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Re: Anyone riding really small surfboards?

Postby L0KI » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:50 pm

What is RRD calling those?......The Vanguardo? :lol:

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Re: Anyone riding really small surfboards?

Postby Rotule » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:07 pm

FredBGG wrote: The vanguard looks interesting, but it is essentially a 5'10 or slightly longer board, but with the nose cut off. I've ridden something similar, but did not like it when blasting through white water on the lip or parting kelp. Also prefer a pointed nose with that little bit of extra margin when going vertical down a face..... mostly by mistake :oops:

How does the Vanguard handle that sort of trouble without the extra nose area in your opinion.
The VG is everything BUT what you described there, is more than just a cutted nose (notice that the copied version are mostly this thou). One must look at the bottom contour as well, not only the outline of a board!

there is a funny triple concave with pointy bits at the nose ant to be honest I feel it pretty much like a full-nosed surfboard. This board is very well fine-tuned and it looks like tomo found a way around the downsides for wide tails and nose and kept only the advantages! The flex of the board is also incredible.

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Re: Anyone riding really small surfboards?

Postby bobbi o » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:42 pm

The Vajazzalle I think !

This one is my fav of the line-up

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Re: Anyone riding really small surfboards?

Postby TomW » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:09 pm

Fred,
I'm 80 kg and 178 cm with 17-12-9-7 kites and ride choppy and windwaves up to 2m. In those windwaves it is most insanely choppy, 5 sec period madness. 3x worse than 3m waves at Big Bay, Cape town. ( I was there once).

For 3 years I rode Slingshot celeritas 5-8. Then bought 5-0 space pickle. It is way, way more fun. Its like goind from downhill racing ski to modern short carving ski. SP is super slashy, turny and great for little small airs. Its better in light wind, a bit more bouncy in higher winds and chop, but still easy to handle and more rock n roll.
Ride it strapless, but put on straps 3 sessions ago and find it really fun.
Celeritas is stored away now.

I was thinking of getting a vangard, waited, waited, waited..... Then 750 €....
Maybe its good, id love to try one. But that price, the wait.

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Re: Anyone riding really small surfboards?

Postby Phil » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:33 pm

bobbi o wrote:This one is my fav of the line-up
This is the RRD MiniMaxi-K
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Re: Anyone riding really small surfboards?

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:20 am

This pet mice rides a real small surfboard

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/06/ ... 34x423.jpg

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Re: Anyone riding really small surfboards?

Postby FredBGG » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:45 am

Oldnbroken wrote:What is RRD calling those?......The Vanguardo? :lol:
The vanguard is nothing new.... I've seen ill sorts of boards with that outline.

Back in 2005 or there about I saw a guy riding a vanguard like surfboard with a kite.
He had a more elaborate channeling in the hull to.

RRD is just taking inspiration form other older boards too.

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Re: Anyone riding really small surfboards?

Postby FredBGG » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:49 am

Here is a nice video. Flysurfer Pulse 2 launch video with some nice footage of the Spleene Zone 159 small directional

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Re: Anyone riding really small surfboards?

Postby FredBGG » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:56 am

ronnie wrote:Still the best illustration I have seen of riding a small (4' 8") kite surfboard in waves.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgzvna ... erde_sport

Nice.

Pete Trow is an really good rider too. Great guy. I got in trouble during my early kiting days at Jalama with a wonky kite.
He appeared out of no where and got me and the gear back to shore. The wind had gone ballistic and he just looked like he was Jesus walking on water.

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Re: Anyone riding really small surfboards?

Postby tautologies » Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:03 pm

Phil wrote:
bobbi o wrote:This one is my fav of the line-up
This is the RRD MiniMaxi-K
MiniMaxi-K.jpg
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Damn that board looks sweet. If they had only kept the classic mini-simmons tail.


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