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 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.
Our standard hex-skin construction, consists of the 50K foam core, the core is wrapped in a first layer of structural fibreglass, in a 45 degree orientation. This to keep the board as flexible as possible while making a very strong base. The deck is now layered with a honeycomb layer for more impact resistance. The bottom is left without honeycomb, again to maintain maximum flex.
All normal Klokhouse and Appleflap boards come with a single honeycomb layer. Optionally the glass boards can be ordered with an additional layer of honeycomb, specially for heavy footed riders. Normal use is fine without this layer, but sometimes you want this added durability. This is why ALL BOARDS UPTO 5’5” come WITH the additional layer of honeycomb. Because the smaller boards are used much more for strapless freestyle.
We also use this extra layer to mount optional inserts, because riding with inserts adds a lot of stress to a very small and specific area of the board.
The board is fully wrapped in another layer of fibreglass in the 0 and 90 degree orientation. The whole board, including fin boxes, leash plug and graphics is now pulled in a tight vacuum to compress all the layers together and to pressed onto the core for maximum connection. The board is then encased in the most sustainable epoxy resin available, this resin is tinted to give the boards their unique appearance. There are many colors available and even more on request! You can fully customise your boards appearance so it is unique and there is no one like it anywhere. After the boards are cured, they are hand finished and checked one by one to make sure the meet our exact standards, and you get the board of your dreams!
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 customised, pick your own color or mix multiple for a truly one of a kind 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.