Mamba

I’m happy to announce the return of the Mamba! A classic design, the Mamba has had a place on the end of many, many linesets for almost two decades.

Why is the Mamba back? Simple, it’s still fresh, and still relevant. The Mamba is ready to be “discovered” by a new generation of sport kite flyers, as well as veteran flyers, who will appreciate it’s refined nature.

The Mamba was redeveloped in 2014 to reflect the advances in materials and building since it’s original introduction, way back in 2000. The new generation uses the classic’s dimensions and layout, and I’ve put a lot of work into retaining the spirit of the first generation Mamba. My flight testing tells me that this is a Mamba in every sense of the word. It looks like a Mamba, It flies like a Mamba. It sounds like a Mamba. This is all my way of saying that there may be subtle differences, but it still has that classic soul. My intention was not to make a copy, but to make a Mamba!

When I first created the Mamba, in the spring of 2000, it was the easiest design of my career in kiting. I mean draw it, guesstimate a pattern, sew it up, done! One shot. Even the bridle only had very minor tweaks from the one tied cold in my studio. Sometimes, you just get lucky. I’ve sweated the details a lot more on the second generation Mamba than I ever did back then.

If you’d like to have a custom Mamba crafted, drop me a line or give me a call. I’d be honored to work with you to put a Mamba at the end of your lines!

Mamba specs -

Mamba standard -
  • wingspan – 95″
  • height– 46.5″
  • wind range – 3-18 mph
  • sail material – PC31 Polyester
  • frame – SkyShark Nitro
  • rec. line – 80-150lb Spectra, 75-125 ft.
  • custom price: $359
  • contact me to order your Mamba
  • check out the shop, as Mambas will be available occasionally
Mamba UL -
  • wind range – 1.5-8 mph
  • frame – SkyShark 3PT LE & 3PT BD LS
  • recommended line – 80lb x 65ft-100ft premium spectra
  • price: $359
Mamba Vented -
  • wind range – 8-20+ mph
  • frame – SkyShark Nitro
  • recommended line – 150lb-250lb x 100ft-125ft premium spectra
  • price: $389

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