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Difference between North Nugget I & Nuget II??

Postby BBQFish » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:03 pm

Can ayone tell me the difference in riding experience between these 2 boards?
Regarding building Nugget II has foam core, instead of the bamboo Nugget I, i was told?
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Re: Difference between North Nugget I & Nuget II??

Postby coleman » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:10 am

I'll be able to tell you tomorrow. Just had my 2013 nugget delaminate. Excellent excellent customer service from north and just got my 2014 warrantied in the mail today. Gonna ride it tomorrow and will report.

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Re: Difference between North Nugget I & Nuget II??

Postby NorCalNomad » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:13 am

Are you asking what is the difference between the normal 2014 Nugget and the 2014 Nugget TT?

Start here.
http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2384282&hilit=nugget+tt+
Here
http://www.northkiteboarding.com/products/boards/surf/nugget/
and here
http://www.northkiteboarding.com/products/boards/surf/nugget_tt/


TLDR; the difference is construction making the TT version tougher and heavier (ie about the same weight as most kite directional boards, as the regular nugget is light enough to non kite surf it)

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Re: Difference between North Nugget I & Nuget II??

Postby heinzbush » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:24 am

this is not based on my experience ( I only have the 2014 regular more expensive version), but based on some comments from other forums/comments:

the cheaper TT version has, due to the build technology, apparently a slightly different, less rounded shape... this apparently translates in a slightly less smooth feeling...

I would go for the cheaper TT if you:
- travel a lot (ok, its heavier, but also sturdier)
- are into big airs with a directional
- do not depend on lowend (the 5.5 is not available in TT, and the shape of the regular one is known to be THE lowend king... raceboards excluded)

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Re: Difference between North Nugget I & Nuget II??

Postby BBQFish » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:13 pm

I'm so much wiser now :-)
Thanks for the info guys!

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Re: Difference between North Nugget I & Nuget II??

Postby piccio » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:19 am

one is good for my grandfather for fishing!!!!!!
the other for my son to make sand castle!!!!!!!!

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Re: Difference between North Nugget I & Nuget II??

Postby Rbgar » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:15 pm

I can't wait to ride my new lite wind/little wave stick :jump:

Sorry for the hijack :bye:
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Re: Difference between North Nugget I & Nuget II??

Postby coleman » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:48 pm

i think that new cork layer on the bamboo construction for 2014 makes a big difference . overall the new board feels much more slashy carvy and the deck feels competely different in the chop. super smooth.

i didnt realize the 2013 felt harsh but by comparison to the new one it does.

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Re: Difference between North Nugget I & Nuget II??

Postby Westozzy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:21 pm

Yeh my buddy has both and is raving about the new one and he's more or less a Surfboard rider. Much better feel and much better 'carve' ability as you say.

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Re: Difference between North Nugget I & Nuget II??

Postby heinzbush » Thu May 01, 2014 2:57 am

Westozzy wrote:Yeh my buddy has both and is raving about the new one and he's more or less a Surfboard rider. Much better feel and much better 'carve' ability as you say.


by "the new one", you mean the 2014 Nugget with the "premium" bamboo & cork construction, right?

because the "newest one", is the 2014 TT one... no bamboo, no cork, edgier, stiffer, not so smooth, etc.


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