The Appleflap is a modern a approach to a more traditional wave kiteboard. Narrow tail with pinched rails for optimal control at high speeds and in bigger surf. With a decent amount of rocker so the board doesn’t nosedive when coming down a wave. A board designed for control when you need it most.
The advantages of having a noseless board are clear. It takes a bit of getting used to not seeing the pointy nose, but less weight, easy travel and a slightly looser feel make the noseless version a good option. The back 2/3 of the board are exactly the same as the normal Appleflap, including the rocker. We only added a slight flip in the stubby nose to prevent it from diving.
We flattened the rocker in the middle part for the board for better upwind capability and down the line speed. Single to double concave for control precision surfing. You will be amazed with how easy this board rides upwind, it is very easy to ride on the spot. Also when jumping the narrow tail makes it a surprisingly stable platform to land on.
|AFKNS||Width||Thickness||Volume||Surfer weight *|
|5’1″||17.7″||2″||19.7 L||<70 KG|
|5’2″||17.9”||2.1”||21 L||70-85 KG|
|5’3”||18.”||2,17”||21.7 L||85< KG|
|5’4”||18.25”||2,2”||23.7 L||85< KG|
Hex Skin Glass
Our Hex skin Glass boards are stronger and lighter than any fiberglas board we have produced before.
The boards feature a thin, lightweight honeycomb skin over the whole deck of the board.
Under the front foot there is a additional natural cork sandwich layer to minimise heel denting.
Appletree Surfboards’ own Hex skin Glass construction is stronger and lighter than anything we have produced before.
Our boards are hand build one by one by extremely skilled craftsmen in our own factory in Holland, using the best quality fibers and resins available. The boards feature a thin, lightweight honeycomb skin over the whole deck of the board. This gives the deck a good resistance against denting and impact, but it’s not as stiff and hard as wood or bamboo sandwich layers.
Under the front foot there is a additional natural cork sandwich layer to minimise heel denting. The board is wrapped in a precisely engineered buildup of pure Glass fibre. The Fibers are running in a total of 5 different directions, to produce a board that feels extremely lively and gives a super direct feedback to the rider.
The HSG construction features the same waterproof foam core that is used in all or boards, so in the unlikely event of a puncture of the skin, there is no water penetration and the fix is easy.
The epoxy resin used has a high organic content and the HSG, like all our boards are Sustainable Surf approved.
The Appleflap Noseless comes with the following options by default:
- Standard deck color: Blue or Yellow
- Standard bottom/base color White
- grab rails
- 3 fin boxes (FCS II or Futures)
- Leash plug