Kitemanmuc wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:30 am
Has anyone ever tried Luke's Leaf from Appletree vs the Applino and can compare?
Hi, I’ve been riding both, one season each, both carbon construction.
Quite different boards for different targets. I love luke’s Leaf 4’9 for flat water freestyle and up to 1/1.5m wave (especially if mellow ones). Compact, stable, spinning it it’s a piece of cake, great for freestyle but very enjoyable in small waves. Using Futures Blackstix Small, great pop.
Applino is more wave oriented, enjoyable and predictable thanks to thruster set up. Thinner and wider than Luke’s Leaf. At 65kg a 5’3 felt great at 20/22 knots, still very good up to 26-28 knots. Using Futures Control Small.
For fast waves and strong wind I love the Appleflap 5’1.
My personal preference is to ride small volume board between 19 and 20 liters.