Firewire FST Vanguard

Estimated Dispatch:
Wed 7th Oct
  • £589.00
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  • Name - The Firewire FST Vanguard 5ft 10
  • Ability - Intermediate/Advanced
  • Volume - 35.7 lts
  • Conditions - Anything from waist high to overhead waves
  • Construction - Fibreglass and Epoxy with Balsa Rails and EPS foam
  • Dimensions - 5ft 10 x 19.5 x 2.625
  • Fin System - FCS 5 Fin
  • Fins not included


The Firewire FST Vanguard. The MPH (Modern Planing Hull) represents a cutting edge change in the approach to high performance surfboard design, and the Vanguard model is the result of precise mathematical equations and geometry. The hydrodynamic makeup of the Vanguard opens the door to a boxfresh approach to surfboard design and the art of wave sliding. Inspired by the ridiculous feats of athleticism exhibited by today's top professional surfers, Daniel 'Tomo' Thomson has created a board that equips 21st century surfers with the tools to expand their abilities. Higher speeds, radical wave attack and huge aerial potential are all possible with this highly tuned machine.

Template: The outline of the Vanguard is the key to this highly innovative surfboard. Ultra parallel lines allow the board to be ridden smaller and narrower than previously thought useable. This is achieved by maintaining the correct rider volume with well distributed foam. The parallel outline reduces drag, thus increasing dynamic planing lift yielding more speed via less water resistance.

Nose Profile: The unique diamond nose significantly reduces 'swing weight' while still providing that central control point. The diamond nose is also blunt and safe, encouraging the rider to push the limits of personal performance and have fun. The nose features a contour to reduce the rate of pearling by creating aerodynamic lift. As the rider gains speed he/she will notice the nose channelling wind resistance, which in turn, lifts the nose upward. This feature is also very beneficial to the surfer with an aerial repertoire, and adds a tremendous element of control when riding backward out of radical manoeuvre.

Tail Profile: The radical twin diamond tail gives excellent directional control and extremely low drag. The technical channelled bottom contour helps to maximize speed and control through sharp directional changes.

The rider will experience total freedom and planing speed right form the get go. The very short nature of the design allows the rider to completely dominate the board. The straightened rail line will allow for effortless and precise turns and direct transitions.

Although aimed at high performance shredding, the Vanguard is a surprisingly easy ride for a wide range of surfers and abilities. It's super stable, naturally fast with very efficient wave catching ability!

The rapid response flex memory in the Future Shapes Technology used in these boards yields great speed through the turns whilst the parabolic rail configuration guarantees 100% return memory for years.



Customer Reviews

Brilliant, buy one. it looks strange but rides and paddles amazingly. Once you get you head around the shape you'll fly.

Mark b (Board size: 6ft 0)

Great fun to ride, stable through jibes, tacks but super responsive on a wave. Board feels solid, three kite sessions in and no heel dents or dings.

Gareth (Board size: 5ft 0)
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Delivery options for Firewire FST Vanguard
  • UK Mainland only Next Working Day £9.99
  • UK only if ordered before 2PM mon-fri Saturday Delivery £29.99
  • UK Highlands & Islands (inc Channel Islands) Two Working Day Delivery £30.00
  • Northern/Republic of Ireland Next Working Day £34.99
  • European Delivery Approx 2-5 working days £44.99
  • Worldwide Delivery Approx 5-10 working days £200.00
  • Canary Islands, Australia, USAApprox 5-10 Working DaysPlease contact us for a delivery cost quotation. Thanks for asking a question

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