Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

North Jamie or Select

forum for kitesurfers


Michelks
Medium Poster
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:37 pm
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: Sao Sebastiao- Brazil
Favorite Beaches: tahiti, buzios
Style: freerider
Gear: crossbow 16, vegas 14,switchblade 12, crossbow 10
Brand Affiliation: None

North Jamie or Select

Postby Michelks » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:02 pm

I´m looking for a new board, and I´m in doubt about Jamie or Select, both boards seem to be similar in shape , size and range of use.
Select lighter than jamie. What other advantages can I find in a carbon board?
Michel

tomashh
Rare Poster
Posts: 43
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:15 pm

Re: North Jamie or Select

Postby tomashh » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:57 pm

Hi,

you can´t compare these boards, I rode both, the select floats much more earlier, has more pop, is more agile and is better for craving in waves, too.

Aloha

Thomas

Michelks
Medium Poster
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:37 pm
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: Sao Sebastiao- Brazil
Favorite Beaches: tahiti, buzios
Style: freerider
Gear: crossbow 16, vegas 14,switchblade 12, crossbow 10
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: North Jamie or Select

Postby Michelks » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:02 pm

Thank you Thomas, i couldn´t imagine that.
I ride in a place that mix waves and flat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTsmxY5a ... ture=feedu
so the Select is my best choice.

tomashh
Rare Poster
Posts: 43
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:15 pm

Re: North Jamie or Select

Postby tomashh » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:50 pm

Hi,

of cause the select is better, where is your place, which country?

Aloha

Thomas

boyceduke
Medium Poster
Posts: 166
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:40 pm
Kiting since: 2008
Local Beach: cambersands
Favorite Beaches: el gouna, egypt
Style: freeride/freestyle
Gear: all sorts
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: North Jamie or Select

Postby boyceduke » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:21 pm

hi, i owned select, very good board, smooth /good pop etc. but be warned it is fragile, brother had same board went up the beach to far, caught the fin cracking the board, i sold mine straight after to avoid the same accident. believe me they are very good but not that tuff at all. I now ride the hadlow, best board ever...

User avatar
WildDuke
Frequent Poster
Posts: 465
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:40 am
Kiting since: 1997
Local Beach: Taurama beach
Gear: 2012 10m Airush Varial X
2012 12m Airush One
2012 9m Airush One
2012 Cabrinha Custom 140x42.5 Board
2012 Liquidforce Vantage CT boots
2010 Dakine Pyro waist harness
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Papua New Guinea

Re: North Jamie or Select

Postby WildDuke » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:45 pm

Brand new carbon boards like the team series and I suspect the select sell for around $1450 new, however you can find 2011 selects selling for $700 new. That would be my choice if you can find it. All the benefits of carbon with a 50% saving. One of the things I like most about carbon is the weight saving for traveling. Any weight I can save in my gear bag, allows me to bring more of other things like an extra bar or a small kite.

User avatar
dyyylan
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1755
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:45 pm
Kiting since: 1901
Gear: N/A

Re: North Jamie or Select

Postby dyyylan » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:04 am

WildDuke wrote:Brand new carbon boards like the team series and I suspect the select sell for around $1450 new.


and that's why north is shit

Jbrook
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 928
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2004 2:39 am

Re: North Jamie or Select

Postby Jbrook » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:05 pm

Their gear is overpriced IMHO, their stupid bar is over engineered, I see so many people with problems here in Brasil and have seen numerous people break all 4 lines, how is that?
Now that other companies in 2013 can use the D2 material they will probably lose a big market share. I think that is the only reason you see so many of their kites in 2011,2012 is due to this material and being they had exclusivity. The boards look nice but for 1450 I can get 2 twin tips that are just as good! :angryfire:

Michelks
Medium Poster
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:37 pm
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: Sao Sebastiao- Brazil
Favorite Beaches: tahiti, buzios
Style: freerider
Gear: crossbow 16, vegas 14,switchblade 12, crossbow 10
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: North Jamie or Select

Postby Michelks » Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:32 pm

tomashh wrote:Hi,

of cause the select is better, where is your place, which country?

Aloha

Thomas


I live in São Paulo, SE of Brazil and kite 100 miles from here, I get light wind most of the time, wind over 20 knots, just few days a year or when traveling.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 17 guests