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Core Fusion 5

Postby Toby » Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:16 pm

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Core Fusion 5


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XR7, meet your match - The Performance Freerider

When you have a kite as potent and powerful as the XR7, it’s mission-critical to find a twintip that can harness its power and precision. So, we built the Fusion 5 to do just that.

New from the water up, the Fusion 5 features an upgraded hull, wood core, and never-been-done-before rail construction. The new shape and improved torsional stability will have you woohoo-ing like never before. So grab an XR7 and explore your new limits.

How do we improve the already impressive Fusion 4?

Well, we started by adding an internal thermoset resin rail which massively improves the connection between the top and bottom Cartan carbon for a true unibody build. We reduced the weight of our Paulownia wood core by switching to lighter laminated Paulownia saving approximately 250g. We added a grab rail for the freestylers. And we improved the channels and outline for the freeriders. There's even more, so read on!

Fusion 5. Mission-ready for all your big air adventures.

https://corekites.com/us/boards/twintips/fusion-5



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Re: Core Fusion 5

Postby yyusufoglu » Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:58 pm

Any members already riding the core fusion 5 who can give a real life review on this board? Dont think Janek's performance on this board can be considered to be a realistic representation of its capabilities. :D

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Re: Core Fusion 5

Postby POACHER » Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:36 pm

*bump*


Can't believe there hasn't been any reviews on this board yet. I get that things are a disaster for shipping/getting anything into the country, but it's a big planet and someone somewhere has ridden this board. lol

I'm getting the itch for a new twintip and I've given up on finding an Axis Limited leftover anywhere...

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Re: Core Fusion 5

Postby SMJ » Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:13 pm

yyusufoglu wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:58 pm
Any members already riding the core fusion 5 who can give a real life review on this board? Dont think Janek's performance on this board can be considered to be a realistic representation of its capabilities. :D
Hey yyusufoglu,
Mine came a few weeks ago, so I have several sessions on it. I weigh 230# (104kg), so I bought the 144.

BLUF: Hands down the best board I've ever personally ridden.

The long story:
It's super grippy. The stock 48mm fins and channeled rails provide gobs of hold. Core does sell smaller fins if this isn't your thing.
It's got a lot more flex & rocker than I though it would. This adds to the board's pop and butter soft landings. This can be adjusted with the new-fangled REVO grab-handle.
The double concave is awesome. Makes cruising super smooth, busts up chop with ease, and makes landings butter soft.
It's got a lot of rocker for a freeride board, but the big fins offset this. You can freely spin the board to toe-side by leveling the board off. With the board leveled off, the fins don't touch the water - that's how much rocker it has.
It's a light weight board with all that carbon.
I got the Union Pro pads, and they're super comfy. I like these more than the Carved Ultra pads.
I would consider this more of a big air board than a freestyle/unhooked board.

I like my 144 so much, that I actually have the 154 on order for light winds!
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Re: Core Fusion 5

Postby FLandOBX » Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:36 am

I want one, too, if it'll make me ride like Janek. :-?

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Re: Core Fusion 5

Postby Ianw » Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:44 pm

yyusufoglu wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:58 pm
Any members already riding the core fusion 5 who can give a real life review on this board? Dont think Janek's performance on this board can be considered to be a realistic representation of its capabilities. :D
Finally got my Fusion 5 137X41 after 3 months. My weight 75kg. It's a great mixture between Freeride & Freestyle. It's very grippy & rips upwind without being power hungry. Cuts through chop with ease. Easy to bury the rail without excessive back foot pressure therefore relaxing over long sessions. Stiffer & less rocker than the Shinn Bronq's I've owned recently. Also wider in the ends so great for taking off (pop), jumping and hang time. Overall - A great all round pretty board which rides as good as it looks
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Re: Core Fusion 5

Postby yyusufoglu » Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:36 pm

SMJ wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:13 pm
yyusufoglu wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:58 pm
Any members already riding the core fusion 5 who can give a real life review on this board? Dont think Janek's performance on this board can be considered to be a realistic representation of its capabilities. :D
Hey yyusufoglu,
Mine came a few weeks ago, so I have several sessions on it. I weigh 230# (104kg), so I bought the 144.

BLUF: Hands down the best board I've ever personally ridden.

The long story:
It's super grippy. The stock 48mm fins and channeled rails provide gobs of hold. Core does sell smaller fins if this isn't your thing.
It's got a lot more flex & rocker than I though it would. This adds to the board's pop and butter soft landings. This can be adjusted with the new-fangled REVO grab-handle.
The double concave is awesome. Makes cruising super smooth, busts up chop with ease, and makes landings butter soft.
It's got a lot of rocker for a freeride board, but the big fins offset this. You can freely spin the board to toe-side by leveling the board off. With the board leveled off, the fins don't touch the water - that's how much rocker it has.
It's a light weight board with all that carbon.
I got the Union Pro pads, and they're super comfy. I like these more than the Carved Ultra pads.
I would consider this more of a big air board than a freestyle/unhooked board.

I like my 144 so much, that I actually have the 154 on order for light winds!
Thanks for your detailed feedback SMJ! I am in the market for a free ride board suited for big air. Was between this model and the Lieuwe shotgun, will try to test both boards back to back before deciding. I am leaning more towards the fusion 5 for the carbon construction (and really like the way the board looks :lol: ).

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Re: Core Fusion 5

Postby yyusufoglu » Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:46 pm

Ianw wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:44 pm
yyusufoglu wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:58 pm
Any members already riding the core fusion 5 who can give a real life review on this board? Dont think Janek's performance on this board can be considered to be a realistic representation of its capabilities. :D
Finally got my Fusion 5 137X41 after 3 months. My weight 75kg. It's a great mixture between Freeride & Freestyle. It's very grippy & rips upwind without being power hungry. Cuts through chop with ease. Easy to bury the rail without excessive back foot pressure therefore relaxing over long sessions. Stiffer & less rocker than the Shinn Bronq's I've owned recently. Also wider in the ends so great for taking off (pop), jumping and hang time. Overall - A great all round pretty board which rides as good as it looks
Thanks for your feedback Ianw! I'm around 70 kgs myself and currently ride a 136cm x 40cm tt. I am quite happy with this size but the Fusion 5 is offered in either 135 / 137 cm so currently bit in doubt whether to go size bigger or smaller. There is also 2 cm difference in the width of these boards. Im thinking that i will end up with the 135 x 40.


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