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Re: North Evo or North Fuse! Help

Postby whitey68 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:26 am

FabsPH wrote:go Evo.
Best relaunch, easier bar pressure, faster, HUGE range, Huge jumps, kick ass in waves,..
just an all around better choice. I got 7 and 9 and could not be more stoked.
Fuse is a great kite, but imo, Evo can do more.

I got 2012's and not used the 2013's of either model

Awesome Thanks thanks bud i think im leaning towards the evo. Have fun, Whitey

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Re: North Evo or North Fuse! Help

Postby Miltsface » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:43 pm

one other point that I didn't see addressed. The Fuse will go upwind better.

I'm on Fuses now, and my last quiver was OR Rises, which fly really far forward in the window. I've found the Fuse to still go upwind and jump are huge (jumps feel like you're cheating), but it's very stable and, while it still flys somewhat forward in the window, it's far enough back to rip transitions and still do a pretty good job in waves.

If you're interested primarily in wakestyle or waves, go Evo. If you want all-around freeride/big air, go Fuse.

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Re: North Evo or North Fuse! Help

Postby windfreak » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:48 pm

Hi whitey, i did fly fuses for almost 3 years,now i am switching for evos,i begin with surfboards,and the evo just turn faster,it helps alot.I want to try new moves in freestyle too so that s why i change ..Its like a woman it s fun to try something else :naughty: .I use 24m lines for a 12m ,does anybody fly evos with 22m lines :?: Maybe i´ll give a look at the new 16m fuses ,it should jump to the moon, any reviews :?: Hope it helps :thumb:

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Re: North Evo or North Fuse! Help

Postby whitey68 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:27 am

Thanks bud for giving your experience on the evos i think im gonna swithch too. Keep ridding and have fun ; Whitey

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Re: North Evo or North Fuse! Help

Postby FabsPH » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:24 am

Miltsface wrote:one other point that I didn't see addressed. The Fuse will go upwind better.

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The Evo's upwind performance is unreal. When windy (plenty) I de- power the kite a little and it will suck you upwind like nothing else... riding a surf board ... Of all the kites i had in my life, best upwind performance I noticed. My opp. and my experience...no comp(+) to newer models of fuse or any other...

(+)... meaning I got no other comparison

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Re: North Evo or North Fuse! Help

Postby cglazier » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:48 am

Actually the Evo is designed to sit farther back in the window than the Fuse. The North Kiteboarding 2013 catalog rates the Fuse significantly higher than the Evo in upwind performance.

This does not mean that the Fuse is a better kite, it is just a different design goal. If you are a beginner trying to stay upwind, you probably won't even notice this difference. In fact, the Evo may be the preferred all around kite for a beginner.

:wink: CG

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Re: North Evo or North Fuse! Help

Postby WndRdr » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:51 pm

Evo's upwind has improved a lot what is was some years back. However Rebel and Fuse will still go higher upwind as they have improved also. Tried and tested.

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Re: North Evo or North Fuse! Help

Postby whitey68 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:17 am

WndRdr wrote:Evo's upwind has improved a lot what is was some years back. However Rebel and Fuse will still go higher upwind as they have improved also. Tried and tested.

sure isnt easy i have two fuses now and love them but on the real windy days there are more waves so im thinking the evo makes sense, Thanks for the imput guys!!! Whitey


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