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Thoughts on the Jamie board

Postby lindseym » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:29 pm

Thinking about purchasing a North Jamie small board (130 x 39) for boosting and old school tricks. What do you all think about this board?
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Re: Thoughts on the Jamie board

Postby Kau pi kite tarifa » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:51 am

I'm currently using a 2014 Jaime 133/41.
Absolutely awesome board.

Also the 2015I have used a bit. And it's just as good.

Tested a 2017 model this summer. And even though it feels really different from the older models, it's still a great board.

The 2017 felt much looser on the water then the older ones.

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Re: Thoughts on the Jamie board

Postby lindseym » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:54 am

Kau pi kite tarifa wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:51 am
I'm currently using a 2014 Jaime 133/41.
Absolutely awesome board.

Also the 2015I have used a bit. And it's just as good.

Tested a 2017 model this summer. And even though it feels really different from the older models, it's still a great board.

The 2017 felt much looser on the water then the older ones.
Ok - thx for the feedback. Yes, what appealed to me about this board is its "grip" so my hope is that the 18 model has a solid bite on the water. I'm either thinking about getting the Jamie or a Radical 5.

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Re: Thoughts on the Jamie board

Postby dwarf » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:12 pm

16, 17 or 18 are all same in shape & construction I think. Bit heavy but still one of the better boards around imo.

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Re: Thoughts on the Jamie board

Postby BrollocksRSA » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:00 pm

I'm riding the 133x40 Textreme. Amazing board for freeride/freestyle. At 88kg I have no trouble riding this board even in lighter wind. It grips and pops really well. Perfect for boosting

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Re: Thoughts on the Jamie board

Postby dragnfly » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:53 am

BrollocksRSA wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:00 pm
I'm riding the 133x40 Textreme. Amazing board for freeride/freestyle. At 88kg I have no trouble riding this board even in lighter wind. It grips and pops really well. Perfect for boosting
I thought of getting this very board, but on the north website it recoomends the size up for me - and I only weigh 75kg?? Is the 133 OK for you?
Thnx

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Re: Thoughts on the Jamie board

Postby BrollocksRSA » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:11 am

dragnfly wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:53 am
BrollocksRSA wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:00 pm
I'm riding the 133x40 Textreme. Amazing board for freeride/freestyle. At 88kg I have no trouble riding this board even in lighter wind. It grips and pops really well. Perfect for boosting
I thought of getting this very board, but on the north website it recoomends the size up for me - and I only weigh 75kg?? Is the 133 OK for you?
Thnx
I think you'll be fine on the 133. The shorter length just takes some getting use to when doing a carving turn. I think the 40 width helps a lot in getting the board to plane early.

What you get in return is an incredibly fun board to ride. It's fast, grips well, and has great pop. Just remember you can't ride boots with the Textreme version.


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