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Fusion

Fusion Neo-Sat
Fusion Neo-Sat

Overview


Version A
(#895)

Front Rear Top
Front Rear Top
 
Left Right Bottom
Left Right Bottom

Technical Details

I acquired my Fusion from Yi-tien Tuan in 2008.

The Fusion is a plain belay tube. It is forged from aluminum alloy and soft anodized. Mine is 46 mm. long, 51 mm. wide, 100 mm. high, and weighs 51 g. The Fusion has slots, each is 33 mm. long and 13 mm. wide. The top of the Omega oval carabiner that I use for comparing belay tubes sits 16 mm. below the top of the slots.

One side of my Fusion is marked with the Fusion logo, while the other a rigging icons.

Comments

The Fusion is a fairly standard ATC-type belay tube with a moderately stiff cable keeper.


Neo-Sat
(#1732)

Front Rear Top
Front Rear Top
 
Left Right Bottom
Left Right Bottom

Technical Details

I acquired my Fusion Neo-Sat from Hanny Piltz in 2011.

The Fusion Neo-Sat is a notched belay tube. It is *forged from aluminum alloy and then soft anodized. Mine is 43 mm. long, 55 mm. wide, 97 mm. high, and weighs 61 g. The slots are 34 mm. long and 15 mm. wide. The top of the Omega oval carabiner that I use for comparing belay tubes sits 16 mm. below the ends of the slots. The plastic covered cable keeper is moderately stiff.

One side is printed with two rigging icons, "FUSION," and "CA USA."

Comments

The following belay tubes are essentially identical:

Image Device     Image Device     Image Device
Brasovia Notched Brasovia Notched   Epic Peak Epic Peak   NTR NTR
Climb Tech Climb Tech   Fusion Neo-Sat Fusion Neo-Sat   Stubai BC PRO Stubai BC PRO
Cypher Cypher   Good Makings Notched Good Makings Notched   Yoke Yoke
Elliot Elliot   NAT NAT    

The shallow V-notches used in this design do not seem to be very effective at increasing the braking force. The notches do not have the narrow angle found on the Trango Jaws and its equivalents, so they do not create the same wedging action.