Jun 22, 2010
Author: SBC Kiteboard
STYLE: Freestyle New School
SIZE: 133 x 41 cm
TIP WIDTH: 28 cm
TIP WIDTH at 6”: 34 cm
FINS: 50 mm
The 2010 North Team Series caters to the most demanding and progressive freestyle rider. It has the stiff centred flex and wide powerful tips which delivers the most powerful pop of the formidable North lineup. The Jaime and Team feel very similar but the Team has a slightly more aggressive flex and squared outline. Subtle concave and flex through the tips give the Team some chop-soaking ability but it requires some aggressive input to keep from bouncing. The ABS side rails are rounded between the feet which avoids catching rails in off axis landings and transitions. The good flex through the tips also allow for some nicely cushioned landings. Thin profiled fins and cutaways on the tips also give the Team Series good upwind charge with no face splashing. The Team Series is user friendly enough for aggressive intermediates and will let advanced riders push the limits of unhooked freestyle.
Footbed and Strap System: Vario Footpads and Strap
The 2010 version of North’s Vario footstrap offers a comprehensive range of adjustment in sizes and positions, as well as stiffness of the foot bed. This system has the most comprehensive customization in a traditional strap platform. The footbed comes with three different foam inserts that are placed beneath the heel of the footbed and can change the stiffness level under the heel. The Vario strap can also be modified in width and asymmetry. Compared to other straps the Vario’s are softer flexing but provide great levels of support and offer compact and locked in feel at all times while providing unmatched feedback from the boards flex, feel and power.
• New 3D wood carbon cap sandwich
• CNC milled 3D deck and concave bottom
• ABS sidewall
• Protection topsheet foil with gloss finish