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North Jaime or Slingshot Misfit?

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Created by amontesdeoca198 1 month ago, 1 Nov 2018
amontesdeoca198
NSW, 16 posts
1 Nov 2018 8:30AM
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Hi guys, just simple question. I have been riding for 1 year (almost every weekend) and is time for me to buy a decent board that helps me with my first 6m jumps. My main spots are Jurnell and Monterey, so I guess that's considered choppy water, right?
These are the 3 options Im handling
1) North Jaime 2018 NEW
2) Slingshot Misfit 2018 NEW
3) North Jaime Textreme 2017 USED

What do you think? what's the most recommendable for my conditions/locations?

Thanks in advance for your help

towradgi
NSW, 222 posts
1 Nov 2018 10:21AM
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Scroll down about 40 titles on main page to " New board options ".this may help you....or just visit kitepower at the bay.

Alysum
NSW, 293 posts
1 Nov 2018 10:43AM
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Love the misfit ! I've owned 2 of them.

You can score a bargain on an older model: slingshotaustralia.com.au/collections/clearance-sale?page=4

amontesdeoca198
NSW, 16 posts
1 Nov 2018 11:59AM
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Alysum said..
Love the misfit ! I've owned 2 of them.

You can score a bargain on an older model: slingshotaustralia.com.au/collections/clearance-sale?page=4


Thanks Alysum, but is that good for choppy water? I've read that's very tiff

amontesdeoca198
NSW, 16 posts
1 Nov 2018 11:59AM
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towradgi said..
Scroll down about 40 titles on main page to " New board options ".this may help you....or just visit kitepower at the bay.


I'll take a look now, thanks. Kitepower doesn't sell North boards

ActionSportsWA
WA, 605 posts
1 Nov 2018 11:58AM
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Hi Amon,

The Misfit and Jaime boards are performance freeride boards with a bent of Freestyle. They are stiff and great boards to ride, but Botany chop is fierce.

The thing with jumping is having control and a good connection to the water on take off. Stiff boards tend to bounce you around a bit and make it much more difficult to maintain your edge. Height in jumps is very reliant on edging on take off. If you are not vaulting off the tail utilizing the stiffness of the freestyle boards, you would do better looking at something with a soft flex like the Shinn Monk or Duotone Select. You could also look for older model North X-Rides as they are similar. These boards will be much better and I guarantee you will jump bigger if you can control your board in overpowered conditions.

DM

eppo
WA, 6705 posts
1 Nov 2018 12:01PM
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what he said above...the two board choices you mentioned are not ideal.

amontesdeoca198
NSW, 16 posts
1 Nov 2018 10:39PM
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ActionSportsWA said..
Hi Amon,

The Misfit and Jaime boards are performance freeride boards with a bent of Freestyle. They are stiff and great boards to ride, but Botany chop is fierce.

The thing with jumping is having control and a good connection to the water on take off. Stiff boards tend to bounce you around a bit and make it much more difficult to maintain your edge. Height in jumps is very reliant on edging on take off. If you are not vaulting off the tail utilizing the stiffness of the freestyle boards, you would do better looking at something with a soft flex like the Shinn Monk or Duotone Select. You could also look for older model North X-Rides as they are similar. These boards will be much better and I guarantee you will jump bigger if you can control your board in overpowered conditions.

DM


Thanks DM, I really appreciate your advice.I read awesome things about Shinn Bronq. Is it really that good for choppy?
Thanks again

amontesdeoca198
NSW, 16 posts
1 Nov 2018 10:40PM
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eppo said..
what he said above...the two board choices you mentioned are not ideal.


Thanks eppo, I think I will try to find a Shinn Bronq, seems to be one of the best baords for choppy. Regards

cauncy
WA, 6538 posts
1 Nov 2018 9:27PM
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amontesdeoca198 said..

ActionSportsWA said..
Hi Amon,

The Misfit and Jaime boards are performance freeride boards with a bent of Freestyle. They are stiff and great boards to ride, but Botany chop is fierce.

The thing with jumping is having control and a good connection to the water on take off. Stiff boards tend to bounce you around a bit and make it much more difficult to maintain your edge. Height in jumps is very reliant on edging on take off. If you are not vaulting off the tail utilizing the stiffness of the freestyle boards, you would do better looking at something with a soft flex like the Shinn Monk or Duotone Select. You could also look for older model North X-Rides as they are similar. These boards will be much better and I guarantee you will jump bigger if you can control your board in overpowered conditions.

DM



Thanks DM, I really appreciate your advice.I read awesome things about Shinn Bronq. Is it really that good for choppy?
Thanks again


yes it is, if you like to ride powered, the early edition was a fave of mine, the next imho was completly different, lost all the flex that you want in choppy conditions and a lot of feel by going heavier on build , the newbronq crb 4, is back to the original , been riding the ts from duotone north, great board but north duotone struggle to make a non spray board especially in chop conditions, in flat water it isnt an issue, the monk will cover most riders as mentioned, demo id say



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