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Enquire about Eclipse kites

Postby banderin » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:07 pm

Dear Dimitri and others Eclipse kiters,
I am about to buy one Eclipse kite and need advice.
I am new in the sport with many years of short board wndsurfing.
Located in Argentina were the place to kite is the river plate.
Which model should I buy, maybe the Nano ?
many thanks
Luis

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Re: Enquire about Eclipse kites

Postby toyletbowl » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:12 pm

luis,

the new nano is probably preferred for beginners due to super easy relaunch and at the price, it's a hell of a fun kite. how much do you weigh?

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Re: Enquire about Eclipse kites

Postby kiter147 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:19 pm

yeah but the nano will be a good begginer kite

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Re: Enquire about Eclipse kites

Postby banderin » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:19 pm

Hi Bob,
I weight 80 kgs and having in mind a 12 mts as my first kite.

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Re: Enquire about Eclipse kites

Postby toyletbowl » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:41 pm

the 2009 nano will come in 5m, 7m, 9m, 11m and 13m. typically it's best to start out with a medium sized kite, so in your case, the 11m nano would be good. at 80kg, then you can use this kite with a larger board as your lighter wind kite for learning and as you get better, you'll be able to use that same 11m in stronger...medium strength winds. then...to round out the quiver over time a 14m or 16m thruster will fill the light wind needs and a 9m nano will fill the stronger wind needs.

hope this helps and good luck.

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Re: Enquire about Eclipse kites

Postby banderin » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:57 pm

Superb Bob
Thats what I had in mind, a 12 (now should be a 11) and when consolidated a 9 one
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Re: Enquire about Eclipse kites

Postby windmaker » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:58 pm

luis,

the new nano is probably preferred for beginners due to super easy relaunch and at the price, it's a hell of a fun kite. how much do you weigh?
Yes, it might be aimed at the beginner/intermediate riders because it is so user friendly and easy to re-launchbut let me tell you one thing. I have been kitesurfing for nearly 10 years now and would not mind using this kite for any kind of riding. Shame i am only focused on waves right now and use the Ecloipse Kima. Damm !!!

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Re: Enquire about Eclipse kites

Postby wytcap » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:15 am

Bob is right, the new 09 Nano is going to be the all terrain kite, the one kite that does everything pretty darn well and for a great price including the bullet proof warranty, I had the 11m out Thursday in about 20 mph on the Oregon coast,(coastal bay) I was on a 131x40 Dimitri pro and am 195 lbs, I was powered and having a blast, I was able to boost some pretty good jumps! Now the cool part of this day, I had a instructor/team rider demoing the kite for the fist time-same conditions same board and same kite-only he is 155-160lbs and was riding it fully powered also having a blast, now for freestyle it will be hard to beat the Thruster as it rocks, but the 09 Nano has a huge usable range it turns, jumps and flies incredibly sweet!
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Re: Enquire about Eclipse kites

Postby PAROSKITE » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:46 am

Nano 2009 ROCKS!!! even more in waves...i definatelly recommend you to go for it!! super super super kite for first kite and entry level...you will love it and it will progress your level in no time!

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Re: Enquire about Eclipse kites

Postby banderin » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:36 am

Thank you all guys
Definetely I will go for the nano model. Could be one 11 and one 7.
Anyone knows were to get info about their wind range ?
Regards
Luis


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