Yesterdag my first session with the vanguard 5'4. fins set up : quad
Straigth onshore 15-17 knots.
flew it with my 12m because i saw that most with a 9 and 10m did not get upwind deeper in sea.
So they all were getting in eachothers way.
For me it was no problem to go upwind.
Actually my 9m would also worked but once youre on the water with the vangaurd, you do not want to loose time changing kites
I'm so stoked about the board, it's everything you need in a waveboard.
Fast, stable, playfull. quick in turns. gives you such a good surf in the wave.
Sometimes i really was forgetting about the kite when i was down the line in the wave.
This is the board to go, i never want anything else anymore!
Vanguard all the way!!