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  • Sweet Potato / Vanguard - light wind capabilities

    I,m 75kg & have a 5'0 SP I use in 1-4 ft surf in relatively light wind (10-20 knots) & I'm now set on getting a Vanguard. My question is would there be any downsides to going from a 5'0 SP to a 5'6 Vanguard as both boards are around 29 Litres in regards to low end? I'd be interested in the up-sides also :-)

  • #2
    Hey Top,

    You may want to go smaller. The volume on the Vanguard doesn't translate the way other boards would because it's a planing hull (lot's more lift) vs other boards. For your weight I think a 5'4" or 5'2" or even the 5'0" would be a better fit. I weigh the same and ride the 5'0" as a daily board in similar (maybe slightly windier) conditions. So if you want better light wind go 5'4", if all around 5'2", heavy wind 5'0". You'll get a lot of performance out of the VG vs the Potato but it will still be easy to ride. Can't go wrong with the VG to be honest. It's insane.

    -Brian

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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply Brian, I have ordered a 5'2 - should have it any day now.

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      • #4
        Great choice. Let us know how it goes!

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