North Fuse 2013 Kiteboarding Water Relaunchable SLE Kite >>
The North Fuse 2013 is North's latest exciting creation! A high performance free-ride / wave and wake kite that is sparking the future of 4 line performance!
The North Fuse is already in his 4th generation and setting benchmarks in 4 line kite performance.
For 2013, the Fuse is an entirely unique kite and the choice of many all round riders looking for a 4 line bridled kite. Of course it can also be ridden in a 5 line set up if wanted! North have worked hard to ensure they got the bridle just right on the kite, over the years it has been tweaked and adjusted to get the most out of the kite and the results speak for themselves.
The big sizes have some of the lowest wind ranges in North's line up and this is largely thanks to the bridle set up, allowing the kite to be trimmed to perfection. It is a high performance freeride-lightwind kite that will impress anyone who rides it.
Jumping and hangtime are exceptional excellent and the turning characteristics are responsive and direct. The bridle gives the kite excellent depower and a huge wind range.
The upwind performance is impressive. The adaptive tips combined with North's unique streamline strut system giving the kite much better stability in the air and improve the turning speed and response rate of the kite dramatically.
The Fuse is such an 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!
Lazy pump simplicity will get you on the water quickly and easily when it counts.
To ensure a 100% safety solution the North Fuse can also be flown on the 5th Element Control Bar if desired.
North Fuse 4 / 5 Line control:
The North Fuse 2013 can be ridden on 4 or 5 line control bars, uniting new-school and free-ride in one kite. The Fuses' shape offers great sheet and-go riding, excellent wind range and high de-power.
The overall shape helps the Fuse turn quickly and predictably while the new bridle geometry stabilizes the arc for a soft, consistent bar feel and extreme back-stall resistance.
The 4-line mode boasts an innovative new safety system and bar-feel perfect for those who prefer soft, easy handling.
In 5-line mode the 5th Element additionally stabilizes the arc, providing very direct bar-feel for new-school riding and the ultimate 5th line safety.
Auto re-launch means that you can go for it and never have to worry about re-launchng your kite. Just take your hands off the bar and let the kite do the work for you!
The North Fuse 2013 is built tough to take some thrashings and the new connection between strut and leading edge easily withstands the high loads of the delta shape.
The North Fuse's precise steering response always delivers predictable and controlled jumps even if your take-off is not perfect.
With its simple bridle configuration the Fuse can be used with a four-line bar or with the North 5th Element Control Bar.
In 4-Line mode the North Fuse is ideal for everyone who favours reactive handling even when depowered, while the 5th Element mode additionally stabilizes the kite for optimized performance, direct handling and the best safety.
For 2013 the Fuse features the new “Adaptive
Tip”. In recent years, there has been a trend leaning
towards more reactive kites with even lighter sheeting forces
than in the past. Such kites are really comfortable, lively
for wave riding and offer more forgiving kite loops because
they pivot around the wingtip. However, comparison tests have
shown that North team riders and testers actually prefer kites
with a harder bar feel because they offer better feedback,
precise steering and more dynamic turning, which in turn creates
The new “Adaptive Tip” allows users to easily change the sheeting force and turning performance through a simple back pigtail adjustment, allowing you to customize your kite to your desired style and feel:
For 2013 are the Aramid Reinforcement, added in highly reinforced exposed areas such as the Micro Batten pockets and the leading edge scuff pads. These reinforcements reduce wear from everyday use, and increase the durability and life of your kite.
Element Line with 4-Line Safety:
Self Rescue Handles:
These loops attached to the inside of the wingtips make it easier to hold the kite for body drag rescue.
High Pressure Ribs:
To the end of elminating undesired drag North have created the lowest drag ribs available.
From the low profile and correct orientation of the seams to the small overall diameter and tiny, low turbulence rib ends, the North Fuse 2013 ribs are designed to reduce undesirable skin friction and wake drag to a minimum .
This material is equipped with the best possible breaking strain characteristics with the usual kite materials, and moreover, it will never delaminate.
In order to make the relaunch easier and to avoid any possible line tangling, North have added Relaunch Bungies at the kite tips.
The bungies keep the lines flying slick against the inside of the leading edge, preventing any line going over the top of the kite during the relaunch.
**Prices shown are kite only - includes bag, and pump**
North Kiteboarding Fuse Video:
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Depower Control Bar
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