2009 Eclipse kite details released

Some news and photos have been released on the 2009 Eclipse line up.

For the coming season Eclipse kitesurfers will have 3 weapons of choice for the water. The Thruster , The Kima and The Nano available form the end of September and the promise of a Snow kite later in the year. Here is what we know is solid so far and some close up pics.

Bridle load spreader detail

Bridle load spreader detail

Leading Edge Construction 2009 Eclipse

Leading Edge Construction 2009 Eclipse

Leading Edge Construction

Leading Edge Construction

2009 Bumper detail

2009 Bumper Edge Kima

The Eclipse Thruster 2009 – As in previous years , this will be the high performance competition kite but a bigger range of sizes will be available in 6-8-10-12-14-16m . Eclipse are promising even bigger air than before with increased hang time. Given this kites ability to catapult riders into huge air , and fantastic turning speeds we really cant wait to put this one to the test. Here are some previews of the colours , but i believe they are work in progress

Eclipse thruster 2009 line up - work in progress

Eclipse thruster 2009 line up - work in progress

Also here is a sneak at the thruster in action on the waves

First pic released of the 2009 thruster in test

First pic released of the 2009 thruster in test

The Eclipse Nano 2009 –The coming seasons Nano is all about adaptability. It is no longer the wave specific kite it was originally designed to be in 2007 , but now a well rounded kite to be used in all conditions. Waves, flat water , chop, snow , if you do it all this kite is designed to do it all with you.the nano has been redesigned from scratch and made into an all around kite for average kiters that are looking for and easy kite to fly and have fun. Expect huge wind ranges , as Eclipse have been testing the 9m and having fun in 18 knots yet it was able to handle over 40 knots (with Dimitri at the wheel). Expect superb stability floaty jumps with big air and uncomplicated flying.
It may be an all rounder , but when you still want to boost....

It may be an all rounder , but when you still want to boost....

 

Kite looping the 2009 nano during testing

Kite looping the 2009 nano during testing

 
Early testing pics Nano 2009

Early testing pics Nano 2009

 The Eclipse Kima 2009– The kima is a completely new kite for 2009. It is all about turning speed and stability. Its not big on boosting , but take it into waves and eclipse promise stunning wave specific performance like no other. It all comes from the grunt , depower ability, stability and fast turning speeds. the Kima could just be a wave riders wet dream.. Dimitri has commented saying “the KIMA is a SICK kite for wave use, this kite just allow you to focus on riding the wave and not flying the kite. Its hard to describe the KIMA is just always with you on the wave it can even fall behind you when wave ridding and stay in the air so it allows the user full freedom over the waves.”

Kima 2009 Colour line up

Kima 2009 Colour line up

 

 That’s all we have for now , but keep an eye on our kitesurrf warehouse’s kitesurfing kite shop for more news
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One Response to “2009 Eclipse kite details released”

  1. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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