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9 years 1 week ago #16775 by GSPT
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Steve, spot-on review of the ski. Here's a link to first video, shot on Swan River yesterday. I'd only been on the ski for a minute (and hadn't paddled for two months), so if I look wonky, that's why.

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9 years 1 week ago #16782 by MuzLath
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GSPT wrote: Nothing on the web site (mangoracing.com) yet, as they are test skis.


specs?

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9 years 1 week ago #16783 by GSPT
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Specs

Length : 6.44 - 21' .12"
Width : 43 cm - 17 "
Height : 36 cm - 14 "
Weight : Carbon 8.6 kg, Fibreglass : 15 kg.

Construction Method : Carbon Racer 8.6 kg
Hi modulus carbon wet layup, Nomex Honeycombe core.
High temperature boots, vacuum bagged and cured with epoxy resin.
Clear carbon finish or colour sprayed.

Construction Method : Fibreglass 15 kg.
Hybrid carbon/kevlar/fibreglass wet layup with mat material combination.
High temperature boots vacuum bagged and cured with epoxy resin.
Housed in special boots:
Gelcote colour sprayed.

Hope that keeps everyone happy.
Now please wait until modifications are made.

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9 years 1 week ago #16804 by GSPT
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Length : 6.44 - 21' .12"
Width : 43 cm - 17 "
Height : 36 cm - 14 "
Weight : Carbon 8.6 kg, Fibreglass : 15 kg.

Construction Method : Carbon Racer 8.6 kg
Hi modulus carbon wet layup, Nomex Honeycombe core.
High temperature boots, vacuum bagged and cured with epoxy resin.
Clear carbon finish or colour sprayed.

Construction Method : Fibreglass 15 kg.
Hybrid carbon/kevlar/fibreglass wet layup with mat material combination.
High temperature boots vacuum bagged and cured with epoxy resin.
Housed in special boots:
Gelcote colour sprayed.

Greg Smith
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8 years 11 months ago #16950 by GSPT
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Indeed, it is lighter and longer than the Atom. I'm waiting on the gel coat to arrive for the minor repairs, then it can be shown.

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8 years 11 months ago #16952 by AR_convert
Have you paddled an Atom Greg?

If so how did it compare in the seat width department to the Black Night?

Always looking for the next boat :)

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8 years 11 months ago #16995 by GSPT
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Yes, Brett, paddled the Atom quite a bit. Very different skis. As for seat: Atom way deeper and you feel a bit more snug. With the Black Knight, it's high, but quite roomy, so will suit larger guys, too. I'm a 34" waist and had no problems with width, but as I said in earlier posts, it's possibly more for advanced paddlers (just like the Atom) but it's a true "surf" ski.

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8 years 11 months ago - 8 years 11 months ago #17118 by GSPT
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Just sent to me by Mango, co-designer of the ski, shot on Sydney Harbour. vimeo.com/67698949

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Last edit: 8 years 11 months ago by GSPT. Reason: Put video in link but didn't appear, so switched to boy of message

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8 years 11 months ago #17293 by GSPT
If you're in Perth, you can test the ski (river-only at Bayswater, Sunday morning-only). I work six days a week and I can't let an 8.6kg ski loose anywhere. Please text or message 0405313000 to arrange a time (20-minute slots). Thanks.

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8 years 8 months ago #18159 by AR_convert
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How's this ski been going in the Ocean Greg?

Always looking for the next boat :)

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8 years 8 months ago #18168 by GSPT
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Hi, Brett. The design is being modified with a lower seat. Unsure of when new model will arrive, as I believe Mango is focussed on the club market for the moment.

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8 years 7 months ago #18752 by GSPT
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There is a new WaveRider 2 (adjustable leg length) from Mango Racing arriving in OZ this week. It was passed by SLSA last week. So maybe check out their web site.

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8 years 7 months ago #18754 by GSPT
The seat on the Black Knight has been lowered, making an amazing difference to stability.
See vimeo.com/77317802

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8 years 7 months ago #18759 by GSPT
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Steve. The seat has been lowered. Makes a heck of a difference.

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