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« on: May 10, 2009, 02:56 AM »

Film made by a buddy of mine in the Netherlands.  He has been hunting for this kite since he started.  This is the first session, and I was shocked when I saw this video.  Kareloh is a top level pilot, as should be obvious from this video.  "What?  No yoyo multilazy?  No taz machine?  He's a punk."  (Just thought I'd say it first. Cheesy

For old school kite lovers and Prism fans...this vid should be especially enjoyable.

Prism Eclipse | back to the old school!


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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 08:35 AM »

Not too bad for a 16 year old design.

 Huh

Not surprising, though. Eclipse nuts have done all kinda stuff with that kite over the years.

The Masque dates back at least that far, no?
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 08:56 AM »

Pretty impress to see them almost open the vid with a Cométe (at only 30 seconds in)  I've heard others say that was Prism's best kite ever, I'm sure others would disagree though.

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 07:34 PM »

I have that exact same color pattern on my eclipse.  I used to have a vent that was just like that but with teal instead of the purple.  Wish I would have never let that one go.  Nice video, haven't flown mine in about 3 years.  I should get it out and fly.  These kites were wonderful at side slides.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 09:53 PM »

looks like i'm going to have to see if my '93 eclipse will do any of this. i'm sure once i do though i'll have much greater appreciation for the fellows flying in this video.

nicely done guys.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 11:30 PM »

Anyone who has one is invited to sell it to Kaasplank...see his ad in the Wanted Section.   Grin

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 03:08 AM »

Despite the protestations of some, Prism are responsible for some damn fine kites.
And unlike many competitors, have always made some really striking designs and panel layouts.

This video is an example of that.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009, 04:05 AM »

Carlo, Fred and me where flying Carlo's Eclipse that day and i was also surprised by it's capabilities. Great kite.

Obi, i found a standard one allready Smiley  But still looking for the SUL
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2009, 05:12 AM »

You should try a Total Eclipse now.   Wink Cheesy
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