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Manuel V
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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby Manuel V » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:24 pm

felixp wrote:Vanguards are on the boat as we type. End of jan early Feb.
Perfection takes time. Perfecting them in FST is what took time.
Getting the magic right and cosmetics was very important.
The real deal will be hitting store's very soon.
Thanks to the guys that have held off and not been sucked in to knock offs.
Regards
Felix


Hi Felix,

Does FW gives a new release date for the Vanguard kite version?

Any one already have the kite version?

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby sckitesurf » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:32 pm

I saw the new Vangaurd kite model the other day. They are shipping now.

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby Manuel V » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:13 am

Nice video of Cynthia Brown :thumb:

http://vimeo.com/89955900

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby windyway » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:40 pm

Once had an old old fish surfboard with a broken nose.
After some glass work it looked just like the Vanguard.
Wish I had a picture of it.....

Don't think I'll ever to be able to find love for the Vanguard.
Its just too ugly and will never look like a real a surfboard.
Thanks, but I'll stay with my amazing 6-0 Quadra5 (Quadraflex)

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby Phil » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:03 pm

Two pre-series sample have landed here…. :D
FVG1.jpg

FVG2.jpg

:thumb:

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby NorCalNomad » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:25 am

windyway wrote:Once had an old old fish surfboard with a broken nose.
After some glass work it looked just like the Vanguard.
Wish I had a picture of it.....

Don't think I'll ever to be able to find love for the Vanguard.
Its just too ugly and will never look like a real a surfboard.
Thanks, but I'll stay with my amazing 6-0 Quadra5 (Quadraflex)


Have you ridden one? The looks are really only a byproduct of the amazing design of, your broken nose board is nothing like a vanguard. Honestly I don't want to go back to my regular boards after ridding multiple MPH boards.

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby omg » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:35 am

Phil, those look great. Can you weigh them please with fins or without? Pretty please :D

Phil wrote:Two pre-series sample have landed here…. :D
FVG1.jpg

:thumb:

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby Phil » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:33 pm

omg wrote:Phil, those look great. Can you weigh them please with fins or without? Pretty please :D

The kite version is not surprisingly heavier than the surf version we had (which is unfortunately dead after several heavy landing/crack/repairs :cry: ).
The 5'2 equipped with fins (quad) and tail pad is around 3,5 kg. The 5'4 should be a tad heavier.
It is an estimation, as I need to use a proper scale to confirm.

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby BudhaNl » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:35 pm

So, have they arrived and are they in stores, or easily ordered, in Europe?

Anyone able to review it as a normal kiter?


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