MANTA - PRO RACE
Every Tabou professional racer rides the Manta, their hardcore race board.
For professional Slalom racers.
The Manta is a no-compromise racing board built for Tabou team of pro riders to beat their competitors. Whether light winds in Korea or 40 knots in Fuerteventura, Team needs an outline, rocker and cut-outs that are optimized for the PWA slalom course. For 2018, Ross Williams and Cedric Bordes worked with Fabien to increase both wind range and performance of the 66 and 81. The Manta 81 and 85 are now included with a foil ready tuttle box.
There are 8 sizes to choose from, depending on your weight and conditions. Volumes to choose are 64, 75, 88, 98, 106, 116, 128 and 135 liters. Sizes 64 and 75 are speed boards designed for speed records breaking on long straights with small sails in very strong wind. Sizes 88 to 116 are strong to moderate wind slalom boards. Sizes 128 and 135 are wide lightwind slalom boards, which are able to use with foil.
Manta is the fastest board in Tabou range. The smallest sizes - speed boards - are very narrow to decrease contact surface between water and board and allow rider to go as fast as possible. The largest boards, 128 and 135, are lightwind slalom boards. Their width helps to start planing and keep speed in the lulls. Every size has very fast rocker. Almost all sizes, except the smallest, feature large tail cutouts, which reduces drag and increases top speed.
The Manta is available in two sizes optimised for easy foil performance. Using the Manta's natural acceleration, the foil quickly produces lift and carries you out of the water and flying forward, even in light winds. The wide deck offers comfort and control when riding the foil. Every board comes with a reinforced deep tuttle foil box to withstand the increased pressures caused by the foil. When the wind gets stronger, switch the foil for the conventional fin and experience classic slalom performance.
FOOTPADS AND STRAPS
Manta features quality comfortable 4 Tabou footstraps. Footpads made of EVA provide soft feeling.
FIN BOXES AND FINS
Manta has single fin box with Tuttle Short or Deep Tuttle Box system, depend on size, where you mount your fin with two screws from the top of the board. Deep tuttle box in 128 and 135 is reinforced to withstand pressures caused by foil. Fin isn’t included, because slalom riders use very advanced and expensive fins and most of riders have fins from previous seasons.
Manta is built using 2 technologies. Small sizes are designed with Carbon Biax Sandwich technology. Size 106 and over are made using 100% Carbon technology. Both technologies make boards very light and stiff to maximize performance.
This board, like all Tabou boards, comes from the hands of famous Fabien Vollenweider. This French designer has more than 25 years of experience in shaping windsurf boards.
"I am always looking for ways to improve my shapes. I am a perfectionist and do not stop until I get what I want out of a board", says Fabien, and continues: “We don’t just change a board because a new year is coming. We change a board when we have learned that something can be improved. Our shapes evolve over a two year process.”
These days all boards come without boardbag and without base plate. The reason behind is that many windsurfers they already have some older boardbags or base plates from their previous purchases, so it make no sense to include these items. Also, who would like to pay some extra euros or dollars?
Here at EASY SURF Shop we can assist you with picking up the right boardbag and base, which can be packed together and shipped to you. Please ask for a good quote for these extra accessories.
This is no problem, we can do it for you. It makes us to unpack the board from an original packaging (carton box, and plastic foil),, but we do it anyway to control the board befor dispatching to you.
As boards have a few options to screw the straps on, please indicate what you want.
Ah.. and don’t call us to fix the fin for you. That we won’t do… :).
Our main logistic warehouse is located in West Poland. This is a great location for sending goods all around the Europe and even further to some outside Europe destinations, as we have very good connections thru Germany. Sometimes we deliver boards straight from our partners’ warehouse, just to save on time.
As boards are too big to ship with UPS or DHL, we have to use big logistic forwarders like Kuehne+Nagel or TNT. That makes the whole operation a bit longer as it is not over night service. The shipping times varies from destination to destination, however it is a matter of 3-10 days. Please note sometimes we have to import the board from our supplier first (another few days).
Don’t hesitate to check with us on the Live Chat.
We do extra efforts it wouldn’t happen: the board you purchase is quality checked before dispatching to you. It includes the packaging as well and if we find out that we need to pack it even better than the original packaging - we do it. So please don’t be confused if, for example you ordered Tabou board and it comes in a box with Starboard logo. That’s only because it was packed with additional box, coming from some Starboard.
But let’s be frank, taking into consideration that sometimes a board goes for 3000 km+ and being transferred from one to the other warehouse - it may happen that your board arrives with dings or damages. But don’t worry, we have a special procedure for that:
Before you sign any shipping documents
Please check if all items have not been damaged in transport. If any damage is visible, you have the right to refuse the delivery and ask to have it returned. If you cannot thoroughly check the goods please sign for as ‘unchecked’. It is your duty to inspect and confirm that the goods are in perfect condition before signing.
In any case, just inform us immediately.
But never worry - all shippings with boards are insured. You’ll never be left alone.
All windsurf boards we sell are manufactured in Far Easy, therefore it is not possible to send the board back to Thailand for their inspection or reparation. In order to deal with warranties straightforward we need to ask you to submit the following information.
- Receipt image
- Picture of serial number (you’ll find it easily near the mast track)
- Whole Product Image
- Detail Problem Image (maximum 4)
- Claim description - In your own words please describe what and how it happened.
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