Review for Eclipse Chameleon 2007 13.0
9kn to 11kn
Bag - can carry all your gear, attachment for pump, straps for your board, compartments for lines etc.
I love this bag!!!
Build - well built. Hurricaine tough? Don't know, we only have cyclones in my part of the world.
Excellent low end - have not tested it in higher range.
Bar - solid and light piece of equipment, I was not expecting the aluminium? reinforcement. The rubber cord to hold the lines tight is a nice touch.
Not one pump, but strutts are skinny so does not take much time to pump up tight. Also the deflate valve is great. Took less time to pack up and set up then my old kite.
Only got to test this out in 9-11knts, everyone else had left for the day, I could tell they were around earlier due to all the sand mounds that were used to weigh down the kites.
I initially thought that seting up would be more of a hassle due to the bridle but found it just as easy to set up as my 4 line c kite.
Had to self launch, had never tried it bow style before ... piece of cake, just like the demo video on the Eclipse website. I was not expecting to get the kite up as the wind was pretty fickle.
Relaunch was easy, even in light winds.
Kite seemed fast enough for me, but I can only compare it with my old C kite.
Can't wait to try this baby in higher winds.
Weight (kg): 71-80
Preferred Water: Chop
Preferred Board Size: 121-130
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