Skrivet av: Peter | april 6, 2009

Nordic Kayaks ”Fusion” Surfski

 

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Nordic Kayaks new prepreg carbon surfski, the ”Fusion” is expected to weigh 8-9 kg. The ski is built in one piece with a very strong hull that is really stiff and can withstand high point loads. The Fusion even comes with a ”hard-top” option – an enclosed cockpit!

Nordic Kayaks expect the Fusion to be available in or before August 2009. The ski will cost in the region of 30,000 SEK (Euro 2,900).

A first, short paddle with the Fusion (prototype)

I immediately felt very comfortable in the boat. No need for a seat pad as the bottom of the bucket  is shaped different than in Epic and Fenn. A more ”lean forward K1 position”. Very nice. Anyone who suffers a raw coccyx when ski paddling will love the Fusion.

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The weather is cold and there are some tiny tiny bumps on the water. No rough waves, no downwind. So what can I say… I really enjoyed the Fusion in flat conditions.  I wonder how it runs in choppy conditions?

Speed

I can’t tell if the ski is faster or slower than my Fenn Mako6 due to the cold weather conditions, but the boat kept a straight course at all speeds.

Stability

The Fusion feels more stable than my Mako6 and it becomes significantly more stable as it tips to one side. That is nice…

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