A Retrospective Appraisal
The Firewire Vanguard, a game changer.
The Vanguard is a diamond nosed modern planing hull (MPH) designed, pioneered and refined by Daniel”Tomo”Thomson. The distinctive ultra parallel (straighter) lines running nose to tail allow the board to be ridden smaller and narrower than previously considered functional. The parallel outline reduces drag, increases planing lift giving more speed. The rectangular nature of the board makes it stable and the narrow central wide point will allow for fast rail to rail transitions. Add multiple concave bottom contours for added lift through flat sections of a wave and the end result is a design that is fast, responsive and easy to control.
But don’t just take our word for it, why not come in and try our demo board and experience the difference. Over the last few years the Vanguard has been superseded by the Nano, Evo and Vader, but it remains the foundation and blueprint for all those later models.Share on Facebook