Klockhouse Noseless Convertible
Now available, the first proper convertible, that actually works as a normal board as well!
When doing a foil convertible, you need a board without too much rocker, otherwise the foil angle will be to high. Also the board needs a fairly flat bottom, otherwise the foil will not fit. The only board in the Appletree range to have these characteristics is the Klokhouse Noseless. Luckily this is also the board that has the widest range, from small waves and strapless to big surf. So the Klokhouse Noseless convertible is the best of all in one package!
The foil box is locked in the board in the same way that we do it on our normal foil only boards. This is by far the strongest foil construction. The foil boxes never break or fail. Also this board comes with inserts for foot straps as standard, which is nice for foiling with speed and first time foilers. The construction is the normal Kite+ construction, with extra sandwich layers under the front foot.
The added weight of the foil box is about 400 grams. It makes the tail a bit stiffer, but this is not very noticeable when riding.
The Klokhouse Noseless is our most allround wave kiteboard. By removing the nose of the board, it becomes easier to throw around as there is less swing weight. Secondly, traveling is made easier as the boards will fit in most kite bags. The overall performance of the board is almost identical to the normal Klokhouse performance surfboard.
It’s like kitesurfing on your everyday surfboard. The same flex, weight and feel that everyone loves when surfing, now available in a board that can cope with the board abuse that kitesurfing brings.
Based on a traditional high performance shortboard with a little added width in the middle, to make it friendly for average surfers. It has a fair bit of rocker in the nose which is flattened out in the tail, this makes the board plane earlier and helps upwind performance. The bottom features a balanced single concave throughout which gives maximum drive.
Medium to thin rails make it grip the water and give you control at high speeds which are typical when kitesurfing. The squash tail is really thin for optimal feel with the water.