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Target production time for custom boards is 8 to 10 weeks, but we will keep you informed during production.
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Free race foil board, made for AIRtime
Appletree AIR foil is designed for riders who are looking for kite foil race performance levels combined with the strength needed for boosting AIR. The board has a race oriented outline and rocker. Combined with hard bevels in the bottom and our 4 to 3 stage hull bottom. Giving you really good release on touchdown. But it is much more versatile and easier to ride than a competition race board. The board is also built much stronger, making it much better for worry free riding and travel.
For the AIR foil we have opted for rail track mounts, not a tuttle box. Track mounts, especially ours, are much stronger than the race tuttle. Most free racers and foil jumping addicts are not using the high end race foil, but rather go for the free race foils that generally come with a plate/track mount. A track mount can be fine tuned as there is space to move the foil back and forth, making the board a great match for any foil in the market today.
The AIR foil comes with strap inserts with a straight line in the back and a Y setup in the front.
It is super lightweight coming in at 2,3Kg*. Made in Appletrees proprietary carbon infusion technology. The core is made from the high density and waterproof 50K foam. Providing the strength and durability that Appletree is famous for. Dual foil tracks are sandwiched in layers of carbon and PET honeycomb for the best possible distribution of forces. This board is made for AIRtime!
The AIR foil comes with strap inserts with a straight line in the back and a Y setup in the front. The inserts have 5 positions spaced at 2cm. This gives a huge range of options to fine tune your stance and stance relative to the foil mast position.
For deck finish, there is the option of 3mm EVA padding or race grip similar to that found on windsurf boards.
(*) custom manufacturing process, a 5% weight tolerance is considered normal.
50K CLOSED CELL FOAM
It all starts with the core and every board we make starts with a foam core of our very own 50K closed cell foam. This foam is formalized exclusively for us, it is not used in any other board in the market.
The foam can withstand 50.000 kg per square meter, while staying very light, and most of all very flexible. Another plus of our 50K foam is that it is closed cell, meaning that the foam will not take in water, and the board will not blow out when it gets hot.
100% CARBON FIBER CONSTRUCTION
All our foil boards are produced in our 100% carbon fiber construction. You want carbon fiber in a foil board for its stiffness and strength. A stiff board will give you the best control and response from the foil. Also stiffness will make pumping the foil much more effective. With carbon fiber we are able to make the board extremely strong while really light at the same time.
The most stress in a foil board is in the connection of the foil to the board. So this is where we put extra care and attention to make it the strongest connection available. The foil mount is CNC cut with the board, for the highest precision. We only use FUTURES oneshot boxes as they are the strongest in the industry. The boxes are placed in a panel of ultra high density PET honeycomb. This PET honeycomb itself is sandwiched in carbon again. Meaning there is carbon fiber both inside the board and outside. The honeycombs open structure ensures a solid connection between inside and outside, fusing everything together into a solid block.
Our lamination is completely different as well. We use a vacuum technique developed in house, where we layer all the carbon fiber, and reinforcements on the board dry. Then we extract all the air from the bag and inject the epoxy resin under pressure. This results in the tightest lamination possible, with the best ration between fiber and epoxy. It also gives 100% connection to the core so the boards do not delaminate. Extra patches under the feet prevent heel denting.
Inserts in our foil range are made from blocks of high density material. And can be customized position wise. These blocks are also fused to the core so they never pull out.
|AIR foil||Width||Thickness||Volume||Box position|
|4’3”||15.55”||2.65”||23.87 L||10 cm from tail|