The outline, very distinctive and unforgettable, big square nose and half moon tail, max. width of 312mm, 258mm waist and 1540mm long. Also featuring a new camber system, a new bottom system and an extremely frictionless rocker shape.
Feeling the surface of the snow underfoot, once on a 3D terrain, the Mantaray swims on the snow as a fish does in the ocean.
Let the nose sink for a bit, then use the whole base surface to ollie out from the Pow. Lock the tail in while sliding the board sideways, and drop the nose into the fall line. Stretch out your ankles and grind the lip. It will move in any direction you want it to. This board focuses more on the sensory speed rather than the actual speed.
Skaters say: "When the half moon tail wrenches on the lip, you could almost hear the creak of the trucks!", surfers would say: "The loose sliding feels like a twin or a quad fin".
The Mantaray has heavily influenced snowboard design throughout the world since it was born in 2003. It is a design masterpiece that hasn’t seen any changes through all those years.
From tight trees to small banks on the edge of the course, nothing slips through the range of the Mantaray. Guaranteed to be hooked once you try this board!
Length: 1540 mm
Running Length: 950 mm
EF.edge: 1180 mm
Nose Width: 312 mm
Waist Width: 258 mm
Tail Width: 290 mm
Sidecut R.: 7150 mm
Setback: -35 mm
Sidecut Dep.: 27 mm
Cam.: 1 mm
Stance Width: 480-560 mm
Rec. Stance: 520 mm
When riding in powder on traditional cambered boards, the nose drags snow due to its own camber system and eventually would sink into snow. To prevent it from nosediving, the rider is forced to lean back and turn only with the tail. This phenomena also happens in three dimensional terrain. Like when making a non-gravity turn at the top of a wall, the traditional camber turns convex “against” the terrain, forcing the edge and the rail to go in a different direction than the targeted line. Once again, the rider is forced to lean back or turn using the edge, restricting the freedom of riding.
We’ve refined our flat camber system in order to allow freer maneuverability in complex three-dimensional terrain. The weightless sensation when making a top-turn, and resistance-free riding, especially late in a turn, are the distinct characteristics of our flat camber system.