Is this SmoothStar right for me?
The 34.5″ Manta Ray is suited to surfers that are 6ft or taller (183cm – 193cm). This model has excellent drive and hold through deep drawn out bottom turns. Surfers with weight over 80kg will feel the board hold without sliding out. The deck has the same concave as the 32.5″ & 34″ models. There is extra width on the back tail to accommodate bigger sized feet.
The new 35.5″ Manta Ray is suited to taller surfers over 6ft (183cm) that have a wider surf stance than most.
We’ve made a board that has excellent drive and hold through the deepest bottom turns and tightest top turns. It has a contour deck shape with more width on the tail so you can push down hard through the turn. The front foot area is also wider again for pushing hard for carving driveways or small skate bowls.
The new Manta Ray has new Sky Blue SmoothStar wheels which are 2mm wider and 4mm thicker than SmoothStar Stingray wheels. More rubber connected to the asphalt means the bigger guys have more hold through the turns.
We've made some modifications to the Manta Ray deck from the deck outline. Although the deck length has shorter with the Thruster D, we have extended the tail making it much wider. Surfers over 6ft tall generally have much larger feet so the width is important to keep the toes and heel on the deck and not hanging off the side.
The 34.5" Manta Ray model comes with the new SmoothStar Thruster D technology. The Thruster D is the latest in precision engineering that gives surfers the ultimate surf feeling with 12%-15% more hold. It's also lighter and comes with a 5 year warranty - read more.