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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby airsurfer » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:02 pm

Vader vs Vanguard I like both for different conditions. I have 2 Vanguards sizes and one Vader. Love the Vader but if I had to choose just one board for our local conditions it would be a Vanguard.

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby BudhaNl » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:33 am

topmick wrote:OK, sorry didn't mean to offend - I do regret not trying the VG as a quad. This is how I prefer the Vader & makes a huge difference on performance IMO.
Too bad indeed if only for our sake ;)
What conditions do you mainly ride? Vader 5'3 is comparable to Vanguard 5'4 so you had a size too small.

Once I can compare quad & thruster on my 5'2 Vanguard i'll report back. From this thread I gather there's no uniform answer/preference

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby mdksniper » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:11 pm

Thinking about picking up a 5'3" Vader. Am riding a 5'2" Vanguard but want something a little snappier and a little bigger. I feel the Vanguard is slightly small for me at 200 lbs. Or should I just wait until the summer to pick up an Evo on FST construction?

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby Alysum » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:56 pm

Vanguard in Kitesurf construction are becoming very hard to source these days...

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby NorCalNomad » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:18 pm

mdksniper wrote:Thinking about picking up a 5'3" Vader. Am riding a 5'2" Vanguard but want something a little snappier and a little bigger.
Which do you want, snappier or bigger? They are opposites

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby knotwindy » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:46 pm

usually, if you re just talking about the same shape as bigger
but these are different shapes and yes
the bigger Vader is snappier than the smaller Vanguard, to me. YMMV

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby Onda » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:55 am

Absolutely!
I´ve had a 5.2 Vanguard and added a 5.3 Vader. I´m 75 kg / 165 lb.
The larger Vader actually is snappier, more agile and reacts much more sensitive to edging than the smaller Vanguard. Also, turns are much tighter with less effort with the Vader.
The 5.3 Vader feels way, way larger / longer than the 5.2 Vanguard under your feet. It feels as if you could move around on the deck a lot to find various riding positions, whereas on the Vanguard you can ride in any situation in the same position without any movement.
Lowend is comparably worse with the Vader.
Finally, I feel I´ve made the wrong decision, should have chosen the 5.1 Vader instead of the 5.3.

Anyway, I´ll get me that EVO 8)

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby av_dumitrascu » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:49 pm

This is my 5'2" Vanguard, with custom pads...these were at hand, hope they will do the job. Saturday I'll try the board ;)
Thanks Felix Pivec for advise & Kiel Surf Shop/ Eike for the delivery!
P.S. Board came from Germany to Romania in absolutelly best conditions, being packed bullet-proof!
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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby Surf Shop Kiel » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:21 am


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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby Surf Shop Kiel » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:02 pm

Onda wrote:Anyway, I´ll get me that EVO 8)
Will be available in kiteconstruction in september 2016

http://www.surfshop-kiel.de/kiteboardin ... e-evo.html

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