Yo JGTR ,
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to test a Vanguard and a week or two later I put in an order.
I have been riding a different brands board and upgraded the same model every year for the last three years, before that my quiver was made out of about 3 different twintips so I have what to compare it to.
I am very happy with my Vanguard and recommend it to any TT lover or at least recommend to test one.
BTW we are about the same weight