tkb-freeride-2017-north-jaime-01NORTH Jaime
Sizes Available: 130, 133, 136, 139, 142cm
Sizes Tested: 136 x 41cm

North Says:

When the best of Freestyle and Freeride are combined, you get the Jaime. As one of North Kiteboarding’s longest standing Freestyle boards with a legendary status, the Jaime is great for both hooked-in and unhooked riding with the NTT straps. Its Quattro V Bottom delivers an engaging grip, whilst the medium Flex pattern ensures comfort and outstanding Freestyle characteristics. Fast and with great pop, Freestyle riders looking for an explosive, yet forgiving ride will relish in the Jaime’s all-round attributes.

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Our Testers Say:

“It’s a really comfortable board. It cut through the chop and popped well and provided ease-on-the-knees landings.” // Dray Murray.

“Pops like the cork on a chilled bottle of Dom Perignon.” // Tiberiu Anghel.

“What a board! Perfect for chop, jumping and carving.” // Alejandro Strauss.

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Tkb Says:

The Jaime is back with a single concave center shape with channels into subtle batwing squared off tips and 5.0 fins. With a fairly flat rocker and middle of the road flex, not too soft, not too hard, the Jaime feels incredibly efficient through the water with a template that handles chop with confidence. This board feels fairly locked in; set it on edge and it flies upwind and when you’re between rails, this board has got good grip for rail to rail carves. The Jaime has the solid feeling of a refined board that lives in the two worlds of confidence-inspiring control blended with forgiveness for the progressing kiter, but the flex pattern offers up enough stiffness to be of use to a more experienced load and pop freestyler. The Jaime comes with North’s track system which allows you to dial in the perfect stance width (tracks are ducked not centered) and the bindings offer a large amount of adjustment options to set your duck. The NTT bindings setup comes with straps that feature super comfy terry cloth-like texture over your arch with three Velcro adjustment zones to dial in your overall fit and two options for setting the strap’s attachment width. The foot beds are fairly dense rubber beds with solid grip and feature subtle contour under the arch with grippy style toe bumps. Overall, a very refined binding that is compact, adjustment rich and very comfortable.