Team

Coastal Clean Up

Coastal Clean Up

Fuse Lenses teamed up with Keep Pinellas Beautiful to participate in the International Coastal Clean Up! Every year, the Ocean Conservancy leads a international movement to clean up our communities and track the kinds and amounts of trash found. Like a typical beach clean-up, we were out there putting in the work with gloves and trash bags. Unlike a typical clean-up, one member of each group had to tally every single item we picked up! After, the Ocean Conservancy receives that data. They use the data to find out (and hopefully combat) the most common litter items. Pretty cool, right?

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Getting Ready

This year, the Fuse Crew tackled Honeymoon Island State Park. Honeymoon Island is by no means a trashy beach. But, what we found in just a few short hours would surprise you.

Cigarette ButtCigarette Butts really took the cake, we found 741 in total. Some other notable litter we found was bottle caps, plastic pieces, food wrappers, drink containers, and plastic bags. Some of the weirder things we found were flip flops, golf balls, and glasses – although, they do make sense for Florida.

Family Searching for Trash

 

If you didn’t make it to this clean up, you can still make a positive impact! Pick up trash when you see it – it does make a difference. Also, don’t create it! 85% of litter is the result of individual action. So, don’t be a piece of trash and drop it on the ground. Always, always find a proper place to dispose of your trash.

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The Final Race: Petit Le Mans

The Final Race: Petit Le Mans

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Earlier this month marked the end of the race season for our favorite Mini driver, #FuseAthlete Dr. Jay. The Fuse crew made the long road trip up to Road Atlanta in Georgia.  Petit Le Mans is one of the largest races in the Southeastern United States. The main event is a 10 hour endurance race on the last day. While unfortunately, a crash took the Fuse car out of commission before that, we still had a great time. Like always, the Fuse crew was out there cutting lenses, giving away free stuff and keeping the party going with the help of our awesome DJs: The Time Travlrs!

 

Thanks to everyone who stopped by, bought lenses, or just hung out with us and the Fuse Girls at the booth.

Road Atlanta Collage

 

Dr.Jay and his team were also racing with a very special reason, bringing attention to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Each car featured a name on a pink ribbon of someone lost too soon. This month Fuse is also working to help give hope to those in need. For each pair of Bella lenses sold until 11/30/17 we will be donating $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Breast Cancer Awareness

 

 

Photography/ Video by:
David Martino Photography and Kanga Marketing

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Tony Carroll | Pro Wakeboarder

Tony Carroll | Pro Wakeboarder

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  • NAME // TONY CARROLL
  • AGE // 27
  • SPORT // PROFESSIONAL WAKEBOARDER
  • CITY // ORLANDO, FL

Living the Dream

Getting ready to shred

One fateful day 15 years ago, some kid in Tony Carroll’s class asked if he wanted to go to the

 lake – and the rest is history. Fast forward to today and Tony is now the kick-ass wakeboarder we all know and love. Originally a California native, he packed up and moved to Florida to get a place right on Clear Lake. Now Tony spends every chance he can get doing what he loves; either shredding his home lake with friends or traveling the world for competitions, meeting more awesome people along the way.  

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While Tony lives everyday with no regrets, probably the only thing he would change would be to somehow gain the ability to fly – since that would definitely make his life easier. Either way, he promises to keep getting better every single day, on or off the water. He lives his life with one philosophy; If you’re more fortunate than others, build a longer table instead of a taller fence. You can be sure there will always be a place at Tony’s table for you. You’ll just have to squeeze in somewhere between his friends, who flock to his house for Tony’s cooking after a long day hanging at the lake.

 

The Fuse Crew has already spent one day on the lake with Tony and his grilling skills. We have to say – we can’t wait for more. Welcome to the Fuse team Tony!

 

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A Fuse Christmas

A Fuse Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all the through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
Even though the stockings were hung and the children asleep,
St. Nicholas was out getting hammered on drinks that were cheap.

For our Holiday Shoot 2016, Fuse took Santa and his helpers down to Legendary Tattoo Studio and Screen Printing in Tarpon Springs.

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It was a day filled with tattoos, beers, and the awesome people behind the cameras: Kanga Marketing and Ashlee Rose. Check out some behind the scenes moments below and, as always, follow us on snapchat @Fuse_Lenses for more from every shoot!

Behind the Scenes
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SHOP LENSES

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So Long for Now

So Long for Now

blogThis past weekend, Fuse Lenses officially wrapped up the last race of the Pirelli World Challenge at the Mazda Laguna Seca Racetrack in Salinas California. While this race marks the end of the season, we definitely went out with a bang.

