I think this must have been a duffer!
My E2 is fitted with hot rods which are fairly stiff.
Although not in the class of my other kites it's not a bad kite to fly or learn on.
Maybe not a duffer - the Eclipse was a nice kite, tricky and with a heavily preloaded frame, remarkably stiff even in 6mm pultrude.
If the E2 was designed to be noob friendly, with rods that bend rather than break, its quite likely that it felt wobbly by comparison. I'm surpised its turtles shallow though, ISTR lazies were one of the Eclipses party pieces.
Oh well, I was regretting selling my Eclipse and thinking an E2/E3 might be fun but maybe not after all, especially not with those colour schemes