Appletree Mini Foil Kite Stock
Here's what Appletree has to say:
"The Mini Foil Kite Stock is part of our white-line boards. Despite the fact that the board is black. White-line means nothing more than a selection of our best-selling models and sizes in a standard construction with no custom options. All our foil boards are made of full carbon, including the White-Line. There is no glass fibre hidden underneath the carbon fibre. The Mini Foil Kite Stock has Y and straight line shaped deck inserts as a standard. You only have to choose the size, because we have already carefully selected the rest. White-line boards are available for order right now, in stock, with quick delivery worldwide.
The Mini Foil is our small and ultra light kite foil board. For cruising around and having the most fun on light wind days.
This board is super light and stiff, to give the best response. You can really feel the foils every move and control accordingly. Our experience in building the lightest and strongest carbon kiteboards to now also build the lightest and strongest foil board possible. In the standard configuration the 4’2 board is only 2.2KG’s. But the smaller ones are even lighter. And all of this in a matte black stealth carbon finish as standard."
Appletree Mini Foilboard Features
The mini foil connects to your foil using two Futures US box tracks, which are positioned 90mm apart in the most common configuration to accept most foils in the market. This connection system is the strongest and lightest system available. The tracks are solidly mounted in a plate of extremely hard PET honeycomb with internal carbon to add even more strength. Wether it is carving, pumping, looping or sitting down, the boxes do not fail.
Appletree Foilboard Construction
50K Closed Cell Foam
It all starts with the core and every board Appletree makes starts with a foam core of Appletree's very own 50K closed cell foam. This foam is formalized exclusively for Appletree, 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.
100% Carbon Fiber Construction
All Appletree's foil boards are produced in their 100% carbon fiber construction. You want carbon fiber in a foil board for its stiffness and strength. A stiff board will give you the best control and response from the foil. Also stiffness will make pumping the foil much more effective. With carbon fiber we are able to make the board extremely strong while really light at the same time.
The most stress in a foil board is in the connection of the foil to the board. So this is where they put extra care and attention to make it the strongest connection available. The foil mount is CNC cut with the board, for the highest precision. Appletree only use FUTURES oneshot boxes as they are the strongest in the industry. The boxes are placed in a panel of ultra high density PET honeycomb. This PET honeycomb itself is sandwiched in carbon again. Meaning there is carbon fiber both inside the board and outside. The honeycombs open structure ensures a solid connection between inside and outside, fusing everything together into a solid block.
Appletree's lamination is completely different as well. They use a vacuum technique developed in house, where they layer all the carbon fiber, and reinforcements on the board dry. Then they extract all the air from the bag and inject the epoxy resin under pressure. This results in the tightest lamination possible, with the best ration between fiber and epoxy. It also gives 100% connection to the core so the boards do not delaminate. Extra patches under the feet prevent heel denting.
Inserts in the Appletree foil range are made from blocks of high density material. And can be customized position wise. These blocks are also fused to the core so they never pull out.
Mini Foil Kite Stock Dimensions
*Weight of the lite version without inserts. The actual weight will differ slightly per board and can be about 5% less or more.