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FUSION: DEFINING A NEW ERA OF FEELING AND PERFORMANCE
The Fusion wing is designed around the high-performance planform of the Flux, including the pre-loaded leading edge, which is made with stiff performance dacron and experiences drastically less deformation in strong conditions.
The background: Five years ago, we launched the FUSION project, with the goal to combine our manufacturing expertise with our knowledge of foil kite, inflatable kite, paraglider and wingsuit design.
Our efforts for this project centred around optimal aerofoil design, leading us to the efficient but difficult to achieve, double surface design.
Through innovative construction techniques and the "ram air" principles integral to wingsuits, we've achieved a design that presents the wing and kite sector with a revolutionary perspective.
Fusion has been achieved! The new FUSION freeride wing marks a paradigm shift in performance.
CUTTING EDGE PERFORMANCE:
100% DOUBLE SURFACE
RAM AIR TECHNOLOGY
The Fusion wing is designed around the high-performance planform of the Flux, including the pre-loaded leading edge, which is made with a lightweight, stiff performance dacron and experiences drastically less deformation in strong conditions.
The Fusion's 100% double surface ram air design creates an enclosed high pressure space between the entire upper and lower surfaces. The internal rib structure supports both sail layers and helps the wing smoothly deal with dynamic pressure differentials when the wing?s angle-of-attack changes.
WHAT IS THE BIG ADVANTAGE OF THE DOUBLE SURFACE DESIGN?
A dramatic reduction in drag?
When the air travels over a wing it splits at the stagnation point on the leading edge. While the air that runs along the top surface has a clean and continuous surface to follow, the airflow on the bottom of a single surface wing creates vortices behind the leading edge. This turbulent underside flow creates drag which reduces performance.
A hot knife through butter?
The Fusion's design has unlocked enormous performance potential. Producing more lift, while reducing drag, means performance gains have moved in bigger steps and these improvements are revealed in far more areas than just locked-in, straight line speed.
All performance areas are improved by the fact that the ride is incredibly smooth and predictable. The double surface absorbs gusty winds with unrecognisable ease and the wing generates so much more power with less need to sheet in hard. The double surface is less susceptible to luffing, so you can hold more wind and power than a single surface design while riding closer to the wind, which means you can go faster with incredible control.
On the water, you can feel truly free on the Fusion. Explore greater distances in less time while taking corners faster and tighter than you?ve ever experienced.
Tested by the best... "It feels like a hot knife through butter." ? Johnny Heineken.
THE FUSION IS FAST?
Who is it for?
The Fusion Wing is for riders that are proficient at tacking and gybing, sending and landing airs confidently and who generally don?t crash very often. It is for those who are ready to experience a new realm of winging where previously unreachable performance is now achievable.
Does it need a different riding technique?
As the wing carries more inertia due to the volume of air inside the wing, it does handle a bit differently to a single surface wing, but once you?re dialled in, the added benefits of increased range, power and previously impossible riding angles are undeniable.
Only subtle changes to your technique are needed to get in tune and start feeling performance gains.
The simplest rule to keep in mind is: just let the wing fly!
Initially, you need to become less reliant on cranking the rear handle for power. The more you crank the rear handle, the less you?re letting it fly, so we advise ensuring you?re well powered up for your first sessions. You?ll soon find you have more power without needing to sheet in as hard.
Is it heavy?
No. In fact the Fusion 5m weighs just 100 grams more than our Flux 5m wing!
The Fusion has a unique internal structure and uses more material than our single surface wings, but all our wings are always born as light as possible, thanks to high quality material placements and the expert sewing techniques developed in our factory.
Does it take on water?
The air intakes have been optimally designed to allow air in while preventing water entry. In the event that water enters the wing, there are four drainage holes located at the trailing edge; two near the strut and two at the wingtips.