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Re: What is the difference between the 2012 and 2013 North F

Postby Puetz » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:38 am

Billy B. wrote:Caesar, I have the 2013 fuse but have not flown it yet, I will let you know as soon as I do.

I have flown the fuse in every year it was made from 2010 on, I loved last years kite it was brilliant for me best fuse so far, I bet 2013 is amazing! And I got a 16 to play with since it is a new size!

Another snowkite team rider James has been on his 16
fuse I asked him to come share his experience on the forum.


BB


... hey Billy,

Can't wait for your findings. I've read a review that the bigger Fuse suffers a bit of stalling when bar pulled in. Can you check that bit out? Also, is it possible to really plant the back foot down and load the kite up as much as possible to see if the leading edge folds or distorts?

cheers for now,

Robbie :D

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Re: What is the difference between the 2012 and 2013 North F

Postby Caesar » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:22 am

Puetz wrote:... hey Caesar, I hope you get ozzie humour,,, but,,, yoooooou bastard, I'm sooooooo jelly (as my daughter would say,, jelly = jealous), you got to see the best band in the world,,,, only saw Rammstein once live my self and been a huge fan since '95,,,,, they blew away every other band by miles, Iggy Pop and even Tool were no match, 15,000 people all screaming and being at the front was one intense moment indeed!!!!

Will look forward to your Fuse findings as well btw!

cheers,

Robbie :thumb:


Hi Billy and Robbie,

Thanks for your comments.

Germany's DHL is on strike and I hope the kite will arrive on time before my departure in a few days.

Yeah, Rammstein is AWESOME!!! Lisboa was on fire two nights ago! I'm just planning my next Rammstein visit (this time with my babe).

Cheers
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Re: What is the difference between the 2012 and 2013 North F

Postby WndRdr » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:45 pm

I have been snowkiting and flown Fuse 16m2 at different winds between 6-14 knots with the factory setup and 5th line bar. I did not find it to back stall. Atleast not any more than any other kite in a low wind. I was more amazed how stable it was even in lightes breeze.

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Re: What is the difference between the 2012 and 2013 North F

Postby Jbrook » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:59 pm

My smart ass answer: How much you pay for them?

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Re: What is the difference between the 2012 and 2013 North F

Postby Puetz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:33 am

WndRdr wrote:I have been snowkiting and flown Fuse 16m2 at different winds between 6-14 knots with the factory setup and 5th line bar. I did not find it to back stall. Atleast not any more than any other kite in a low wind. I was more amazed how stable it was even in lightes breeze.


... when it did back stall, did the steering get really heavy or heavier than normal? :)

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Re: What is the difference between the 2012 and 2013 North F

Postby Caesar » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:18 am

Jbrook wrote:My smart ass answer: How much you pay for them?


Hi mate,

I'll call you when I'm back on Monday.

Cheers
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Re: What is the difference between the 2012 and 2013 North F

Postby WndRdr » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:59 pm

Puetz wrote:
WndRdr wrote:I have been snowkiting and flown Fuse 16m2 at different winds between 6-14 knots with the factory setup and 5th line bar. I did not find it to back stall. Atleast not any more than any other kite in a low wind. I was more amazed how stable it was even in lightes breeze.


... when it did back stall, did the steering get really heavy or heavier than normal? :)


Steering did not get any heavier. Only a bit slower as there was not really any wind. The only times it was back stalling the wind was down to something like 3-4knots. I was out there with a couple of foils (Flysurfer Speed3 15 dlx and Spleene X-19) and also they had problems to keep the kites up.

When the wind picked up to 5-6 knots there were no issues at all.

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Re: What is the difference between the 2012 and 2013 North F

Postby Caesar » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:03 pm

tony montana wrote:Can you please post review when you get a chance to test,Thanks,TONY


Hi Tony,

I'm back home, unpacked and kited the 12m 2013 Fuse today for the first time.
I'm very happy with the performance. The bar pressure is pretty light compare to all other kites I owned.
This kite has the longest hangtime of any kites I kited so far!
The wind speed was an average of 18 knots. I set it up to the first knot of the outside lines (most powered) and kited completely powered up. I'm 68Kg and I'm sure I can kite the 12m Fuse until at least 28 knots or so without having any problems.
My friend has a 11m 2013 Rebel and we exchanged kites during today's session. I like the Fuse more, it jumps a fair bit higher and has longer hangtime. The depower is much better too.

North said there are no problems with drilling the 2 holes into the bar to install the micro loop. But I can't see how this can be done with this narrow plastic insert. Has anyone done it and could post a photo?
Thank you.

Cheers
Caesar 8)

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Re: What is the difference between the 2012 and 2013 North F

Postby tony montana » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:51 pm

Caesar wrote:
tony montana wrote:Can you please post review when you get a chance to test,Thanks,TONY


Hi Tony,

I'm back home, unpacked and kited the 12m 2013 Fuse today for the first time.
I'm very happy with the performance. The bar pressure is pretty light compare to all other kites I owned.
This kite has the longest hangtime of any kites I kited so far!
The wind speed was an average of 18 knots. I set it up to the first knot of the outside lines (most powered) and kited completely powered up. I'm 68Kg and I'm sure I can kite the 12m Fuse until at least 28 knots or so without having any problems.
My friend has a 11m 2013 Rebel and we exchanged kites during today's session. I like the Fuse more, it jumps a fair bit higher and has longer hangtime. The depower is much better too.

North said there are no problems with drilling the 2 holes into the bar to install the micro loop. But I can't see how this can be done with this narrow plastic insert. Has anyone done it and could post a photo?
Thank you.

Cheers
Caesar 8)

Many thanks Caesar for review,my mate has 2012 and loves it,TONY


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