inner 3mm carbon rod @ 10.25β€³ 1
Stand-offs outer 3mm carbon rod @ 9.625β€³ 1


Mantis Nitro
Description Specifications
Spine SkyShark P300 @ 31.5β€³
Spine Extension .240 w/fittings
Upper Leading Edge SkyShark Nitro @ 31.0β€³ 2
Lower Leading Edge SkyShark Nitro @ 31.0β€³ 2
Lower Spreader SkyShark Nitro Black Diamond @ 32.5β€³ 3
Upper Spreader .220 pultruded @ 21.5β€³
Custom leading edge fittings Custom APA Ca
safety nocks, .254 .254 safety nocks for BD Nitro
T Ferrule .285 solid x 4.0β€³
Stand-offs inner 3mm carbon rod @ 10.25β€³ 1
Stand-offs outer 3mm carbon rod @ 9.625

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Re: Mantis

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Took me a couple of times to get used to it, but yowee!!!!!
I love the 3D effect of the paneling!!!
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Re: Mantis

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A long time ago on a beach far, far away ...
Dos Steves!
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Re: Mantis

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I got to fly my std for a hour this week :D
It's not been out of the bag for ages. It's an interesting fly that takes a little adjusting to and it's all the better for it.

Got an hour each on a Mongoose and a Mojo UL on other days too.

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Re: Mantis

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steve hall wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:17 pm
A long time ago on a beach far, far away ...
Dos Steves!
@skb
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That is a great shot, it looks like we did it on Purpose!😜

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Re: Mantis

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skb wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:28 pm
steve hall wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:17 pm
A long time ago on a beach far, far away ...
Dos Steves!
@skb
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That is a great shot, it looks like we did it on Purpose!😜
I suspect photoshop :D

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Re: Mantis

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Mine, a x-mas gift to myself some 12 years ago ...
Have to fly it more often again ...
Mantis.jpg

Best regards, Jens

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Re: Mantis

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JensL wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:27 am
...Have to fly it more often again
Good to have you here Jens!

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