Appletree’s brand new creation the Apple Skipper Prone foil board is here. The Skipper Prone was designed with even more performance in mind. With its clean look, added nose rocker, redesigned bottom concave, pulled-in tail and Appletree’s very own new longer foil track – this board ticks all the boxes!
Other sizes are available as custom orders.
High-performance prone foil board!
The high-performance Apple Skipper Prone Foil Board is thinner, stiffer, and more connected.
Surf foiling rapidly evolves and so should your equipment. Advanced riders in our pro and ambassador team were ready for the next step in performance so we designed the Apple Skipper prone.
The Skipper concept revolves around a new hull concept. The boards are thin throughout, giving a connected feel to the foil. Under the front foot, the bottom features a unique “bulge” that actually sits slightly lower than the foil box. This bulge displaces water upon touchdown and it makes the board “skip” back up. Ideal for foam bashes and more radical foil surfing. The Skipper prone features grab rails in the nose area, these really help holding on to the board when duck diving.
Tight turns in the pocket
The outline of the board is much narrower than the other surf foil boards we make. Perfect for tight turns in the pocket and harder carves without the risk of the rail touching the water and slowing you down. Finally, the foil boxes are placed slightly forward and they feature the all-new Appletree long boxes for more foil placement flexibility.
Stick your landings
There is also more rocker in the board’s bottom while keeping the deck as flat as possible. This helps sticking landings and it forces the board up when paddling in. You do lose a bit of early planing, but this is a board for experienced riders, who should be fine with a little less volume and paddle power.
Lighter and advanced riders
The line up in the Skipper prone is compact throughout. Starting at a 4’5” in 28L. Ideal for lighter and advanced riders. Sizes up do not go up much in length, but more in thickness to gain volume. Stock sizes are 28L, 34L and 40L.
The skipper prone comes as “board only”. Inserts and pads are available as custom options.
Dylan Winchman on the Skipper Prone 28L: “Being much thinner than the other models, the connection to the foil is much more direct. I really like the outline, being narrower and having a more pulled in tail allows you to turn that much harder, without having to worry about a wide tail catching on the water.” “I also really like the rocker in the nose, while keeping the rest of the board flat. This means you will still be standing parallel to your foil but be less likely to have the nose catch on the water when touching down. I think all surf foil boards will start to look more and more like this model.”
The Skipper is available in the following dimensions