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Firewire FST Vanguard Surfboard 5ft 3 FCS - White

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Firewire FST Vanguard Surfboard 5ft 3 FCS - White
Firewire FST Vanguard Surfboard 5ft 3 FCS - White Firewire FST Vanguard Surfboard 5ft 3 FCS - White



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1 Customer Reviews - Read Them (1)

5 out of 5 stars

Fast and snappy in weaker smaller waves but still good in the solid stuff

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  • Name The Firewire FST Vanguard 5ft 3
  • Ability Intermediate/Advanced
  • Volume 25.7 lts
  • Conditions Anything from waist high to overhead waves
  • Construction Fibreglass and Epoxy with Balsa Rails and EPS foam
  • Dimensions 5ft 3 x 17.75 x 2.312
  • Fin System FCS Five Fin
  • Fins included No

Product Details

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.

Boardshop is stoked to be a key partner for Firewire surfboards across Europe and beyond, we've been with them since the very start.
Firewire surfboards are more durable than other surfboard manufacturing processes, and for 90% of surfers they will improve your surfing. Firewire is pushing the limits of applying new technology and innovation to surfboard design and always has an eye on the environmental impact of what they do, they truly are different to the other board companies out there.
Firewire have come a long way since the early boards and the range of shapes and tech just gets better and better. A big chunk of the boards in the range are perfectly suited to the waves that 90% of us surf on a regular basis so if you haven't already, give them a try. The staff here have surfed pretty much every board in the Firewire range at some time or another and we speak to surfers from all over the world and get their feedback on how the boards perform in all sorts of conditions so we're well placed to talk about all aspects of Firewire surfboards.

We're happy to consider trading in your old board against a new Firewire, so If you have any questions about this we'd be delighted to answer them and advise on any potential board choices or enquiries you might have, just drop us an email to info@boardshop.co.uk or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250.

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Overall Customer Rating

1 Customer Reviews - Read Them (1)

5 out of 5 stars

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

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Delivery Options for Firewire FST Vanguard Surfboard 5ft 3 FCS - White

Next Working Day UK Mainland only
Saturday Delivery UK only if ordered before 2PM mon-fri
Two Working Day Delivery UK Highlands & Islands (inc Channel Islands)
Approx 2-5 working days European Delivery

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