User Review: Black Diamond Fusion
Price Paid: 150$ Can for the pair. Biggest deal of my life!
My Nomic is a Fusion.
When leashless became the new game and all the companies started pouring out new axes to go outside and overhang on mixed routes, and when we all started needing more clearance from our ice axes Black Diamond invented the Fusion.
For 5 years now (give or take) they taken me everywhere. Perfect? Untrue. Best tool ever made for dry tooling? Yes, after a few tweaks.
I started by adding micro hammer heads, always useful for putting in the "once in a while" pitons. And hockey tape on the shaft which was recently replaced by plumber's tape made on some sorta "stick to itself" sorta silicone-jelly-fabricky thing.
People around me have been telling this and that about the Nomic being better than a Fusion and everything... And if so? There's too much bickering and naysaying in climbing circle about what works best. Use what works for you.
For me the most important feature of an ice axe is to let me climb ice. Period. The Fusion does that and more, after a fashion.