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Fassn8
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8m Eclipse Thruster

Postby Fassn8 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:16 pm

Rider Skill Level - Intermediate
Rider Weight - 165 lbs
Board - Skywalker 131 x 40
Quiver - Thrusters: 8, 10, 12, 14
Wind - See image
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I'll start by saying that the 8m Thruster is a VERY fun kite to fly. It's incredibly fast (as most 8m kites are) but stable and controllable. With light bar pressure it's easy to fly with one hand. Jumping the kite is a real treat. I felt like I was able to "fly" the kite while in the air and the hang time was perhaps my favorite part. At times I think I was just hovering above the water. Such a cool feeling. :thumb:

The kite loops quickly making it forgiving when practicing hooked in kite loops (I'm still learning these).

Overall, the 8m Thruster is a fun kite that wont disappoint those looking for big jumps and a fast turning machine.

If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me.

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Re: 8m Eclipse Thruster

Postby gibsonandpickett » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:54 am

Hi just bought 08 8 metre thruster, Cant seem to get any power out of it. What wind speed is best used in and what knots do you have the front and back lineson kite and bar set on .Any info appreciated .Cheers Steve

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Re: 8m Eclipse Thruster

Postby Toby » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:55 pm

is this a Thruster 2009 or 2008?

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Re: 8m Eclipse Thruster

Postby gibsonandpickett » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:32 pm

Hi Toby . The kite is 08

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Re: 8m Eclipse Thruster

Postby Fassn8 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:21 pm

I like the 8m when it's blowing 25+ mph. Use the knot closest to the kite. It's a great kite, but keep in mind it's an 8m. Of course the wind speed is only one factor with your body weight, and board being others.

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Re: 8m Eclipse Thruster

Postby discojuggernaut » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:18 pm

gibsonandpickett wrote:Hi just bought 08 8 metre thruster, Cant seem to get any power out of it. What wind speed is best used in and what knots do you have the front and back lineson kite and bar set on .Any info appreciated .Cheers Steve


I'm 220 lbs and couldn't get any usable power on the 8m in 25-30 mph winds until i finally tuned it by making the steering lines shorter on the rider side (put on third knot) and by putting the larks head on the knot closest to the kite. I usually leave the center lines alone. After I did that the kite rocked and I finally had fun on it. Insane hang time, great lift, super fast.


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