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DESCRIPTION The Modern Planing Hull represents a radical change in the approach to high performance surfboard design and the Vanguard model is the result of precise mathematical formulas and geome...
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$1,125.00
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DESCRIPTION


The Modern Planing Hull represents a radical change in the approach to high performance surfboard design and the Vanguard model is the result of precise mathematical formulas and geometry. The hydrodynamic architecture of the Vanguard opens the door to a fresh approach to surfboard design and the art of riding waves. Inspired by the incredible feats of athleticism exhibited by today's top professional surfers, Tomo (Daniel Thomson) has created a design that further helps 21st century surfers expand their abilities. Higher degrees of speed, electric wave attack and radical aerial potential are all possible with this highly tuned machine.

Template: The outline of the Vanguard is the foundation and driving force of this highly innovative surfboard. Ultra parallel lines allow the design to be ridden smaller and narrower than previously considered functional. This is achieved by maintaining ideal rider volume with balanced foam distribution. The parallel outline reduces drag, thus increasing dynamic planing lift yielding more speed via less water resistance.

Nose Profile: The unique diamond nose profile significantly reduces swing weight while still providing a central control point. Further, the diamond nose is blunt and safe. The rider is encouraged to push the limits of personal performance and have fun. The nose area features a complex contour to reduce the rate of pearling by creating controlled aerodynamic lift. As the rider gains speed he/she will notice the nose contour channeling wind resistance, which in turn, lifts the nose upward. This feature is also very beneficial to a surfer with a developed aerial repertoire. When engaged in on-wave maneuvers, the instant the nose engages the water, the nose contour helps pop the nose out of a pearl. This adds a tremendous element of control when riding backward out of radical maneuver.

Tail Profile: The unique twin diamond tail profile provides excellent directional control and very low drag. The technical bottom contour, which utilizes a channel/concave combo, helps to maximize speed and control through sharp directional changes.

The Ride: The rider will experience exceptional freedom and planing speed right from 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 geared for high performances shredding, the Vanguard is surprisingly easy to ride for a wide range of surfing abilities. It has a very stable nature, naturally fast with and a very efficient wave catching ability.

DIMENSIONS

LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS TAILS VOLUME
4'8 16" 1 3/4 DIAMOND 15.5 ltr
4'10 16 1/2" 1 7/8" DIAMOND 17.8 ltr
5'0 17" 2" DIAMOND 20.2 ltr
5'1 17 1/4" 2 3/16" DIAMOND 22.8 ltr
5'2 17 1/2" 2 1/8" DIAMOND 22.9 ltr
5'3 17 3/4" 2 5/16" DIAMOND 25.7 ltr
5'4 18" 2 1/4" DIAMOND 25.9 ltr
5'5 18 1/4" 2 7/16" DIAMOND 28.9 ltr
5'6 18 1/2" 2 3/8" DIAMOND 28.8 ltr
5'7 18 3/4" 2 9/16" DIAMOND 32.0 ltr
5'8 19" 2 1/2" DIAMOND 32.2 ltr
5'9 19 1/4" 2 11/16" DIAMOND 35.6 ltr
5'10 19 1/2" 2 5/8" DIAMOND 35.7 ltr
5'11 19 3/4" 2 13/16" DIAMOND 39.4 ltr
6'0 20" 2 3/4" DIAMOND 39.5 ltr
6'2 20 1/2" 2 7/8" DIAMOND 43.5 ltr

DESCRIPTION


The Modern Planing Hull represents a radical change in the approach to high performance surfboard design and the Vanguard model is the result of precise mathematical formulas and geometry. The hydrodynamic architecture of the Vanguard opens the door to a fresh approach to surfboard design and the art of riding waves. Inspired by the incredible feats of athleticism exhibited by today's top professional surfers, Tomo (Daniel Thomson) has created a design that further helps 21st century surfers expand their abilities. Higher degrees of speed, electric wave attack and radical aerial potential are all possible with this highly tuned machine.

Template: The outline of the Vanguard is the foundation and driving force of this highly innovative surfboard. Ultra parallel lines allow the design to be ridden smaller and narrower than previously considered functional. This is achieved by maintaining ideal rider volume with balanced foam distribution. The parallel outline reduces drag, thus increasing dynamic planing lift yielding more speed via less water resistance.

Nose Profile: The unique diamond nose profile significantly reduces swing weight while still providing a central control point. Further, the diamond nose is blunt and safe. The rider is encouraged to push the limits of personal performance and have fun. The nose area features a complex contour to reduce the rate of pearling by creating controlled aerodynamic lift. As the rider gains speed he/she will notice the nose contour channeling wind resistance, which in turn, lifts the nose upward. This feature is also very beneficial to a surfer with a developed aerial repertoire. When engaged in on-wave maneuvers, the instant the nose engages the water, the nose contour helps pop the nose out of a pearl. This adds a tremendous element of control when riding backward out of radical maneuver.

Tail Profile: The unique twin diamond tail profile provides excellent directional control and very low drag. The technical bottom contour, which utilizes a channel/concave combo, helps to maximize speed and control through sharp directional changes.

The Ride: The rider will experience exceptional freedom and planing speed right from 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 geared for high performances shredding, the Vanguard is surprisingly easy to ride for a wide range of surfing abilities. It has a very stable nature, naturally fast with and a very efficient wave catching ability.

DIMENSIONS

LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS TAILS VOLUME
4'8 16" 1 3/4 DIAMOND 15.5 ltr
4'10 16 1/2" 1 7/8" DIAMOND 17.8 ltr
5'0 17" 2" DIAMOND 20.2 ltr
5'1 17 1/4" 2 3/16" DIAMOND 22.8 ltr
5'2 17 1/2" 2 1/8" DIAMOND 22.9 ltr
5'3 17 3/4" 2 5/16" DIAMOND 25.7 ltr
5'4 18" 2 1/4" DIAMOND 25.9 ltr
5'5 18 1/4" 2 7/16" DIAMOND 28.9 ltr
5'6 18 1/2" 2 3/8" DIAMOND 28.8 ltr
5'7 18 3/4" 2 9/16" DIAMOND 32.0 ltr
5'8 19" 2 1/2" DIAMOND 32.2 ltr
5'9 19 1/4" 2 11/16" DIAMOND 35.6 ltr
5'10 19 1/2" 2 5/8" DIAMOND 35.7 ltr
5'11 19 3/4" 2 13/16" DIAMOND 39.4 ltr
6'0 20" 2 3/4" DIAMOND 39.5 ltr
6'2 20 1/2" 2 7/8" DIAMOND 43.5 ltr

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

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