The Manta Drive PE bodyboard is an intermediate option for those looking to take their bodyboarding to the next level. Polyethylene core with a stringer system allows the rider room to attempt manoeuvres and paddle out the back.
Core - 2.4lb Polyethylene Stringer - 1 x EXT Stringer Rails - 55/45 Double Rails Channels - Graduated Slick - HDPE Deck - IXLPE Crosslink Tail - Clipped Crescent Additional Features - Pre-Plugged, XFL Armour Manufacturing Country - China
Understanding this bodyboard's technology
2.4lb Polyethylene PE
Mid-heavy-weight extruded foam compressed at 2.4lb offering a sturdy intermediate bodyboard. This foam is not waterproof and is ideal in cold climates.
Pultruded plastic and carbon composite rod offering rigidity and durability.
This rail setup leaves less of your rail in the water and offers the rider less contact with the water and therefore better drive and speed throughout all conditions.
Graduated channels are a slow rise channel which redirect waterflow to create lift and allow the rider a better grip on the wave.
HDPE is a high density plastic. This plastic is hard wearing and very stiff. Whilst it will perform as per the norm, it is more prone to creasing when under heavy stress as for its high density properties.
IXLPE is physically crosslinked polyethylene foam and is a very smooth skin decking. Soft in appearance and feeling.
The clipped crescent tail is the most popular crescent tail option. This tail will perform when driving, turning, carving and releasing. Clipping the tail allows the rider to maximise their drive and maintain control through the outer concaves and clipped areas.
Manufacturing Country: China
Most, if not all, entry level bodyboards come out of China. Mass produced for Summer, these bodyboards are made for beginner level bodyboarding in the shore.