Review North Fuse 2012« Return to search results
|Size:||05m, 07m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m|
Allround SLE with 4 and 5 line system
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. It's your choice!
- Four Line Hybrid Design
- Adaptive Tips
- Good Lowend
- Good Windrange
- Massive Hangtime
- Lively steering even when depowered
- 4 Line with 5th Line ability
North 2012 bar
The NKB Trust bar 5th Element is the most progressive and effective tool to steer your kite and comes equipped with the most functional safety system in kiting, the IRON HEART IV. The Iron heart IV fulfills the challenging French safety norm and offers the best possible safety even in the most extreme conditions. The release forces are remarkably low, providing the highest level of safety in emergency situations. For 2012, the entire bar has been completely re-designed, without losing proven features like the roto-head, the sliding stopper with stopper ball and adjustable winding posts. The small and lightweight vario cleat helps to adjust the Trust Bar in any situation quickly and easily. The new upgraded ergonomic bar grip improves comfort and all features of the 2012 Trust Bar are redefined with an aim on the highest functionality and easiest handling, even in challenging circumstances.
|Size:||05m, 07m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m|
|Number of struts:||5|
|Bar:||4 and 5 lines|
|Variable bar length:||Yes|
|Oh shit handles:||No|
It's a dedicated free-ride/wave kite that is sparking the future of 4 line performance every year.
Wind: 18-22 knots
Well, what can I say?! The North Fuse is a very well balanced kite for old school riders, strapless freaks and other riders who are looking for a sensitive performance kite. First and foremost, it’s a wing! Great lift and gliding phase, old schoolers will love it in its high-end. The Fuse is no bully though, it’s more like a butterfly. Ride it sensitive, just feel and float with the Fuse :-).
I admit, I love it! We tested the Neo, the Evo and the Fuse, but the Fuse really stands out for me based on its characteristics. I received feedback everywhere and its boost is strong yet gradual. You can get straight up lifts or downwind big airs, all depending on your take off position.
Recommended for whom? Wave and old school riders that love a playful kite!
4 line safety system with and long good depower
Great controle in high end, feels stable and trustfull
Most try, great flight
Pop (kite stationary)
Boost (kite in loop)
It takes you away but pretty gradually
Light & sensitive.
reacts fast, turns round the tips