Thruster 2008

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Brand: Eclipse


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Did you like the 2007 thruster, or are you craving an ultra high performance kite? Well, if so you have to try the 2008 Eclipse thruster. The THRUSTER is our competition-ready hybrid kite which feels familiar right out of the bag. You will feel like Superman when you tap the THRUSTER'S insane airtime and gliding ability. Attempting that new move has never been safer or easier. We took everything you loved about the C-kite but fused it with the latest technology available to create the ultimate high performance machine! If you want to boost, pop, ride waves, or to simply cruise around with power and control, the THRUSTER is your kite! Designed specifically for Dimitri's riding style, the THRUSTER provides enough hang time for him to hit all his moves at 40 feet - imagine enough air to execute four tricks in one jump!

Top Quality Materials And Construction

Eclipse will not sacrifice construction and quality to save a buck. For 2008 we have moved our production to a ultra high quality and environmentally friendly facility, it costs us more but you have more fun and we are doing our part to keep the world clean. All our materials are top of the line imported rip stop fabrics.

Eclipse Quality Check

Our manufacturing facility fully adheres to our extensive Quality checks to insure your kite will be perfect every time. Every kites is fully inflated and inspected before it ships.

When you design a kite for the riders, you know that it has to take a beating. If you have ever seen Dimitri ride, then you know he throws insane moves close to the beach. When he doesn't make it, the kite crashes into the beach more often than into the water. The THRUSTER has been designed to power through a killer session, ready for more. If you're working on multiple kite loops or riding monster waves, the THRUSTER is a kite that will get you and the kite through your learning process. Like all of our products, the THRUSTER is built out of the finest materials available. No expense has been spared in our effort to build one of the most durable products on the market. We put quality ahead of profits at ECLIPSE because we ride these kites, too, and we want kites that will last. Made by the riders for riders.



Hurricane proof construction

And we mean it!!! Every kite made by eclipse has successfully passed our hurricane proof testing. Watch the video and see for yourself exactly how far we push these kites.

Quick Pump

Two systems, one kite. Every eclipse kite comes stock with our simple one step quick pump system, however if your you prefer the long way you do have the option of creating a multi pump system just by removing the one pump tubes.

Turbo deflate

Deflates your kite 2x as fast.

Fool proof bridal

Even a 5 year old can set an eclipse kite up with ease with our color coded bridal system.

Speed control

With the thruster you will always have a fast kite but now with our speed control system you can choice just how fast your thruster will fly.

Ultra simple bridal

Had enough of the tangles, well they are a thing of the past with our effective yet small bridal.

Serviceable Ronstan pulleys

At eclipse we only use the highest quality ronstan pulleys. Oh and there is only TWO on the kite and ZERO on the bar.

Bridal defectors

Prevent your bridal from getting caught on the wingtips.

Shark Skin reinforcements

New and improved for 2008 these synthetic guards will keep your kite looking like new by protecting the high wear areas.

Molded Scuff guards

Our unique molded guards will take the beating off your LE.

Double Dacron wingtips

Distribute the load forces throughout the kite and make your kite strong and more durable when self launching.


  • Six month Warranty
  • Lifetime warranty on replacement bladders


Range in the water All Figures for a 175lb / 80kg rider

  • THRUSTER 08: (18 to 40 mph)
  • THRUSTER 10: (16 to 34 mph)
  • THRUSTER 12: (12 to 28 mph). Has to use a bigger size board for light wind.
  • THRUSTER 14: (10 to 25 mph). Has to use a bigger size board for light wind.
  • THRUSTER 16: (08 to 20 mph). Has to use a bigger size board for light wind.

For riders interested in a smaller kite, the NANO 6 will satisfy all their needs for a smaller size.

Bars and Lines

  • THRUSTER 08 (45cm bar with 20 meter lines + 4 meter extensions)
  • THRUSTER 10 (45cm bar with 20 meter lines + 4 meter extensions)
  • THRUSTER 12 (45cm bar with 20 meter lines + 4 meter extensions)
  • THRUSTER 14 (55cm bar with 20 meter lines + 4 meter extensions)
  • THRUSTER 16 (60cm bar with 20 meter lines + 4 meter extensions)


Relaunch Tips

Relaunch Tips



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Clamp Lock

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Clamp Unlock

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Under Neoprene

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Secure Stoppers

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Double Dacron

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Bridle Deflectors

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Speed Control

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Kite Fix Repair Set

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Thruster Bag

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Trim Tips

Power Options

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