North 2021 Atmos hybrid board review - Elite Watersports

North 2021 Atmos hybrid board review

North Atmos Hybrid twin tip 

Sizes: 133, 136, 138, 141, 144

We reviewed the 138 

This board was made for big air and free riding 


  • precise edge control
  • medium rocker with balanced flex pattern
  • single concave centre to quad channel tips

When should you ride this board? The answer is, in all conditions!

North’s Website says, “Our most popular high-performance freeride board for explosive boosting, looping and stable, predictable landings. The Atmos is powerful upwind with precise edge control. Strategically placed layers of unidirectional carbon tape in the hybrid construction help deliver a well-balanced dynamic flex. Designed to ride overpowered with ease and control, yet still enabling early planing and low-end performance. The harmony between medium rocker, progressive outline and flex makes this the ultimate all-terrain board to take you to the next level, in all conditions. Edge harder and release into Earth's atmosphere.”

Key features in the board

  • Single concave centre to quad channel tips
  • Integrated grab rail 
  • 40mm fins included
  • Hybrid carbon construction 
  • Precise edge control
  • Balanced rocker, outline and flex
  • Medium rocker with balanced flex pattern
  • Medium-high outline curve
  • Lightweight, impact resistant paulownia wood core 
  • Stainless m6 standard hardware
  • Ergonomic handle

Pair this board with the Flex twin tip bindings and the new navigator bar and you’re set for a great ride!

This is what Ben Sampson has to say about the atmos board: "The Atmos Hybrid has become one of my favorite twin tips. I am used to a carbon board so I like a stiff riding experience. However, there is something special about the flex that the hybrid edition produces. The board warps to the water just enough to slice, push, and displace water which creates a substantially more direct feel throughout loading up against your kite, popping off the water, and then finally landing after a boost. The medium rocker profile allows you to pop really well off even the flattest of water conditions, and at low speeds. It’s upwind abilities are aggressive with surf-like turns. Switching from edge to edge is seamless, but holding your line upwind, even against the power of the kite is predictable. This board is a must for riders who find themselves switching from slick to surf with discipline changes around big air, free ride, and freestyle riding. In the end, the Atmos Hybrid does it all and then some."
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