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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:44 am 
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The 6' 6" windsurf version seems to work too.



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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:03 pm 
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For the European shores the first batch will be arriving in May and RRP will be in the region of
€849.


Too bad they continue this distribution policy.
That is about 30% more expensive than in the US, even if you factor in taxes.

And compared to what you really pay for boards of other brands in a local shop here in Germany, you will come out about 60-70% more expensive than the competition.
Guess it will stay at about 0% market share here.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:04 pm 
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felixp wrote:
For the European shores the first batch will be arriving in May and RRP will be in the region of
€849.


Too bad they continue this distribution policy.
That is about 30% more expensive than in the US, even if you factor in taxes.

And compared to what you really pay for boards of other brands in a local shop here in Germany, you will come out about 60-70% more expensive than the competition.
Guess it will stay at about 0% market share here.

Could be worse - you could live in Japan and things could be up to 100% more expensive :(


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:03 pm 
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dollar is about 20% deflated against the Euro and americans have adjusted margins to fit market.
Euro is strong and we are used to paying more.


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:46 am 
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TomW wrote:
dollar is about 20% deflated against the Euro and americans have adjusted margins to fit market.
Euro is strong and we are used to paying more.


Maybe in Sweden you are ;)
The US/EUR rate is pretty much where it always has been the last 5 years - http://de.finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=EURU ... z=l&q=l&c=

Its really none of my business.
They can try and sell them for as much as they want.

But in Germany they will not sell many this way.
And we could use more variety :)

Maybe other markets in Europe are different...


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:01 pm 
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Agree they are expensive. My regional shop told me they will be 850 €
Still thinking of getting a 5'4" surf version from england for 700€ and putting some glass on the deck. Have the materials...but end up being just as expensive.
If I had a trip to US I could get one there....
Japan I visit regularly, bikes are cheap, boards not.


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:30 pm 
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sckitesurf wrote:
I'm around 165lbs and the 5'0" is my daily ride. I've done the 5'6" (way to much board for my weight), the 5'2" and now the 5'0" and could probably go a tad smaller in high wind.
I ordered the Vanguard Kite in the 5'2 size. I'm 150lbs (68kgs). After seeing what you posted above, I'm wondering if I should get the 5'0 size instead. I'm mainly using it for small coastal waves and river swell waves (waist to shoulder high waves). I also plan to do some strapless freestyle with it. Can anyone confirm if the 5'0 would be the better choice for my weight and riding type? Felix would you know?


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:30 am 
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$ 500 is the limit I will spend on a board that will break eventually anyway. Guess I'll stick to surftech. Tuflites are stronger than FireWire anyways. :bye:


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:03 pm 
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Bob Marley wrote:
$ 500 is the limit I will spend on a board that will break eventually anyway. Guess I'll stick to surftech. Tuflites are stronger than FireWire anyways. :bye:


If you like the Surftech price point (I know I do), try and get a Surftech with the UltraFLX construction. IMO a much better feel than the Tuflites and I picked up a brand new board (no fins) for $299 from Real.


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:38 pm 
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I like the strength of the tuflites for jumping. I just got a webber afterburner tuflite. Perfect kite board. :kiff:


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