In just two years, Eclipse Kiteboarding has grown from a start up company of two guys with a dream to a legitimate player in the kiteboarding world. Founders Dimitri Maramenides and Chris Cousins have worked hard to build their brand and products and for 2009 are rolling out a new kite and boards, along with their next generation Nano and Thruster kites.

What changed and what didn’t? What can current users expect from the next gen kites? Are they any improvements or advancements on the 09 control bar? What is being added to the Eclipse line for 2009 and how do these products fit within the current offerings from the company?


Always entertaining and a lot of fun, join The Kiteboarder Magazine and ASNews.net this Thursday evening for a live interview with Dimitri and Chris from their new digs at Kitty Hawk Kites’ new mega center in Avon, North Carolina (Outer Banks).


If you can’t make the live interview, post your questions here and we will ask them for you! Deadline to post questions is 3pm PST, Thursday Sept 25. You can then download the podcast anytime after Thursday and listen to the show at your convenience at www.kiteforum.tv, www.thekiteboarder.com, and www.asnews.net. You can also subscribe to the feed at Itunes and get notified of podcast shows, videos and PDF versions of the magazine as soon as they’re posted online!



  • Oct 08 PDF of print issue releases next week! See what ikiteboarding.com had to say in his review called “7 OnlineKiteboarding Magazines You Must Read.” http://www.ikiteboarding.com/kiteboarding/articles/7-free-online-kiteboarding-magazines-you-must-read.aspxDec08 issue releases end of October
  • NEW–The Kiteboarder Certified School List: Do you have liability insurance and certification from an accredited internationally recognized organization? The Kiteboarder wants to recognize your school! Email marina @ thekiteboarder.com for parameters on what it takes to get your school listed online (all international schools) and in The Kite Pages US School Directory.

Upcoming Podcasts:

  • Nov 11-16: 1st annual Bimini event — slider/kicker comp, paddle board comp, race event and more! See www.biminiwinds.com for complete info. Airfare special RT from Miami for around $200 bucks!
  • Jan 22-25: La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo
  • March 28-29: Xtreme Big Air KiteXpo