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Applino

Advanced allround strapless kiteboard

The Applino is designed to match Paulino Pereira’s style of strapless kitesurfing as much as possible. Explosive and powerful, yet stylish and smooth. Best for kiting in the waves or performing strapless freestyle tricks in flat water. It’s Paulino’s go-to board in the World-tour contests, a reliable partner in all conditions. It’s the ultimate advanced allround strapless kiteboard.

The rocker is moderate with a decent kick in the last foot of the board to improve responsiveness. With a single concave running into a V in behind the front fins. All there to make the board loose and snappy while maintaining control.

Board features

The rails are thin and pinched, this helps with cutting through chops and it helps to retain control at high speeds. Overall the board is thin throughout. But wide, with enough planing area to get up and going with lower wind speeds. The board has a deep grab channel in the deck to aid in strapless freestyle tricks. The tail has a pulled in with a distinct hip at the front fins, together with the rocker and V in the bottom. This makes the board turn on a dime, but some intermediate riders might find this nervous. They should look at the Klokhouse Noseless as an alternative.

If strapless freestyle is your game then go for the full carbon version. This version stronger, and it gives you more pop off the water, it’s ultra precise for landing the hardest tricks. If you mainly do wave riding then the Hex-skin Glass might be the board for you. It offers a bit more flex which dampens the vibrations and offers a more comfortable ride, but it’s a little less durable, but flex is very nice in strapless kitesurfing!

 

 

Board Characteristics

Wave height

ankle

head high

double overhead

Wave Power

sloppy

steep

barrel

Wave Performance

Rails

full

mid

piched

Rocker

low

moderate

high

Width

narrow

balanced

full

Shape

Skill level

beginner

intermediate

pro

Upwind

0%

50%

100%

Low wind

0%

50%

100%

High wind

0%

50%

100%

Strapless freestyle

0%

50%

100%

CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION

 

50K CLOSED CELL FOAM

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.

From the shaped foam we can go two ways: Hex-skin Carbon or Hex-skin Glass.

 

HEX-SKIN GLASS

The base of the board consists of three layers wrapped around the core. An internal structural fibreglass layer, a hex-skin flexible honeycomb layer and another structural fibreglass layer that is placed in a 45 degree orientation. This to keep the board as flexible as possible while making a very strong base. The bottom is left without honeycomb, again to maintain maximum flex. How your board is constructed next depends on the strength option you choose.

The different strength options are explained in detail below. The board is now placed under a vacuum and with pressure, forcing the epoxy resin into the fibres. This way we use minimal resin and maximum fibre. Making the board super strong, yet very light. The colour is added as a pigment to the epoxy resin, coloring the entire board.

 

HEX-SKIN CARBON

Hex-skin Carbon is similar in composition to the Hex-skin Glass boards. But instead of glass we use 100% carbon fibre, there is no glass hidden underneath the top layer of carbon. Using carbon makes the board lighter and it makes it stick to your feet even better. Because the board is so light, it flows over the chops a lot better than you might expect.

To give the carbon boards their unique look the deck is finished with a tinted resin, that can be customized. Pick your own colour or mix multiple for a truly one-of-a kind board.

 

STRENGTH OPTIONS HEX-SKIN GLASS

hex-skin glass kiteboard technology

Kite+

This is our standard custom construction, pictured above. Suits most riders for wave and freestyle. And is therefore our standard custom strength construction. Under the front foot there’s a large patch of 3mm honeycomb inlaid in the foam core, with fibreglass underneath. The core is then wrapped by a layer of structural fibre- glass in a 45 degree orientation. A second thin flexible honeycomb layer is now layered all over the deck for more impact resistance. The Kite+ strength has the perfect balance between weight, strength and flex.

Kite+ S

The same construction as the Kite+ but with all the glass in S glass. This higher quality glass is stronger and more flexible. Because of this, we can use less fibreglass and this makes the board about 15-20% lighter.

Kite++

For the heavy or heavy footed riders. It features a double sandwich layer under both the front and back feet. Usually this option is not necessary, but some riders put so much pressure on the deck that this is needed. The kite++ is also recommended if you want to use (optional) inserts. Riding with inserts puts more stress on the board. Especially where the feet are locked in one position. This construction can handle this.

 

STRENGTH OPTIONS HEX-SKIN CARBON

Hex-skin carbon kiteboard technology

CF- Ultralight

The lightest possible kite board. If you are after the lightest possible kiteboard construction, this is the way to go! Slight heel dents may appear over time, depending on rider’s weight and foot pressure, but the boards are ultra strong. Not really recommended for 100% free- style, but the occasional jump is not a problem at all.

CF+

Our standard custom carbon construction, pictured above. Suits most riders for wave and freestyle and offers the right balance between weight, strength and flex. This board will last you a very long time. And in carbon fibre it is light and looks the part too!

CF++

The most exclusive and the strongest construction we offer. Really light, and really strong. This board will last you a long time, with timeless looks to match. You can order this board with inserts as well, to make it a truly all-round board!

 

AP Width Thickness Volume Surfer weight*
5’3″ 18.5″ 1.9″ 20.6 L 55-75 KG
5’5″ 18.75″ 2.0″ 22 L 75-85 KG
5’7″ 18.8″ 2.1″ 24 L >85 KG

 

 

 

 

 

*This is an indication and will also depend on your skills and fitness

2 reviews for Applino

  1. Peppe

    Been riding the Applino 5’3 carbon in Cape Town for one season, amazing, predictable and shreds like no other board out there!

  2. Coco Trigo

    Applino 5’3, Kite + construction, I am 6’1” and weight 155lb
    Air Game: The board is amazing for airs, great pop off the chop/waves. The surface area in the front of the board is perfect for when your front foot slides forward while on the air, and the size makes the board very easy to use and control on the air.
    Upwind: amazing upwind ability
    Planning: very early planning and great control at high speeds.
    Wave ridding: The board has great drive and at the same time has the perfect amount of tail release when hitting the lip. This is a hard balance to come across in a board, (great job on this, seriously) either boards have too much drive or are too loose you spin out when you hit the lip. The Applino has a great balance between these 2 characteristics. I am a heavy-footed ridder so having a balance between drive and tail release is crucial for me.
    Overall: this board is a GEM!!!! It’s definitely the perfect high-performance all-around wave/freestyle kiteboard.

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