Core Fusion LW Board
For light wind we fully transferred the Crossride concept to the Fusion LW.
It’s both easy to ride and delivers high-performance. The Fusion LW is therefore not only a good light wind weapon but also an ideal learner and entry-level board.
The Fusion LW Series is made completely from CARTAN® carbon. Both boards differ slightly, in one aspect, with the other Fusion boards. Since a greater planning surface displaces more water together with the lower speeds achieved in lighter winds; the bottom concave, channel and ‘V’ were reduced by a millimetre. This modification minimizes the water resistance whilst still guaranteeing, together with the combination of outline and bottom contour, adequate grip to deal with gusts.
Fusion LW 152 x 46 – ultimate early planner of the FUSION series
With 152 x 46 cm board, the largest in the Fusion line, the CORE development team opted for a concave outline. The pronounced waist makes the bottom sit a bit deeper in the water, resulting in the edge being more effectively utilized when riding upwind. The resulting edge width from this shape is a crucial factor in the unprecedented planning and glide ability. The concave in the sophisticated bottom contour controls the width when the wind picks up.
FUSION LW 149 X 44 – The most agile Light Wind Board on the market
The 149 x 44 cm wide Fusion combines the advantages of a light wind board with those of a thoroughbred twintip. Even if the wind picks up, rotations, and also unhooked tricks are effortlessly achieved. The ‘Diamond 3D Shape’ and the resulting low board thickness allows for thin rails that cut through the water, but thanks to the ‘V’, which acts like an air cushion, the rails won’t get bogged down.
Fusion LW Features
Technology transfer at its best
CARVED has infused the Fusion with 10 years of custom board building experience
The Fusion development team worked hand in hand with the perfectionists from CARVED, decades of experience in the construction of surfing and kite boards therefore flowed into the Fusion series. From the choice of bottom curve to the meticulously tuned flex design – each board size has been individually developed. This continuous transfer of knowledge was especially evident in the materials used.
CARTAN® Full Carbon Construction
When we say full carbon, we mean full carbon. Each layer of the laminate structure is made of carbon fibre, the entire area – top and bottom. CARTAN® high-performance carbon was specifically and exclusively designed for CORE and CARVED. In contrast to conventional carbon fibres the CARTAN® carbon fibre weave holds the fibres in a performance maximizing 30 degree angle. The result is huge flex properties making take offs both simple and effective. The exclusive use of CARTAN® high-performance carbon allows us to significantly reduce the thickness of all Fusions. The resulting thin, slightly burred edge allows for precise jumps and relaxed carving.
Complex Diamond 3D Shape
You can see and feel the 3D shape on the surface. Complex diamond-shaped cut-outs have been milled into the underlying wood core. This extra CORE effort is not without reason; on the one hand the complex surface structure reduces the weight, on the other hand, the resultant and intelligently arranged crosses increase the torsional rigidity of all Fusion boards. Together with the ultra-thin outside edges, the ‘Diamond 3D Shape’ provides the perfect combination of flex and stiffness – two technically disparate elements that only the world’s best shapers can combine successfully.
Early PLaNning, HIGH Edge Grip & Agility With the „V“ Double Concave
All Fusion boards have a hydro-dynamically shaped bottom contour. The most distinguishing feature is the central full length ‘V’ double concave that creates lift with laminar flow; the Fusion goes through choppy water as if there was a cushion of air under the board. The interaction of the concave and the ‘V’ allow greater board width, and thus early planning, without compromising on control.
The entire board can be edged at a steeper angle, which enables effective upwind ability and provides the best edging for jumps. In addition it enables increased smoothness and agility, for example, whilst switching from heel to toe side edge.
With the selection of the fin profile, CORE benefitted from the development process of the CARVED Razor fin. The result, after exhaustive testing, is a fin that provides maximum grip on edge. The combination of the base curve and the shape of the tip also facilitate a quick switch.
Variable Bottom Curve with Channels
Channels are again used on the edge ends. These partial indents allow the realisation of two different rocker lines. If the rider edges hard the steeper inside curve is engaged and control and grip are increased. If the board is planning the flatter bottom curve is engaged which enhances the ability to glide through wind lulls.
We have consciously not included any full length channels on the Fusion as the drift of the kite means that we never travel in an absolute line and the channels would simply cause unnecessary resistance.