Loaded Vangaurd test pictures


Small Quicktime movies:
Sail Pumping 1 954 KB
Sail Pumping 2 642 KB
Toeside Carve 1196 KB
Heelside Carve 1 957 KB

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These pictures and movies were created to demonstrate the Loaded 
Vangaurd Blue in static and dynamic loading situations. The riders
weight is about 220 lbs (~100 KG)

Pictures 01-02 Sail mounting position, unweighted deck
Pictures 03-05 Static load of rider plus rig (~10 lbs)
Pictures 06-13 Sequence 1 of pumping
Pictures 14-15 Sequence 2 of pumping

We found that sail pumping transfers the largest load to the board during
normal sailing conditions. Some manuvers such as tacking might load the
board as much. The board can be sail pumped in no wind up to at least 10 MPH.
You can scrub through the movies with Quicktime to see the moment of
maximum load and release. This board rocks!