Eclipse Thruster 2010 Kite Review
The Eclipse Thruster has proven as one of the most versatile freestyle and racing kites over the last seasons. The Eclipse team has managed to bled power and control into a unique flying machine. In 2010 the Thruster is back and it is even more efficient and reliable. The new Thruster is characterized by the same awesome power and top control, but it is tuned to deliver even better performance. Features like relaunch, low end power, upwind ability and turning speed were significantly improved for 2010. The kite is ready to take any serious freestyler and racer on the podium of any competition.
Eclipse kiteboarding is back in 2010 with two kite models: The Surge and the Thruster. The Surge is one of the best C-kites ever and a great freestyle and waveriding machine, while the Thruster is intended to redefine the freestyle and racing experience. The Eclipse Thruster V.4 is quite powerful and fast and has an accurate control. It is the number one choice for many experienced freestylers and racers.
The kite is built using the innovative Eclipse Hurricane Proof Construction. Every single wearable part of the kite is reinforced and the Thruster can take the worse punishment without suffering any damage. At the same time, this construction makes it light, so the kite feels very lively once it is set in the air. The kite is powered up through a Quick Pump Inflation system and it is very easy to set up. The Innovative Hyper Flex Leading Edge improves the turning speed and the overall stability in all wind conditions.
The kite uses a Micro Bridal system based on a simple bridle, which offers excellent depower and prevents the lines from tangling. The Speed Control feature allows the rider to steer and handle the kite without problems even at top speeds or in high winds. The Thruster uses Serviceable Pulleys, a simple 2-pulley system attached to the kite which improves overall handling. The Bridle Deflectors prevent the bridle from getting caught in the wingtips. The kite has impressive upwind performance, it turns very fast it has a constant and consistent pull and it reaches an impressive speed. At the same time it is very reactive and responds accurately to any command.
It is a powerful kite and it suits expert riders looking for extreme experiences and intermediate ones looking for extra thrill. The Eclipse Thruster is the ultimate freestyle and racing machine. Nothing can compare with the force it unleashes in the hands of an experienced rider.
Morph Duo Bar
The Eclipse Morph Duo Bar is a universal control system. It works with the Eclipse kites as well as with other kite models. The main focus in the development of the Morph Duo was on simplicity and safety. It can be used with four or five line kites. It has an ergonomic design and it floats on the water if it is lost.
- Adjustable bar ends
- Push away quick release
- Long depower throw
- Elastic bands to hold the line in one place
- Improved stopper system
- Kill Switch 2
6m: 20-35+ knots
8m: 18-35+ knots
10m: 16-34 knots
12m: 12-28 knots
14m: 10-25 knots
16m: 8-20 knots