WMFG wrote:Good comparison of the Vader and Vanguard (featuring some nice WMFG Traction I might add) here:
Matt seems to riding both boards a bigger than what most recommend for kiting.
In the video he said the VG goes upwind better and is smoother in chop than the Vader.
This is relative to the VG, but not having rode either board how does the Vader compare to a traditional kite surfboard? ... Like a (2010) Naish Global, an (2013) Airush Cypher, North Whip (pre Vanguard copy).
I'm considering either the VG or the Vader, but without a demo choosing between a model and size feels like throwing darts at a board -
I'm 160 lbs / 72 kg
Vanguard 5'2 or 5'0
Vader 5'1 or 4'10 (Here from some the 5'1 can be big? for someone my weight)
I'm finding a way to demo at least one model. This makes the most sense.