For those who have been following the races, you may have seen a Fuse appearance in a small 10 by 10 booth – but that is a thing of the past. More space, more booth, and more wow is what we went for with the introduction of our new Fuse Booth set up. We had TVs playing all of our videos, custom lens cutting on the spot, a prize wheel with race-themed giveaways, and even our very own waffle bar.

The sick set up definitely called for one thing: an after party. So we did what we do best – grabbed a keg (or two), hired a DJ, and threw one last party of the season. We want to thank everyone who came out to the booth, spun our wheel, got new lenses, and partied it up with us. It’s been a great season, Dr. Jay!

 

 

Photography By: Blake Cortes // Kanga Marketing 

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Airventure Oshkosh

Airventure Oshkosh

The Fuse Crew is finally back on land and back in our home-state after attending EAA’s Airventure Oshkosh 2016 this past weekend. Fuse came to support two of the newest additions to the #FuseAthlete team roster: The Paradigm and Aeroshell Aerobatic teams.

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The Paradigm Aerobatic Team, the Oshkosh newbie, was definitely one of the highlights of the show! The team flew in the top pilots from across the globe to debut as the first ever Aerobatic Powered Paragliding team at Oshkosh! In fact, it was the first time ever that any crowd in the States has seen an aerobatic performance by PPG riders – and they pulled off their show without a hitch. The grace shown by the pilots made it look easy (it isn’t). But, if you happened to miss it, don’t worry – not only do these guys have a full documentary coming out on them, but their dynamic performance sealed their place in the show for years to come!

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The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team is a world famous formation flying team, and an Oshkosh regular. The classic power of the American made Texas T6 aircrafts was a sight to see. Plus, Aeroshell definitely helped the Fuse Crew end the weekend on the right note – a ride-along in the famous crafts. Our fearless owner, Brandon, even took over the controls for a bit. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience (but hopefully one we can re-live again next year!)

See the epic recap:

Thanks to:

David Martino Photography

Kanga Marketing

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Dr. Jay Takes on Canada

Dr. Jay Takes on Canada

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It’s the next stop in the Pirelli World Challenge for our favorite driver, Dr. Jay.

This time, we are headed over the border to the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

You can catch the Fuse Crew hanging out with Dr.Jay at the Berg Racing tent.
( Or get a glimpse on Snapchat: @Fuse_Lenses )

For those not able to make the trek to Canada, you can watch Dr. Jay’s races live on www.world-challenge.com
Tune in Friday, May 20th at 3:05pm EST and Saturday, May 21st at 8:30am EST for the live-stream!

Good Luck Dr. Jay!

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#NameOurRide Winner

#NameOurRide Winner

**drum roll please**

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Our lucky winner was Mike Li, from Ohio! Congrats!

We want to say thank you to everyone who submitted names for our #NameOurRide contest. There were so many great options, it came down to picking names out of a hat. A Fuse Lenses hat, of course.

Once we got our name, we used our laser engraver from the lab to create really cool, custom license plates. All that’s left to do is install one and let our Fuse Box roll.

It’s sure to become the next office hang-out, just ask Tyler G. (Well, maybe once we get the A/C fixed.)

 

 

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That Flying Feeling

That Flying Feeling

There is no other feeling in the world like the wind in your hair, the earth way below your feet, and you soaring through the sky like a bird.

Too bad humans don’t have wings.

What we do have though, is paramotoring.

This sport has actually been around since the 80s, but is only now beginning to take off – no pun intended – when it comes to popularity. Paramotoring (a.k.a. powered paragliding) is very similar to hang-gliding, or, obviously, paragliding. The difference is a 50-pound engine strapped to your back.


Why Paramotoring?

Besides the fantastic feeling from FLYING you get, it is really pretty easy to get started in this sport (if you even need another reason). You really don’t need prior knowledge before you start to learn the ropes. Plus, you won’t have to spend an excessive amount of money each time you take off on a new adventure. You can expect to pay a few thousand to get started, but costs after that are minimal.

Plus, unlike paragliding, you can takeoff from just about any flat piece of land and your fuel supply will last you for longer trips. Some athletes even take up cross-country paramotoring!

Photo Mar 11, 8 49 31 AMYou will also have the experience of seeing things like never before. You will quickly learn more about the world around you, especially weather and climate.

