The one that started it all. Symmetrical shape and stance for a balanced center of gravity to increase the ability to weight the deck through turns for better control and energy generation. 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.
We currently offer five flexes spread out over two lengths.
42"/107cm Flex 1: 175-230+lbs / 80-105+kg
42"/107cm Flex 2: 150-210+lbs / 68-95+kg
38"/98cm 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
A softer flex pattern will give you more control and tighter turns at slower speeds, however itís more prone to lose stability at higher speeds.
If you plan on doing a lot of hard pounding tricks: shovits, bonelesses, etc, a stiff flex will hold up better. Note: It is natural for the boards to break in and become slightly flexier over time.