Eclipse

5.00 out of 5
(8 customer reviews)

£1,000.00£1,600.00

High Performance Surf Kayak

Constructions Explained

Product Description

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Blurring the lines between old and new is our hybrid high performer. There is something to be said for a design when the sports foremost performance paddlers and those who were there when it all began all choose the same model. One look at the length and lines of the Eclipse will tell you that it will be fast down the line and able to catch every wave you want. But hidden behind the smooth lines in hull and deck is a capability to slash huge turns on the face and get vertical or airborne off the lip, just like a short boats. It’s as fun with or without the thruster fins and being so easy to paddle, take offs can be wherever you want.

Length – 2.7M

Width – 60cm

Cockpit – Keyhole

Maximum Paddler Weight – 110kgs

 

Comes with:

– Bonded in front and rear mini cell foam pillars

– Ride shaped foam seat with hip pads

– Ride ‘Bloc’ minicell foam backrest

– Set of minicell foam foot blocks

– Fins – 3 fins, standard in thruster designs

– Optional composite thighbraces

– One-piece cockpit (Eclipse, Equinox, Mutant and Zenith)

-Have and special requirements? We will do our best to accommodate you

*Each boat comes with a surform to shape the backrest and other foam parts for

personal fit

Additional Information

Construction

Description

Pro Lite

Pro Lite – The champion’s choice. Pro lite kayaks are built with both Carbon and Carbon Kevlar material in hull and deck. Laminated with a foam core in the hull for improved stiffness, epoxy resin is applied via a vacuum process keeping weight down and finish uniform. The result, a boat of the lowest weight and highest stiffness. Optional Armour Coating layer applied to the hull for long-term durability. – treat with care as you take to the air! – Full carbon, or carbon Kevlar hull, left clear to see material finish – Laminated Foam core stiffening in hull – Full carbon, or carbon Kevlar deck, with personal gel coat design – Epoxy resin – lighter and stiffer – Vacuum bagged construction – Twin seamed – Outside Kevlar Weight –7Kg approx. depending on model – £1500

Pro

Pro – Competition level performance time and time again. Pro spec kayaks are built with Carbon Kevlar and Carbon material, and woven fabrics in hull and deck, laminated with a foam core in the hull for improved stiffness. Epoxy resin is applied via a vacuum process keeping weight down and the finish uniform. Optional Armour Coating layer applied to the hull for long-term durability. – Carbon Kevlar hull, left clear to see material finish – Hull roving layer-improving wear – Laminated Foam core stiffening in hull – Carbon Kevlar deck with personal gel coat design – Epoxy resin – lighter and stiffer – Vacuum bagged construction – Twin seamed – Outside Kevlar Weight –8Kg approx. depending on model – £1300

Core Lite

Core lite – Stiff and strong, for great performance every session. Core Lite construction uses layers of carbon Kevlar and carbon material in the hull combined with Rides signature core to give a stiff crisp performance. Additional Carbon Kevlar in the deck reduces the amount of resin used overall, keeping weight down and strength up in this great value lay-up. – Carbon Kevlar and woven glassfibre hull with personal gel coat design – Laminated core stiffening in hull – Carbon Kevlar, Carbon and woven glassfiber hull with personal gel coat design – Vinylester resin – stiffer and stronger than equivalent polyester – Reinforced sections – Twin seamed – Glass inside, outside Kevlar Weight – 10.5Kg approx. depending on model – £1100

Core

Core – Bombproof construction and value. Our Core construction featuring multidirectional woven glass fiber uses the same core matt in the hull as the core lite. keeping everything stiff. Woven Glass on the deck and vinylester resin throughout keeps weight down, strength up and price attractive. – Woven glassfiber hull with personal gel coat design – Laminated core stiffening the hull – Woven glassfiber hull with personal gel coat design – Vinylester resin – stiffer and stronger than equivalent polyester – Reinforced sections – Twin seamed – Glass inside, outside Kevlar Weight –12.5Kg approx. depending on model – £900

8 reviews for Eclipse

  1. Dave
    5 out of 5

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    an amazing boat, always brings a smile to my face. Can’t find anything to fault. It quick, turns well and is improving my surfing.

