Target production time for custom boards is 5 to 6 weeks.
This board comes with inserts for foot straps as standard.
The construction is the normal Kite+ construction, with extra sandwich layers under the front foot.
If you would like more customization, feel free to contact us!
All boards are “board only” if you need fins and deck pads, you can find them here: accessories
Foil convertible kiteboard
Klokhouse Noseless Convertible
Now available, the first proper convertible, that actually works as a normal board as well!
When doing a foil convertible, you need a board without too much rocker, otherwise the foil angle will be to high. Also the board needs a fairly flat bottom, otherwise the foil will not fit. The only board in the Appletree range to have these characteristics is the Klokhouse Noseless. Luckily this is also the board that has the widest range, from small waves and strapless to big surf. So the Klokhouse Noseless convertible is the best of all in one package!
The foil box is locked in the board in the same way that we do it on our normal foil only boards. This is by far the strongest foil construction. The foil boxes never break or fail. Also this board comes with inserts for foot straps as standard, which is nice for foiling with speed and first time foilers. The construction is the normal Kite+ construction, with extra sandwich layers under the front foot.
The added weight of the foil box is about 400 grams. It makes the tail a bit stiffer, but this is not very noticeable when riding.
Original Klokhouse description:
The Klokhouse Noseless is our most allround wave kiteboard. By removing the nose of the board, it becomes easier to throw around as there is less swing weight. Secondly, traveling is made easier as the boards will fit in most kite bags. The overall performance of the board is almost identical to the normal Klokhouse performance surfboard.
It’s like kitesurfing on your everyday surfboard. The same flex, weight and feel that everyone loves when surfing, now available in a board that can cope with the board abuse that kitesurfing brings.
Based on a traditional high performance shortboard with a little added width in the middle, to make it friendly for average surfers. It has a fair bit of rocker in the nose which is flattened out in the tail, this makes the board plane earlier and helps upwind performance. The bottom features a balanced single concave throughout which gives maximum drive
Medium to thin rails make it grip the water and give you control at high speeds which are typical when kitesurfing. The squash tail is really thin for optimal feel with the water.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
STRENGTH OPTIONS HEX-SKIN CARBON
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.
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!
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!
|Convertible||Width||Thickness||Volume||Weight Glass*||Weight Carbon*|
|5’2”||18,50″||2,15″||22,5L||3,3 kg||3,0 kg|
*The actual weight will differ slightly per board and can be about 5% less or more.