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Loaded Vanguard Flex 2 Longboard Deck
Flex 1: 175-230+lbs / 80-105+kg 42"/107cm
Flex 2: 150-210+lbs / 68-95+kg 42"/107cm
Flex 3: 150-200+lbs / 68-90+kg 38"/98cm
Flex 4: 120-170+lbs / 55-77+kg 38"/98cm
Flex 5: 80-140+lbs / 35-65+kg 38"/98cm
The sidecuts allow for decreased torsional stiffness between the feet to exploit the board's torsional energy to allow for greater nuances in the turning radius.
The Vanguard was designed and intended for speeds between 0 and 25 mph (0-40km/hr). You can take the board faster with skill and experience, but it is not intended for higher speeds due to its flex characteristics.
Length: 42"/107cm & 38"/98cm
Wheelbase: 35"/88.9cm & 31.5"/80cm
Weight: deck only: 2.7 - 3.8lbs / 1.2 - 1.7kg / complete: 6.9 - 8lbs / 3.1 – 3.6kg
We recommend a 180mm longboard carving truck for the Vanguard, including most 180mm or 10" trucks: Paris 180s, Randal R-II 180s, Bear Grizzly, Tracker Fastrack trucks, Gunmetal, Gullwing Chargers, Caliber, etc.
As for wheels, we recommend a 70-76mm wheel depending on your riding style and terrain.
As always it's a matter of personal preference and we encourage that you tinker and find the best feel for you. Please feel free to share your findings with us as we're always interested.
Big and lively camber is the heart and soul of the Vanguard. A carvy pumper at heart, the Vanguard was designed with a healthy amount of camber to provide snowboard like responsiveness in a pocket sized package.
The Vanguard graphic was originally designed by Alex Liki of Sao Paulo, Brazil for the Vanguard Graphic Contest. The graphic was reworked into it's current form by Pablo and Diana of Nana Studio.
We feel that this graphic reflects the fluid experience of the board, while referencing the original Vanguard graphic designed by Travis Parr.
Epoxy and triaxial fiberglass sandwich a vertically-laminated bamboo core, pressed into concave and convex cambers for liveliness, responsiveness and high energy potential.