Hobie® has done it again. They have married their renowned MirageDrive® pedal system with 65 years of board sports expertise to create a totally new kind of Stand Up Paddle Board. In fact, it may coin a new category in the SUP world, namely the Stand Up Pedal Board.
Introducing the Hobie Mirage® Eclipse 10.5 and Hobie Mirage Eclipse 12 – the world’s first stand up pedal boards. Using these boards is as intuitive and stable as walking. Step on and go – no seat, paddle or overboard splashes required. A natural stepping motion cycles the large topside pedals connected to powerful underwater fins that efficiently power the Eclipse as slow, or fast, as desired. The fins fold against the board for shallow water and beach landings.
The steering controls on the graceful aluminum alloy handlebar are simple and intuitive to use. Squeeze the right caliper, go right. Squeeze the left caliper, go left. The handlebar adjusts from 36 to 43 inches high to accommodate a range of rider statures from kids to tall adults. The rudder offers pinpoint stand up control unique to the Eclipse. It kicks up in shallow water and can also lock into place for improved tracking when the Eclipse is used as a traditional SUP – just one alternative way to enjoy this board for upper body fitness paddling.
The high strength advanced composite epoxy hull harnesses decades of Hobie boardsports heritage for its quick displacement design. The graceful bow pierces the water, enhancing speed and glide. The square tail and flat bottom add to the board's quiet, stable ride. Large EVA deckpads provide carefree, high-traction footing and enhanced comfort for all-day rides. There is plenty of room for your gear or your dog to perch on the stern. Cargo Bungees® on the aft deck secure gear.
The Hobie Mirage Eclipse comes in two sizes: 10.5 feet and 12 feet. Each size comes in two colors: Solar (yellow) and Lunar (blue). Nautical Ventures is your Hobie Eclipse headquarters and the official Hobie Dealer for Broward and Palm Beach counties. They’ve been servicing Hobie aficionados in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Palm Beach for almost 30-years. They have the knowledge, expertise and inventory unrivaled in the industry.
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