  2. Urkø åtxøæ
    5 out of 5

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    This is the boat if you want to enjoy and have fun surfing in every condition. It is very fast, easy to carve, and can be radical at the same time. It works very good with small waves, because it allows you to make big slashes and turns, even without fins. And works well as good with big waves, where the speed of this boat will bring you to new places.

    Even though it is a long Hp boat, the lines of the boat allow me to go up very vertical in to the wall of the wave. The width of the front part helps a lot landing the aereals and the radical moves. The soft edges in the front part make easy to move the kayak where ever you want.

    It is very easy to ride this boat. From the first day I enjoy riding it, and as much as I ride it more I like it.

    Thanks Ride for make this fun machine.

  3. Alan Hynes
    5 out of 5

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    Having only been kayak surfing for a few years, I found myself lost for choice. I tried many hp boats of varying sizes , styles and construction , as well as IC boats .

    As I continued to learn and understand more , my enjoyment grew but still lacked the speed of others I paddled with , this is no longer the case as the eclipse flies. With the centre fin out its faster more responsive and at the same time more forgiving than other long Hp boats I’ve paddled . I’ve never been so happy with a boat , from small wave days with no fins up to the big pushy days, it just seems to be comfortable in all of them . The Construction is impressive , even after a few close calls on rocky shores ( not wanting to get out of the surf as the tide comes in) it’s still in one piece .

    Big thanks to Chris and Tim for all the advice and a great boat .
    Keep up the good work .

  4. Ewen
    5 out of 5

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    Tim provides a great buying experience. He takes time to discuss your requirements, colours etc, doesn’t hurry you and the end product was exactly what I hoped it would be.
    It is very easy to outfit – everything required was included and it was a simple process to get the correct fit. Even after six hours surfing I was still comfortable!
    The paddle out is really easy and you can get out back quickly, leaving the rest behind!
    The eclipse is stable and fast on the wave and is at home on both big and small waves. The boat does lovely flowing turns and is great fun to slash!
    I would recommend this boat to anyone, it is perfect for all waves/conditions.
    Still makes me smile when I surf it, thanks Ride.

  5. jason
    5 out of 5

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    As a complete novice all I can do is echo what Alan says…..fantastic boat!I’ve had a few different surf boats now but this one gives me it all….easy to paddle out..picks up big or small waves with ease…really responsive and especially good with just 2 fins….and from my limited skill point of view extremely easy to roll which obviously is a boost to confidence and therefore can only improve my surfing!…I’d recommend this boat and it’s team to anyone…..so if your in 2 minds you defiantly need to get on board and join the ‘rider evolution !!! Haha…

  6. Mike Breslin
    5 out of 5

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    I’d been surfing plastic general purpose boats for about 20 years when I bought a plastic surf kayak. This was really fast when on a wave but difficult to paddle out (I always felt like I was paddling uphill), very difficult to roll and very tippy when not on a wave. I’ve also paddled some of the new generation short composite surf boats and they felt very much like my plastic surf kayak.

    Then I tried an Eclipse. It immediately felt comfortable and I was in control straight away. It was like coming home.

    In the 5 days after Tim delivered my Eclipse I paddled surf from 1 foot to 8 foot, quickly and comfortably.

    If you’re looking for a boat which is lightning quick (you’ll catch waves that others find impossible), comfortable, easy to paddle out and dead easy to roll, the Eclipse is it (for info I’m about 5’9″ and 11 st but I’m sure the boat would also suit much bigger and smaller paddlers as well).

    The build quality of my Eclipse is excellent and Tim was helpful, responsive, informative and patient during the sales process.

    I highly recommend the Ride Eclipse and can’t wait to get back on the water in mine.

  7. Christopher Hobson
    5 out of 5

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    This boat is truly awesome, its a boat for all conditions. Its easy to roll, paddle out and surf. Super forgiving, but still really high performance! I’ve used this boat to surf 1ft onshore powerless surf, and used it to win 2x european titles in a row!

    If I could only have one boat, this would be it!

    Perfect for anyone one up to 6’4 and 120kgs, beginner to expert!

  8. Tracy
    5 out of 5

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    We are awaiting the arrival of our new Eclipse – they look brilliant 🙂

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