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Eclipse Thruster has nothing to do with Best Thruster SBoard

Postby Dimitri M » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:48 pm

Hello guys,
I just want to clarify this because we had a lot of customers asking us question and wondering why BEST is using the name THRUSTER for their new surf board. Since ECLIPSE has been using it for their kites since a year and half ago.
Well the answer is easy. They are totally 2 different product. One is the KITE which is the ECLIPSE KITES and the other one is their board Best surf board. But I wish they would not use that name since we had it first. This complicates things for the consumers.
This is just my thoughts. :thumb:

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Re: ECLIPSE THRUSTER has nothing to do with BEST Thruster SBoard

Postby randal » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:33 pm

Not to be a jerk, but hasn't the term "thruster" been used in regards to surfboards for over a decade and a half now? It refers to the three fin setup which came out in '81. I can understand your frustration with confused customers, but its almost like using the word "twin tip" in kiteboarding, or "fish" in surfing.

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Re: ECLIPSE THRUSTER has nothing to do with BEST Thruster SBoard

Postby eastcoastkite » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:48 am

The term Thruster describes the boards fin set up and thats it... about 90% of the boards on the market have a thruster fin set up so IMO no need to remind the customers of this in the products name, unless of course BEST cant think of something better to name the product.

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Re: ECLIPSE THRUSTER has nothing to do with BEST Thruster SBoard

Postby Rossall » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:31 pm

One Thruster is a high quality piece of well designed kitesurf equipment and the other is a board.

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Re: ECLIPSE THRUSTER has nothing to do with BEST Thruster SBoard

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Re: ECLIPSE THRUSTER has nothing to do with BEST Thruster SBoard

Postby eastcoastkite » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:22 am

I want to personally thank the boys at best for changing the name of the board from thruster, it was a very honorable gesture on their part and I totally appreciate it. Thanks guys.

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Re: ECLIPSE THRUSTER has nothing to do with BEST Thruster SBoard

Postby Geronimo79 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:47 am

Nicely done.. Really nice of BEST.

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Re: ECLIPSE THRUSTER has nothing to do with BEST Thruster SBoard

Postby Dimitri M » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:41 pm

This is what I call being a GENTLEMEN

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Re: ECLIPSE THRUSTER has nothing to do with BEST Thruster SBoard

Postby RipItUp » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:00 am

A VERY CLASSY MOVE BY BEST KITEBOARDING! Way to go guys!



Real Kiteboarding could learn a few things from the actions of BEST Kiteboarding.

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Re: ECLIPSE THRUSTER has nothing to do with BEST Thruster SB

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