Got to meet Adrian today and had a look at the new Vanguard... if the wind co-operates while we're both in the same town, I'll be able to demo the goodies too
The new pads and straps are the shiznit.
The pads are big (but the plan is to make a smaller ones next year) so even my US size 13 have plenty of room and rubber under my whole foot - boots won't be a problem.
They're also angled down, so water that sprays the pads will be deflected down - clever!
The super-absorbant material is Poron, and there's a good piece of it under your heels.
Light green stuff is nice and grippy and there's enough width in the whole pads to angle your feet against the straps a la Toby without running out of pad...
The straps look great - they have 5 velcro straps to hold themselves down, so there's multiple ways of getting your foot locked in. Then a cover velcros down to cover the whole deal - looks slick.
... think I might be replacing my other pads n' straps with these very soon
Can't wait for a ride!