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NORTH Jaime
Sizes Available: 130, 133, 136, 139cm
Sizes Tested: 136cm

BRAND Says:

The Jaime is the most versatile board in the North Kiteboarding range, it is designed to meet the demanding needs of Jaime Herraiz and this is its tenth anniversary year! One of the most popular twintips of all time, the board utilizes some of the most advanced production techniques available. The Jaime’s Carbon Beam construction helps to give the board superior torsional stiffness, which gives you total control. The progressive flex and wide tips offer a great platform for excellent pop and you really get great lift from the board as it leaves the water. The Quattro V Bottom offers a smooth ride through the roughest of chop and the rocker line has been tuned for speed. The real beauty of the Jaime however is its forgiving nature; it’s one of the easiest boards to ride; yet it is still packed with performance! If it is good enough for Jaime, it is good enough for you!

Visit for more info: https://www.northkiteboarding.com/products/boards/twin-tips/jaime/

Our Testers Say:

“Confidence inspiring board that performed amazingly well everywhere, favorite of the test with very comfortable pads and straps,” Jason Kane.

“The footstraps were like wearing slippers – so comfy! Load and pop was great, all around high performance characteristics with excellent fit and finish,” Aaron Stephens.

“Good all around board, goes upwind well, a little on the skatey side, but great pads and footbed with easily adjusted straps,” John Steimle.

Meet the 2015 TKB Test Team

TKB Says:

The Jaime relies on the double V shaped bottom that’s used in other top of the line North boards to deliver user-friendly freestyle performance in even the most challenging conditions. With an overall lightweight feel, the Jaime features a track system to suit a wide range of finely tuned stance widths as well as a large amount of adjustment for stance duck. Testers gave the Jaime high praise for its all around performance, user-friendly chop handling ability and impressive load and pop. The Jaime was a little more skatey than the X-ride, but this board feels fast through the water and offers a lively performance oriented feel which received high marks from all of our testers. The Jaime came with the Entity pads and strap system which offers four zonal adjustments for the strap, as well as a unique option to widen the stance of the strap for bigger feet. Testers gave the pads and straps high praise for their outstanding comfort, secure feel and extensive adjustability.

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