Firewire Vanguard - Shred Show ep. #29: Tomo Vanguard Surfboard by Firewire
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There's more to Shred Show than just surfboards - Watch me break some rules, lose my GoPro, and go snowboarding here: http://bit.ly/1PYdaHb To get more than just what's on YouTube, sign up here: http://bit.ly/JoinShredNation Despite how intriguing the nose and tail shape are on the Vanguard I think they play a minor role in the boards performance; and most of that unique feeling you get with a Vanguard between your feet and a wave can be described in its parallel rails. Put simply: The measurement from rail to rail across the bottom of the Vanguard stays wide throughout the whole length of the surfboard and allows for maximum water flow across every inch of the board longitudinally. In a surfboard that isn't the Vanguard there is much less space in the nose and tail to slide across water, and it follows that the board can't create speed as well because it doesn't have surface to plane on. Tomo took lessons from Simmons when designing the vanguard and in essence, I think it's accurate to say that the Vanguard is a Simmons planing hull built to the standards of todays high performance surfing. The board feels incredibly stable, it's a dream for speed, and I recommend going to your surf shop and seeing if they have a Vanguard demo you can try. --------------- Win FCS II --------------- FCS II CONTEST HAS ENDED. --------- Stuart Kennedy on a Tomo --------- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GPz-6... --------- A normal surfer surfing the Vanguard (must watch) --------- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaxhXD... --------- Ripping on a Vanguard in Chile --------- https://vimeo.com/78886157 --------- Mick and Julian on their fins --------- Mick on the FCS MF-1 fin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkhVtS... Julian on the FCS JW fin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yDkYG... ----------- Very cool short biopic on Daniel Thompson ----------- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_xmPQ... ---------- Social media and things --------- Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/chrisgrow Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/shredshow Firewire Vanguard. FCS MF fins. FCS JW fins. Thank you Firewire for sponsoring this episode and supporting the Shred Show community. All opinions are my own.