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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby Flyfish » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:22 am

this question may have been asked, but how do they handle in big surf? say around double overhead?

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby Bushflyr » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:03 am

Flyfish wrote:this question may have been asked, but how do they handle in big surf? say around double overhead?


The question has been asked. And answered. How good are you?

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby felixp » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:40 am

The question is how many people really go out and hit the lip in double over head surf?
I only know a hand full of pros that will go for the cake when its 15-18ft.
8-10 ft still no problem for the VG.
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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby tautologies » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:38 am

felixp wrote:The question is how many people really go out and hit the lip in double over head surf?
I only know a hand full of pros that will go for the cake when its 15-18ft.
8-10 ft still no problem for the VG.
Regards
Felix



haha so right. I really think it depends on where. Having been out at BackY it was way the hell too fast for me at 2xwaves...east side...at even way bigger not a problem as long as you don't get dumped on the inside reef.

In general shallow spots at 2x is generally gnarly if it can hold it...deeper not a huge issue...which should really make the VG hold good size :-)

I love the fact the VG shapes are getting traction..means that people dont have to turn a whole boat to turn..yet have some float for the lower speed sections.

:-)

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby mr moon » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:41 pm

felixp wrote:

Wind conditions 13-14 knots side shore.

Here you will see in the footage that the VG can excel in waves over 5ft.
It takes you thru sections with out having to use the power of the kite so much.
Notice the amount of distance the is covered with the kite just Drifting.
Hitting the lip with board momentum - Hardly any kite use just a stability and drift coming into play.
There are no hook ups on big white water climbs.
This board truly thrives in variety of conditions.

Taking to the air the boards Swing weight is amazing as the nose and tail are balanced in area allowing the wind grab evenly.


Good points Felix.

> Yes I have noticed the amount of distance covered while the kite was drifting, and the speed too :cool2:

> Good rip with board momentum

> Big white water climbs must be fun with this weapon!

...now just need to improve my kites for the job and pick up a nice right-handed break for my next trip :wink:

cheers buddy

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby felixp » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:51 pm

Sometimes Visual education is the best source.
The More you break it down - The more you learn.
The Best tools for theJob make the job a whole lot easier.
Enjoy.

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby felixp » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:07 am

Little more insight on the real thing.

Credit given where it is deserved.

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/shapi ... on_108044/

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby CRD » Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:34 pm

I ordered the 5'6" kitesurf version, i plan on surfing and kitesurfing with it.

Is there any more recent videos of Felix surfing it or any board for that matter? Wish i could rip the top off a wave that hard.

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby mr moon » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:48 pm

Visual education is definitely easier in our game.. good insight from Daniel!

Can't wait to get my feet on one of these 8)

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby FredBGG » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:52 pm

North Freestyle Fish 2008

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