Target production time for custom boards is 5 to 6 weeks.
After confirmation of order we will inform you about the actual production time.
If you would like more customization, feel free to contact us!
The Big Apple
From beginner to expert, ultra all round model
This design was sparked by team riders that were looking for the versatility of the jonagold model but with added volume for surfing the days that they usually would pick their longboard.
We took the basic design from the Jonagold and started adding length and a rounder nose. The back end of the big apple remained the same as the Jonagold. A wide planing area for maximum drive, but with a decent amount of V in the bottom, to keep it lose. To add to the versatility, we put in 4 normal fin boxes, plus a US box in the center. So you can surf this board in any fin setup you can imagine!
The Perfect companion for any advanced surfer looking for a new feeling but also stable enough to be your first proper surfboard after the lesson soft top. A board that you just never outgrow. With The big apple you can get into the wave early, do a stylish round house and still have enough nose width to do hang fives on. You can’t wish for more from one single surfboard!
When ordering a board custom from us, or any dealer you can choose the following options:
- custom dims, maximum 6’4″ in length
- standard diamond tail, but anything goes, as long as it’s wide
- Futures or FCS-2 fin boxes
- custom color work
- name, phone number or anything else written on the stringer
50K CLOSED CELL FOAM
It all starts with the core and 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. Any small crack or ding does not need immediate repair. Eventually a repair is advised, but you can first finish your well deserved session or trip!
50K foam is not easy to shape, all commercially available shaping machines will have great trouble shaping it and hand shaping is not possible. At Appletree surfboards we use our own shaping machines that we built and control ourselves. This way we can not only shape the foam, but we can also create channels and extreme contours, straight from the machine.
All our surfboards are laminated using our unique vacuum technology. After the core is shaped with our custom CNC and hand finished by our skilled craftsmen, it’s time for the lamination to give the board it’s final strength.
Surfboards can be finished in both glass fibre and carbon fibre, but both go through the same lamination. The laminate is applied to the blank dry, both the top and the bottom, additionally fin boxes and leash plugs are installed. Then the whole package goes into a vacuum bag and under pressure is injected with epoxy resin. This way the whole lamination is much tighter and requires almost no more work. This way of laminating results in the best fibre to epoxy ratio, leaving the boards both lighter and stronger. We are able to produce carbon boards at a weight under 2.5 kg while keeping them ultra strong. normal glass fibre boards finish under 3 kg depending on the volume.