Allround kiteboard for waves and freestyle
Meet the Malus Domestica! Appletree’s allround kiteboard for freestyle and small waves. It ‘eats’ anything you throw at it and rides upwind like no other.
The Malus Domestica is the product of a long search for the perfect crossover directional kiteboard for those who ride freestyle a lot, but sometimes find a wave to smash. The wider platform is stable to stick the hardest freestyle tricks and landings.
Navigate smoothly through the chop
The bottom features a unique triple concave, this makes the board very stable upwind and through chop and it prevents the board from sliding out landing sideways. The wider tail template and parallel rails make it very easy to ride. It has a lot of direct response and it goes upwind like no other.
The first thing you notice on the Malus domestica is its extreme bottom contour. But this is not where the board started. When designing a board, we first try and find the best combination of rocker, outline and rails. Only when we have this balance right we add stuff like crazy tails and bottoms to make the board better. And more exiting! The deep concaves on the rail give the board great stability when riding upwind. The bottom follows the deck contour, making the effective rail thinner and better through chops, without making the board itself too thin. The concaves cut the rocker in the middle of the bottom, this creates a super effective surface for the water to pass underneath. Making the board really fast and early planning.
The Malus Domestica comes with 5 fin boxes as standard, giving you the choice of riding quad or thruster. Both the Hex-skin Glass as well as the Hex-skin Carbon versions are extremely strong. The Carbon version is quite a bit lighter and carbon naturally has a quicker response and better pop of the waters surface. The Glass version is heavier, still very strong and with a softer more comfortable flex to dampen chop. This board comes in the Hex-skin Kite+ construction as standard in both carbon and glass. An even stronger version can also be ordered, but that is only recommended for very heavy footed riders.
Low wind conditions
High wind conditions
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.
|MD||Width||Thickness||Volume||Surfer weight *|
|5’0″||17.33″||1.8″||19 L||< 65 KG|
|5’1″||17.66″||1.9″||20 L||65-80 KG|
|5’2″||18.00″||2.0″||22 L||70-95 KG|
|5’3″||18.50″||2.2″||25 L||> 90 KG|
*This is an indication and will also depend on your skills and fitness