Brand new from Fuse at the ATA show was the Carbon X-Taper range of stabilisers. These rods are not only tapered but convex too, to reduce wind interference while keeping the rod’s stiffness. That’s not the only feature however – Fuse’s signature Dimpling Technology appears, but only running down opposing sides of the rod. Because the dimpling breaks up the carbon surface, if you mount the rod with the smooth side up it acts 23 per cent stiffer than if you mount it with the dimples facing up, a feature known as Dual Flex Technology. This is due to the rods taking out more vibration in the vertical plane where the dimples are facing up, and offers you another tuning option when it comes to fine-tuning your stabiliser setup. The Tapered Convex Design allows the overall mass weight of the stabiliser to be adjusted through the weight adjustment system, and not in the rod itself.
The new Carbon X-Taper stabilisers will be available in two colours: black, and a new golden colour that matches Hoyt’s high-performance Quattro limb.
Though the Carbon X-Taper stabilisers are designed for compound shooters, Fuse has hinted that a range for recurve archers is in the pipeline – we’ll let you know more as we do!