Best Kept Secrets in Disc Golf: The Latitude 64 Fuse
Today we’re taking a look at one of the greatest discs of all time; the Fuse, a midrange golf disc from Latitude 64. Released in April 2010, the Fuse has what many discs claim to have, plus a few other outstanding features which make it unique.
The Fuse is a larger diameter (219mm) midrange disc, which means it is PDGA legal up to 181.8-grams. A larger diameter, as you learned in a previous article about the Condor, permits greater leverage on the disc. This along with higher weight allows a thrower to generate more angular momentum, which maintains a disc’s flight path, yielding more consistent and more reliable flight shapes.
Fuse is ideal for all levels of player
Adding a Fuse to your bag will improve your game, no matter your skill level. From first-timer to professional disc golfer, a Fuse will reduce your score. Now, this is a very bold claim to make, and it requires some pretty powerful evidence to back it up.
Understable Flight Rating
Fuse has an Innova Flight Rating of 5 6 -1 0. The Glide of 6 makes Fuse one of the longest and most effortless midrange discs to throw. It makes beginners feel good about themselves, and it feels good in the hand, with its rounded bottom rim – more on that below.
Turn of -1 means for newbies, the disc will still fade gently at the end of its flight, while intermediates will easily produce dead-flat and dead-straight throws with no fade at all.
And, absolute beginners will love the Fuse’s gentle fade to begin with, and as their skills increase, Fuse will progressively become longer and straighter, yielding great distance at the same time.
And for experts, Fuse turns beautifully and holds an anhyzer line like no other disc; its extremely gentle fade means the disc is easy to land flat, or only on a gentle anhyzer angle. And, due to the rounded bottom rim, Fuse tends to come out of the hand reliably and consistently, and doesn’t tend to cut roll when the landing angle suggests it should.
As an understable disc, Fuse has trouble into a headwind, and will tend to turn more than is desirable unless considerable skill is used in selecting a release angle to compensate for it.
As a higher-diameter disc, Fuse benefits from increased spin rate if thrown well, and this can greatly assist in increasing the stability of the disc. Of course, this is true for ALL discs.