Paramotoring is also both exhilarating and relaxing at the same time. You can easily go at your own pace or enjoy the sport as part of a team.

In addition, the system is pretty easy to take with you. Can you haul a plane in your car? Not likely. But, a paramotoring system can be dismantled and transported.

How does it Work?

Paramotoring uses a fuel driven machine to get you airborne. This allows you to both shut it off to glide and gain altitude naturally or kick the engine back on to help you reach amazing speeds and heights.In fact, most paramotors can reach speeds between 25 and 40 mph and have reached nearly 30,000 feet.

One of the best things about these systems is that they are not very difficult to operate. However, it is still important for pilots to have a good understanding of the different parts. For example, you will need to learn a great deal about the throttle and the brake toggles before you take flight.

Staying Safe

The most important thing you can do to keep safe while you are paramotoring is to have a strong knowledge about your paramotor. Like any sport, it takes time to learn the proper techniques. Always make sure you practice with experienced paramotor pilots before attempting anything solo.

Final Tips

After the exhilarating relief of finally completing your first flight, there is still the matter of inspecting and caring for your paramotor. Maintenance isn’t very costly – unless you allow your paramotor to be forgotten about, damaged, and need replacement.

Also, the engine might be heavy at first to carry around and wear before takeoff. Don’t worry paramotoringthough, during flight the weight of the engine will be supported completely by the glider. Over time, you will become accustomed to the weight of the engine and will come to enjoy the journey much more.

Paramotoring is a fantastic sport that many are falling in love with. If you haven’t tried this sport yet and are considering doing so, make sure you seek experienced paramotor pilots for help. After you are versed in all the steps, you will find that this sport is both extremely addictive and like nothing else you’ve ever experienced.

 

Interested in Paramotoring?

Fuse Athlete Eric Farewell has come to the rescue.
Check out his training school, Aviator PPG, located in Lake Wales, Florida.  

Scenic photography from Aviator PPG.

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Name Our Ride

Name Our Ride

**UPDATE**
The contest is now closed!

We have a winning name from Mike Li, from Ohio! The Fuse Crew had such a hard time deciding on a name. Thank you so much for all your suggestions.

The winning name was suggested a few times… so we threw all the names into a hat and drew out the lucky winner! Check it out!


 

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As some of you may know, the Fuse Crew recently acquired a sweet ’67 Dodge Sportsman Van and decked it out. Now all our baby needs is a name – and we are bestowing that honor on you.

All you have to do is LIKE and COMMENT on any of our social posts with your name suggestion. OR if you want an instant 10% off your next order, just hashtag both #FuseLenses and #NameOurRide in your own post on Instagram or Twitter!

The winner will be chosen by the entire Fuse Team! One lucky human will receive a pack of Fuse-flavored goodies including: a T-shirt, hat, and sweet pair of shades complete with fresh Fuse Lenses.

We look forward to your ideas!


Contest Rules

  1. There will be one grand prize winner of a “Fuse Prize Pack” consisting of a T-shirt, a hat, and a pair of Von Zipper sunglasses with Grey Polarized Fuse Lenses installed. Retail value is equivalent to $182.89
  2. Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  3. To enter: Hashtag #NameOurRide and #FuseLenses on Instagram or Twitter and receive 10% off your next order, or like and comment on any promotional “Name Our Ride” social posts.
  4. You can submit as many suggestions as you want!
  5. Entry is open to social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
  6. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
  7. The Contest runs from April 1st, 2016 to April 30th, 2016
  8. The name and winner will be chosen by the Fuse Lenses’ Team.
  9. If two (or more) of the same name suggestion is submitted, the winning entrant’s name will be chosen by random drawing.
  10. The winner will be required to contact us within a week to receive their prize.
  11. We retain the rights and use of the name chosen. No compensation, credit, or ownership is due to the winner.
  12. You must be 18 or older to enter, or have parent permission.
  13. All decisions are final.

 

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– The Transformation –

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A Weekend at the Races

A Weekend at the Races

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Fuse recently took on the Pirelli World Challenge’s opening weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas! Our days were filled with long hours, exciting races, broken elevators, and the chance to meet hundreds of great new fans!
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Although opening weekends are always rough, we are excited about our new partnership with Fuse Racer, Dr. Jay and cannot wait to see what the rest of the season has to offer! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to learn more about us and to everyone who helped make last weekend a success.

One down – way more to go!

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In case you missed it, here is what to bring with you to the next one.

Photography By: Paul Bostrom // Kanga Marketing 

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