Planet Eclipse has been one of the team’s best sponsors in our 16 year history. They are genuinely great people who run the show over there and, even more importantly to me, they are fans of the team and fans of the sport.
For the last several years, PE has offered me my own signature series marker. It started with my first design of an EGO11, which I can safely say wasn’t my best design work. But, I have alway kept with a similar theme that has resonated through another six designs. My most recent CS1 is probably my favorite to date. I want to share with you some of the ideas that inspired this design.
I really like to incorporate hidden images throughout artwork, that has really been my main theme. If you look carefully at every one of my designs over the past several years, that is the one constant. When I design each marker, I incorporate my experiences and what I tend to like. I have sailboats, airplanes, sea creatures, palm trees and elephants. In the past I have had waves, bow ties, girls in bikinis and so on. The cool thing about it is, I create something that looks cool from a distance, which is why I have the bright orange lines on the back, to make it really pop. Then as you get closer there are three dimensional crystals with creatures and images hidden all around the design. Obviously I keep with the blue and black color scheme to match with the Dynasty colors, and my signature sits just above the grip frame on the back of the marker like it always has.
I think what Planet Eclipse does for its top pro teams and players provides an awesome experience for the players and their fans alike. Aside from a jersey or a headband, there aren’t many other true “signature series” items available on the market. The limited runs of high end markers allows players to get their hands on the real deal products that we use, right out of the box, direct from the factory!