APS (Technology added Pre-stress)

APS (Technology added Pre-stress) APS (Technology added Pre-stress)

Pre-Stressing means the intentional creation of initial tension in a structure for the purpose of improving its strength properties. In kiteboarding, Pre-Stress allows the board to be loaded with energy during production. Storing the energy inside the board makes it a bit stiffer and much more torsion resistant, which results in astonishing pop. Pre-Stress technology also allows us to build thinner and lighter boards which are actually more durable.


Why APS?

We have tested two boards of an identical shape, size and bottom shape. One of these is equipped with the APS system, while the second’s construction is based on a milled core and form.


What do we get?

APS improves torsion by 35 percent which translates into:

- Better pop

- Better upwind performance

- Great rocker-line grip


Thanks to energy stored in the board structure, APS gives:

- Better pop

- Better responsiveness


APS improves durability by 10 percent, owing to which:

- The board is lighter

- The board is thinner yet with the same durability

- The construction materials (including wood) are less prone to wear