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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:58 am 
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Does anyone know where to buy the FireWire vanguard kitesurf version in Germany or Europe?

what's the price?

thanks,
Eloico.


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:45 pm 
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eloico wrote:
Does anyone know where to buy the FireWire vanguard kitesurf version in Germany or Europe?

what's the price?

thanks,
Eloico.



I bought mine in Belgium, local kiteshop. (icarus kiteshop)
He only had 2 boards, seems like they are hard to get 4 the moment.
Price 850 euro
Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:11 pm 
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eloico wrote:
Does anyone know where to buy the FireWire vanguard kitesurf version in Germany or Europe?

what's the price?

thanks,
Eloico.


You may try here:
http://www.thecornershop.fr/85-03surfs


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:41 pm 
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lezo wrote:
eloico wrote:
Does anyone know where to buy the FireWire vanguard kitesurf version in Germany or Europe?
what's the price?
thanks,
Eloico.
You may try here:
http://www.thecornershop.fr/85-03surfs

You're right… they have the 4 sizes in stock (5'0, 5'2, 5'4, 5'6) :thumb:

Phil
Have Fun & Ride Safe


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:44 pm 
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Hi everybody.

I 've tried today 5'4 VG in 25 knots, onshore conditions (mainly in gran canaria) and 5 m North Neo 2014. My weight is 73 kilos (161lb), and 1.77 tall.

I really loved it, but talking to some friends who has tried it, told me i should buy 5'2 better. Even a friend of mine who tried it after me, and he weights 90 kilos, told me he would pick up 5´2.

The thing is that i' m slowing in gybing, and learning to tacking, and even in surfing, use to leave the weight to back so the board slow down. But with the vanguard never of this things happened.

Have anybody tried 5'2 and 5´4 and noticed too much diference (3 liters). What do you recomend me to do? i will use it with 14 to 30 knots, but mainly 15-23 knots.

thanks for your answers


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:58 pm 
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I tried a 5ft2 Vanguard. I am 6ft2, 185 lbs. It didn't feel too small to me, although it might be tempting to go to the 5ft4 at my size. For your size, I would think the 5ft2 would be better.


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:11 am 
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risuguay wrote:
Hi everybody.

I 've tried today 5'4 VG in 25 knots, onshore conditions (mainly in gran canaria) and 5 m North Neo 2014. My weight is 73 kilos (161lb), and 1.77 tall.

I really loved it, but talking to some friends who has tried it, told me i should buy 5'2 better. Even a friend of mine who tried it after me, and he weights 90 kilos, told me he would pick up 5´2.

The thing is that i' m slowing in gybing, and learning to tacking, and even in surfing, use to leave the weight to back so the board slow down. But with the vanguard never of this things happened.

Have anybody tried 5'2 and 5´4 and noticed too much diference (3 liters). What do you recomend me to do? i will use it with 14 to 30 knots, but mainly 15-23 knots.

thanks for your answers


By the way, after triying the VG, I changed board with a friend and tried a Slingshot T-rex 5`4. Nothing to compare. It was like riding a surfboard (VG) and an Iron Board or a door(t-rex) only the nose was similar...


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:35 am 
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I wonder if Firewire will ever offer the Vanguard with inserts. It's nice to have them there for certain conditions even if you don't need them most of the time.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:16 am 
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Slappysan wrote:
I wonder if Firewire will ever offer the Vanguard with inserts. It's nice to have them there for certain conditions even if you don't need them most of the time.

I haven't tried the vanguard in bigger waves, so I can't say for sure, but I think I would want a different board for that. I would think there's just too much width in the tail and not enough rocker.


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 Post subject: Re: FireWire vanguard ?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:26 am 
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Slappysan wrote:
I wonder if Firewire will ever offer the Vanguard with inserts. It's nice to have them there for certain conditions even if you don't need them most of the time.


I just made my own (pix to come) , and I use stick on strap pads. Works absolutely awesome.
But mine is a 3 stringer with carbon kevlar deck and a slightly diff fin layout. Still 5 fin, but ride it. so far, with 4.
It's a "5.4" , US Blanks, Carbon Kevlar (red), Shaped by Stacy (More images to come)
And yes, with straps ...works ,... sick actually
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