2012 North Fuse
- Four Line Hybrid Design
- Adaptive Tips
- Good Lowend
- Good Windrange
- Massive Hangtime
- Lively steering even when depowered
- 4 Line with 5th Line ability
The Fuse is already in his 3rd generation and setting benchmarks in 4 line kite performance. It's a dedicated free-ride/wave kite that is sparking the future of 4 line performance every year. The Fuse is a easy kite for freeriding and waves with a huge wind range, light, predictable feel and great jumping qualities. Its unique and simple Attack Control Bridle gives the Fuse smooth, reactive steering that is especially evident when de-powered, making it a huge step forward in terms of manoeuvrability and directness on 4 lines. Additionally, the Bridle gives you the ability to safely and completely de-power the Fuse on its back, similar to a 5 line system, just a little bit slower. Easily accessible low-end power and extreme resistance to back-stalling gives the Fuse great light wind capabilities while the AC Bridle ensures direct de-power and a crisp bar feeling even in strong winds, with easy push and pull power.
The Fuse is built to last, still utilizing the Techno Force canopy material D², which was first used ever with the first product generation of the Fuse. Lazy pump simplicity will get you on the water quickly and easily when it counts. To ensure a 100% safety solution the Fuse can also be flown on the 5th Element if desired.
Read the reviews by TJ and Suds.
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