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Appletree wing foilboard 5'2''

Postby nayy » Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:38 pm

Hi all,

Unboxing from our new board:

appletree appleslice foilboard 5'2''

https://youtu.be/Dx6sjePSlxY

Will be tested asap when conditions allow it...

The board is really stiff, light and solid... we have a kitefoil board in the same construction.

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Re: Appletree wing foilboard 5'2''

Postby StellaBlu » Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:53 pm

I have the same board and you won’t be disappointed. The solid construction and stiffness, and scooped deck translate to a very direct and connected feel to the foil that I haven’t felt on another board. Hard to describe but when it’s on foil it rides like a lower volume board.

Only change I would make would be to eliminate the kick tail. Otherwise every aspect of the design is spot on.

Report back once you ride it and enjoy!

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Re: Appletree wing foilboard 5'2''

Postby peppedurso » Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:17 am

Had it in my early stage of wing foiling, I am 65kg and it was a perfect stable platform even in choppy waters, loved it!
Now I am riding the smaller size, 4’9 x 70 liters.

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Re: Appletree wing foilboard 5'2''

Postby Flag53 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:23 pm

Hey navy , now you’ve had this board for a while can you give us some more details of what you like and possibly dislike about this board . Cheers

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Re: Appletree wing foilboard 5'2''

Postby nayy » Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:32 pm

Flag53 wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:23 pm
Hey navy , now you’ve had this board for a while can you give us some more details of what you like and possibly dislike about this board . Cheers
What I like:

It’s a light, stiff and strong board. Maybe not the lightest on the market but very strong => durable board
If by accident you hit the board on something you only have a minor crack that can easily be fixed.

The construction technique and materials they use give a correct balance between weight and durability.

It’s a compact shape with still a lot of volume (5’2” - 90L), this makes the board reactive. If you still want a more playful board you probably need a smaller one.
I have chosen this size because I wanted only 1 board for all conditions (my weight: 65 kg). I wing on a lake so wind is very irregular, when the wind suddenly drops I can still stand on the board and wait for the next gust to come.

The volume/weight distribution of the board is very good. You don’t have to change your foot position a lot between riding the board on the water and riding on the foil.


What I dislike:

The deck pad is too slippery when you wear boots (during winter), so you have to put wax on the pad


nayy

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Re: Appletree wing foilboard 5'2''

Postby Flag53 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:34 pm

Thanks for the feedback navy !


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