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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby alamos_kiter » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:50 am

mede wrote:...You have a good point here. When I wipe out, I turn the the head away, and bring up one arm/ellbow for protection. ..
I'm practicing Karate for quite some years, and when I wipe out, I only have to keep my eyes on the board. Those Karate defense reflexes also work in the water and against boards. Funny to see your body acting on its own.

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby foilholio » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:14 am

Mede

Yes pushing the bar away is very important too, long throw bar helps. I have been tangled quite a few times neck/head, hook, harness, wrist, but by far the scariest was getting dragged by my ankle, that one I thought was game over. At the first break both hands went in to get that line off irrespective of losing fingers. The one around my neck was a close call it pulled tight and off as I pushed it to the tops of my ears. There is definitely an extreme element to kiting in waves.

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby irwe » Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:57 pm

And now back on topic.

I use this Liquid Force bag for my 5.4 Vanguard. The board just fits and I can put some padding at the ends for extra protection.
In Canadian airports I have no problems at Check-in.
In Maui the attendant pulls out his tape measure and says I am 1.5 inches over the limit!!!!
But since I was travelling Business class he said he would just give me a warning and put the bag through.
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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby BudhaNl » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:30 am

iblocalsurfer wrote:You can buy 2 quad trailer fins only. Scroll down on this link. And, as NorCal already pointed out, match the ride number to what kind of feel you are looking for.
https://futuresfins.com/en-us/ride-number/feel
Thanks but I'm approaching this from a quad setup, not a thruster! I've found a source for a single YU center fin in the US, but shipping is more than the fin itself :o . So I keep looking in the EU for the moment.

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby topmick » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:17 am

46 pages on the Vanguard !!?

Guys, the Vanguard was yesterday - the Vader is now & the Evo is tomorrow.....personally I was not impressed by the Vanguard (i owned the 5'2) but the Vader is another story. :thumb:

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby Alysum » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:34 pm

Heard that Firewire is no longer producing the VG in kite construction, instead focusing on the VD. Is this true?

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby BudhaNl » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:38 pm

No, as confirmed by Felix Pivec.

@topmuck too bad it didn't work for you, fortunately it does for others. Haven't been on the Vader & I think Evo's not available yet in Kite construction?

Btw you had issues with the Vanguard lowend, iirc? Did you size up on Vader?

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby topmick » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:48 pm

Yes, got the 5'3 - so can paddle surf it also.
I heard June/July for the Evo.

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby mede » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:29 am

topmick wrote:46 pages on the Vanguard !!?

Guys, the Vanguard was yesterday - the Vader is now & the Evo is tomorrow.
You should diffentiate more :roll: , the suitability of a board is very much depending on the spot where you use it, and your skill level.

Maybe in YOUR conditions, YOU prefer the vader or the evo.

I can't judge the Evo, but between VD and VG, I prefer the Vanguard in our conditions, as it is the more efficient board, so I get more waves/session.

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Re: FireWire vanguard ?

Postby topmick » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:48 am

OK, sorry didn't mean to offend - I do regret not trying the VG as a quad. This is how I prefer the Vader & makes a huge difference on performance IMO.


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