Your choice for the big stuff
The Apple Peeler kiteboard is for those who want the highest level of control when kiting in big waves.
The Apple Peeler design is influenced by the tow-in surfboards we’ve made for some big wave riders. It’s a complete redesign with roots in the highly successful Appleflap and Appleflap Noseless boards that Appletree has made for years.
It’s all about control
Big wave tow-in surfing has quite a lot of similarities with kite surfing as there is no paddling involved like in normal surfing. With kitesurfing, we can just focus on how the board behaves on the wave and at speed.
The Peeler comes with strap inserts as standard and will only be made in extra reinforced build strengths in both carbon and glass fibre constructions. As the board is designed for riding the big stuff, going stronger is best.
Key board features:
Full nose shape, with narrow swallow tail: The Apple Peeler has a longer rail line to allow the best connection with the water as at high speed this is essential. The tail is a straight swallow that further elongates the rail and keeps it straight for longer. This helps with keeping control.
Thin refined rail: The narrow outline is the next important key feature as the thinned out and hard edged rail helps with control at high speeds.
Single to double concave bottom: This is the go-to bottom for control giving optimal feedback at high speeds. Combined with the 3 fin thruster set up, this bottom gives more control the faster the water travels through the fin cluster.
Reinforced construction and inserts: The Apple Peeler has full inserts as standard, plus a beefed-up construction. When riding big waves at high speeds straps have a definite use as the slightest bump can send you off the board and straps eliminate this.
However we advise you to take the back foot out of the strap when kiting upwind as you will then need to put more pressure on the front of the board.
The Apple Peeler can also be ridden strapless which we encourage when the waves are smaller, although the straps also allow for twin-tip style jumps when waiting for the next set to arrive.
The Peeler comes in 3 sizes, 5’5”, 5’7” and 5’9” which should suit most riders. As always, custom sizes can be ordered, just contact us with your wishes
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