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Target production time for custom boards is about 8-10 weeks, but we will keep you informed during production.
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Your easy-to-travel all-round wave kitesurf board
The Klokhouse Noseless is our most allround wave kitesurf board. 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. Finally the noseless version features a grab rail in the deck, making it easier to hold onto the board while performing board-off tricks.
That surfy feeling
It’s like kitesurfing on your everyday surfboard. It has 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.
It takes a bit of getting used to not seeing the pointy nose, but less weight, easy travel and a slightly looser feel make a noseless version a good option. The nose has an increased rocker to prevent it from diving.
Extra volume in the middle
The Klokhouse is based on a traditional high performance shortboard. It has that familiar feeling that you can expect from a performance surfboard. Yet it is not too “pro rider focussed”, it brings this performance feeling to the average rider as well. Partly because the board is slightly wider in the middle, it floats a bit more, helping you over those softer sections of the wave.
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 rocker in the area that actually touches the water is the same as in the normal klokhouse, making the way the board behaves feel very similar.
Medium to thin rails
Medium to thin rails make it grip the water and give you control at high speeds which are typical when kitesurfing. Grab rails in the deck make it easier to hold on to.
Thin squash tail
The squash tail is thin for optimal feel with the water. Hard edges release the water for added speed.
The bottom features a single concave throughout, which gives enormous drive and control.
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
White-line build strength
This is the standard construction for kite wave surfing. Meaning true surfing with a kite. You can do the occasional freestyle jump, but in general these boards are made for the waves. The construction consists of the normal Kite+ construction, but without the internal 3mm honeycomb. Instead there is an extra biaxial fibreglass layer under the front foot. The construction is more than strong enough for everyday use, and you will not ding the board easily. After some time slight heel dents may appear, this is considered normal, and it will not weaken the board.
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!
|5’0″||18.00″||2,05″||20.5 L||<70 KG|
|5’1″||18.20″||2,10″||21.5 L||<70 KG|
|5’2″||18.50″||2,20″||22.5 L||70-85 KG|
|5’3″||18.75″||2,20″||23.5 L||70-85 KG|
|5’4″||19.00″||2,25″||24.8 L||>85 KG|
|5’5″||19.15″||2,35″||26.8 L||>85 KG|
*This is an indication and will also depend on your skills and fitness
Amazing board, very smooth, responsive and comfortable in every condition, even in choppy water, at the same time , very very light and durable. I m very satisfied to choose it!!!
Alexandre Magny –
KLOKHOUSE NOSELESS 5’2″ – custom design
The board is beautiful, the construction super solid and after 4 sessions it just feels like my best all around surf kiteboard. I love its ability to plan quickly and to generate speed which is perfect for medium surf and going upwind. The board is light and very versatile in the waves. I Love It.
Appletree Surfboards produces quality products, I strongly recommend it.
Weiger was super available and very pro while helping me choosing the board. Do not hesitate and go for it!
Dierk Hruby –
Great guys, and the best boards i have ever had.
Claude d’Offay (verified owner) –
Board Size; 5.1 custom S+ glass
Fins; Futures P6 Legacy (M), EA Control Series (M)
Now I own 2 of the best boards ever constructed. But how different will it ride compared to the Applino V2?
tested by in under powers conditions (9m), and powered on (9m)(7m) North Carve, knee high to head high waves.
Ride Feel and characteristics;
Now this boards is a beautiful ride. It goes from rail to rail very smoothly. The turns and carves are a little wider that will still turn tight carves when you need it to. It also very stable.! It goes up wind very well.. It has slightly higher volume than my V2 but in a shorter length really help on the lighter days, but it also handles powered days very well and also gives you the confidence to make almost any turn. It’s also amazing through chop. Make sure you buy the Appletree deck pad! It just work and you always know where your feet are.
Do I like it more than the Applino V2?
Do I like it any less than the Applino V2?
They both have a very unique ride that will handle anything, no matter what you put it through. But in my opinion, if you want an easier ride that can also handle its own beautifully when you’re over powered go for the Klokhouse N/L.
But if you want a board that will turn on a dime and loves to turn hard when you’re over powered? Go for the V2.
But I can assure you. You will not regret which one you buy.