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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:31 pm
by ronnie
I don't see how the T-Rex is a version of the Vanguard. It doesn't seem to have the concaves or channels that seem to be an integral part of the Vanguard shape.

Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:44 pm
by felixp
BudhaNl wrote:Thanks Felix! Now to choose between Hellfire 5'6 or Vanguard 5'4... Any great early adopter deals available for the Vanguard ;) ;) ?
For now I would go with the kite Version of the Hellfire 5'6, great board and it will last.

Can't really guarantee how long the rapid fire surf construction vanguards will hold up.

Mine are still going but I really nurse them.

Once the real deal comes out you will be stoked...

Awesome things in the Works.

Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:10 pm
by omg
Phil,

How is the weight of the TREX you have? I d really appreciate if you could weight it, please please :thumb:

How is the weight of trex compared to the vanguard you had?

Any other input greatly appreciated! Is the board good for 20 knots plus winds?

Thanks and good winds!

Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:48 pm
by Phil
omg wrote:Phil,
How is the weight of the TREX you have? I d really appreciate if you could weight it, please please :thumb:
How is the weight of trex compared to the vanguard you had?
The T-Rex I tested was a demo one from the importer. I would estimate the weight at around 3,5kg.
The Vanguard was a surf version at 2,9kg... but the board has suffered from jumps abuse and needs now to be repaired and reinforced by a surf shaper (we have not been very good at caring the baby :nono: ).
omg wrote:Any other input greatly appreciated! Is the board good for 20 knots plus winds?
Thanks and good winds!
Look at the SS clip concerning the T-Rex:
http://vimeo.com/68453866
:cool2:

Phil
Have Fun & Ride Safe

Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:46 pm
by TomW
felixp wrote:
BudhaNl wrote:Thanks Felix! Now to choose between Hellfire 5'6 or Vanguard 5'4... Any great early adopter deals available for the Vanguard ;) ;) ?
For now I would go with the kite Version of the Hellfire 5'6, great board and it will last.

Can't really guarantee how long the rapid fire surf construction vanguards will hold up.

Mine are still going but I really nurse them.

Once the real deal comes out you will be stoked...

Awesome things in the Works.
Just start making them and I'll buy one. Been looking to move On from my 5-8 thruster that ive been On 3 years.

Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:54 am
by sckitesurf
I've been riding the Vanguard 5'2" for two months and 5'6 for another couple months before that. 165lb at 5'9". As stated before the 5'6" or larger sizes have a lot of foam. Great for surfing waves with some push or kiting really light wind. But ultimately found the 5'2" to be the magic board for all conditions. As Felix mentioned it sits a little lower in the water but still will get planing and just wants to move forward in light winds. You can bury the nose and it will pop back out due to the nose contour. For fun I threw my 210lb friend on the 5'2" assuming he would sink it. He had absolutely no problem on that size (amazing) and put an order in for one the same day. In terms of comparing to the T-rex, there really is no comparison. It's the shape, bottom contours, rail line AND build process that make the board what it is. Not just lopping off the nose of a traditional board. Do the research. Here's some basic info on Daniel Thompson and his concepts. http://www.surfersjournal.com/issues/22 ... eed-of-phi. But to better understand the Modern Planing Hull, pickup a copy of the Surfers Journal Volume 22 NO 2 Spring 13' http://www.surfersjournal.com/pdf_artic ... ard-kenvin and read why Tomo's design by Firewire are anything but a surfboard with a chopped off nose.

Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:04 pm
by rebeliousone
What about the firewire boards for kiting in Timbertek? Super light, strong and sustainable.

Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:16 pm
by Phil
rebeliousone wrote:What about the firewire boards for kiting in Timbertek? Super light, strong and sustainable.
Timbertek for kiting boards? They are working on it.... at least for the Vanguard :thumb:
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Source:
https://www.facebook.com/firewirekitesurf
Check the comments on may 2 and may 4

Phil
Have Fun & Ride Safe

Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:36 am
by BudhaNl
Phil wrote:
rebeliousone wrote:What about the firewire boards for kiting in Timbertek? Super light, strong and sustainable.
Timbertek for kiting boards? They are working on it.... at least for the Vanguard

https://www.facebook.com/firewirekitesurf
Check the comments on may 2 and may 4

Phil
Have Fun & Ride Safe
I'll take that one please. With inserts preferably.

When & where do I pre-order (seriously!)?

Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:29 am
by ronnie