You have caught the wing fever. And this addiction has got you pushing your limits. Way to go! We came to the conclusion that one wing board model therefore does not cut it anymore. Dedicated shapes are required to fulfil the demands of all you high-end riders.
At Appletree Surfboards we are at the forefront of design and construction and spend all season secretly testing and developing new ideas with our international crew of team riders.
So we’d like to introduce the JAZZ, Appletree’s freestyle wing board! Whether you have just started with your first baby jumps or have already mastered a frontside 360, the JAZZ got you covered! Leave the beaten track, start improvising and let the wind and the moving mountains set the rhythm. Spark your desire to play again!
Living in an area with low or volatile winds and in need of a stable board? The Jazz will definitely have your back! Especially in the higher volume sizes, the Jazz is a great light wind board.
A shorter more compact shape means less swing weight resulting in quicker turns and easier rotations. We moved the wide point forward making it possible to still get the required volume in the board. Through the sizes, the length only increases by one inch, while the volume jumps up 10L, keeping the length short in the whole range.
A new and innovative feature of the Jazz is the recessed deck. This way we can keep the standing position at the right angle to the foil and at the same time we can add more rocker and volume to the front part of the board.
The recess also provides an excellent and stable platform to stand. With the recess area running off into the tail we eliminate any water pooling in the deck.
The bottom has a longer flat section around the foil connection. This vastly increases glide efficiency and improves low wind characteristics. Especially in the higher volume sizes, the Jazz is a great lightwind board.
The abrupt edge of the tail helps a lot with release which is very important when landing jumps, as you want that instant deflection off the water’s surface. The Jazz bounces back up like a skipping stone thrown across the water.
In the nose, the Jazz has an increased rocker, again to aid with deflecting of the surface. But the rails are also more rounded to further help eliminate sticking to the water. Moving down the board toward the tail the rails form an increasingly harder edge. This makes the Jazz feel really soft on landings.
It all starts with the core and every board we make starts with a foam core of our very own 50K closed cell foam. This foam is formalized exclusively for us, 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.
All our foil boards are produced in our 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 we 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. We 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.
Our lamination is completely different as well. We use a vacuum technique developed in house, where we layer all the carbon fiber, and reinforcements on the board dry. Then we 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 our 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.