Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Naish TT 4'6 or North Jaime Pro

forum for kitesurfers


Guest

Postby Guest » Sun Nov 10, 2002 5:15 pm

I weigh 65 kg and I'd like your opinion on which board I should go for. And why. Thanks.

User avatar
Stefan
Frequent Poster
Posts: 389
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Ft. Stevens, Newport, The Gorge
Favorite Beaches: Ft Stevens, Florence
Style: Wave, Foil
Gear: North Mono's, LP Foils, North Pacific Customs
Location: Pacific Coast, USA

Postby Stefan » Sun Nov 10, 2002 5:38 pm

They are very different boards. The Naish rides a bit smaller, tracks straight, and is easy to ride. I would say the Jaime is looser, wider,(feels bigger) and requires a bigger, more advanced rider. I think for your size the Naish makes more sense.

fat blokes can fly
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 837
Joined: Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None

Postby fat blokes can fly » Sun Nov 10, 2002 5:50 pm

I've just purchased the north robo, i am so impressed with it. Rides great gets me going as early as my 180switch, robo is only 140 but due to the fin configuration and the 41width its the real deal. Only weighs 2.5kg. Naish boards are abit heavy i think. Other friends who have rode it are raving too, one guy went straight to order one, the other thought it was great compared to his rrd trixter.

Guest

Postby Guest » Sun Nov 10, 2002 10:04 pm

The North Robo is designed as a light wind board.
Are you going to use it as such, or is it your one board quiver whatever the conditions are?

Guest

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 11, 2002 9:57 pm

i have recently sold my Naish tt 4.9 and bought the north 141 jamie pro. The North boards are miles and miles better than the naish. the construction is as equally important as the design, the north flexs and is so comfortalble in all sea states the naish has virtually no flex so bounces around and they are very heavy.

Guest

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 11, 2002 10:55 pm

I am hesitating between the North jaime Pro 141 and the SOS Surfstix 140 Silver (No carbon).
How do they compare in term of flex?

User avatar
sq225917
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 8743
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: BestKiteboarding.com

Postby sq225917 » Tue Nov 12, 2002 12:46 am

currently testing out the loose xx boards, but i definately want something with a fuller centreline and big fin action, how does the slim north ride.

Guest

Postby Guest » Tue Nov 12, 2002 7:35 am

I think for your weight the Jaime will feel big. The 146 Naish is stiff and heavy. Try a Gaastra G-chip 142, its thinner, has flex for a soft ride and is less expensive due to a less "custom" construction. Plenty durable for a rider your size. Comes with great NSI pads and wide straps. Another option would be a Slingshot Zeppelin 137. Either board would be better size and more reasonable price. Aloha

User avatar
Rossall
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 839
Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: Blackpool and Como.
Favorite Beaches: Cape Hatteras
Waddell
Tarifa
Gear: Follow the Rabbits
Brand Affiliation: Wainman Hawaii
Location: Team Wainman

Postby Rossall » Tue Nov 12, 2002 8:02 am

I'm also at the dilema stage. Looking at the Wavetray147, TAD Custom 148, VARI, ?????? anyone tested any of the above. Plan to use it with Aero II from 10 to 16.

phil.

fat blokes can fly
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 837
Joined: Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None

Postby fat blokes can fly » Tue Nov 12, 2002 9:14 am

Just a note on the North Robo, love the board but scratched the paintwork pretty much on the rails the first two times out so no more hammering up the beach for me!


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 25 guests