Like the swallows to Capistrano…

…the Mamba is coming back to Blue Moon Kites.

A couple years ago, a good friend suggested that I should never really discontinue anything. I didn’t give it too much thought at the time, but in retrospect, he was right. I’d already made the decision to discontinue a couple of my kites, and darned if I was going to let good sense and wisdom get in my way!

I’m excited about the return of the Mamba. I had a chance to spend a little time with one recently, for the first time in a long time, and it reignited that old spark.

I think the time is right to bring a sport kite or two back into the Blue Moon lineup. For me, it represents a return to my roots in kiting. It also helps keep alive the tradition of the dual line kite that’s made from scratch by the professional kitemaker that designed it.

I need a few more days to finish up the new prototypes / demo kites, but the lines are open for starting a dialog about adding a fresh new Mamba to the end of your flight lines.

The Mamba is returning largely unchanged from the 2014 update. There may be a few minor tweaks in construction and materials from the last run, but nothing that’s going to change the character of the kite.

The standard and UL Mambas, framed primarily in Sky Shark Nitros and 3PT’s respectively, will be priced at $359. The vented version (Mamba V2) will be $399. I will make an effort to keep a Mamba or two on hand and listed in the shop. You can find more info, as well as specs, etc. on the Mamba page.

Look for the Mamba to be joined, sometime before the end of the year, by a second BMK sport kite. More details on that one in the next several weeks.

If your travels find you in the mountains of North Carolina over Labor Day weekend, please join us up on Beech Mountain for the Mile High Kite Festival. Check out the Mamba and the other Blue Moon kites.

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