DUOTONE Jaime Textreme
Sizes Available: 133 x 40cm, 136 x 41cm, 139 x 42cm, 142 x 43cm
Sizes Tested: 136 x 41cm
The most high-performance freeride and freestyle board on the market today, suited to both hooked and unhooked riding! This year it´s completely redesigned and equipped with the new and fantastic Double Diffusor.
How do you make the best even better? The Jaime offers the completely new Double Diffusor Bottom for outstanding grip and maximum comfort, the unique grab rails make any sort of board offs look easy. It is specifically designed to be ridden with straps and has been given the Formula 1 treatment with a Textreme Carbon Construction makeover, the results are just stunning. The unique blend of carbon not only reduces the weight of the board, it also makes it even more responsive and creates an exhilarating ride on the water! Fast, with a dynamic pop, the Jaime Textreme is perfect for the advanced freeriders and freestylers looking for an impressive all-rounder that can take everything you throw at it. From huge airs and board offs to mega loops and handle passes the Jaime Textreme won’t let you down, it’s the ultimate twin tip for the discerning rider who knows exactly what they want.
Visit for more info: www.duotonesports.com/kiteboarding/boards/twintips/jaime-textreme
Our Testers Say:
“Obviously lighter than its regular construction brother, nice carving, excellent upwind. Fun all-rounder, sweet board, got to have it in carbon.” // Micha Dassler
“Good edge handling and control but still a little skatey for buttery sliding turns. Nice pop, fun and friendly board in chop, smooth turner and snappy pop. Straps and pads are extremely comfortable.” // Joe Chehock
“Instantly feels right, obvious why its always been so popular. Very similar to the regular construction but super lightweight, excellent carves, load and pop, and great upwind ability.” // Kiter Mike
This may sound cliché, but how do you improve upon a board that strikes such an excellent balance between comfort and performance? Easy — just make it noticeably lighter without sacrificing any of its worldwide-acclaimed qualities. The very first thing you notice when you pick up the Jaime Textreme off the beach is how refreshingly light the board feels in your hand. This savings in weight is not only welcomed on the beach, but more so as you navigate the rocks at the shoreline, during waterstarts, while rocketing upwind in light wind sessions and probably most pronounced, when you boost big massive airs with a much lower swing weight on your feet. With the Jaime Textreme, Duotone has done a great job of losing the weight while keeping its performance attributes true to the Jaime’s reputation. The carbon construction may give the flex pattern a little stiffer of a feel, perhaps a bit more crisp with a bit faster reflex. Everything from carving, transitions, bump and jump — all feels more responsive and crisp with the board’s lower weight. There may be some aficionados that fixate on the slight difference in load and pop and the feel of landings you get between the traditional Jaime and its carbon upgrade, but our thoughts are that the advantages of the lighter weight sporty ride makes every freeride aspect of this board so much more fun and active than the Textreme and is the way we would go.
Our Duotone twin tips came with the Entity pads and straps system. The Entity features the new snap adjustment straps that replace the standard Velcro enclosure for the snap system you find on the back of a standard baseball hat. The Entity pad offers a ton of adjustment with the board offering a track system for a large and infinite degree of stance width adjustment and a large number of options for adjusting duck. The Entity’s position relative to center line can also be adjusted and the binding has a nice low-profile frame that hugs the deck and feels very secure. The footbeds offer a nice rubbery feeling with medium to soft plushness and have subtle heel cupping and soft toe bumps that allow your toes to really bite into the pad. The center of the footbed offers a little bit of contour under the arch of your foot and the entire setup ensures that your foot has a sure grip on the board. The straps themselves are dual adjustable and each anchor point can be moved forward or aft in the binding to get the perfect coverage for your foot. The straps have a soft velvety fabric feel underneath that testers really liked. Tester reviews were always emphatically positive on the Entity’s comfort, although the snap-based closure system on the straps had its fans and its critics. The snaps might take a little bit more effort to lineup compared to Velcro and is probably an exercise best left for the beach with two free hands. It’s a nifty design, but whether it moves the ball forward for you is largely a personal decision. Overall, the Entity is one of those pad and strap systems that received universal raving praise for its comfort and control.
With the help of 14 testers from all walks of kiteboarding, Tkb’s staff assembled detailed gear reviews with objective performance criteria of the latest 2019 kites, twin tips and foilboards all packed into one neat and tidy 180-page digital package. Get all the reviews in convenient digital guide here: https://www.thekiteboarder.com/product/2019-freeride-gear-review-guide/