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Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: chopz] #2802179
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Originally Posted By: chopz
Originally Posted By: DerDer
Does anyone know the current lead time for a board from Sean?


It’s usually between 4-6 weeks but has taken as much as 9 weeks. He makes pretty awesome boards and a cool guy to deal with. For sizing, only advice I would give is that he generally will recommend more foam then you really need. The Manta I ride in small stuff is a good 4 inches shorter, 2 inches narrower, and half an inch thinner than the original Manta I ordered from him that he recommended.

This is sage advice.

Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: Oceanslide] #2802198
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Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: DerDer] #2802253
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Originally Posted By: DerDer
Does anyone know the current lead time for a board from Sean?


I don't think I've ever waited more than 5 or so weeks for any custom from him. Obviously
wait times are often due to the load on the glass shop when you order, but I've had lots
from VS and never had an extensive wait. Call him directly...he's pretty easy to deal with
and upfront about whatever you can expect via custom.


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Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: Oceanslide] #2805396
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Originally Posted By: Oceanslide
Just got ahold of one of Sean's SeaBird models, 5'7". jam_on Look forward to giving it a go if the wind
and swell cooperate.










Rode this thing 3 times in waves ranging from very small, soft, and rolly with a few steeper sections, to
super low tide dumpy closeouts, to decent and clean small waves, and it's a super fun board.
Dims are, I believe, 5'7" x 22" x 2 3/4". I would have preferred a couple extra inches of length as this at 5'7"
is probably similar to a 5'5" Manta and mine are 5'8". I think a 5'9" SeaBird with the width and thickness the
same would be just right for my height (6'3") and preference. This little sled is quick and very nimble. Probably
goes rail to rail a touch faster and can do slightly tighter arcing turns than my Mantas. I couldn't catch waves
quite as well and it doesn't have quite the same immediate skate and burst, but I made some fast sections and
had a number of really snappy top turn combos and wraps that felt really good. I think it's a pretty damn
good board. Thanks to Mattison for letting me give her a go! Thought some of you might be interested...


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Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: Oceanslide] #2805439
06/08/18 08:15 PM
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glad to see sean mattison still tweaking his designs and pushing the boundaries of the manta .

i want another shadow


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Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: Oceanslide] #2805727
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Anyone have a set of the stock Manta fins they want to unload?

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That board looks pretty sick!

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Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: Oceanslide] #2814447
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Has anyone tried the Mercury Twins + Kicker with their Manta? I only have Stiletto's w/ nub right now and really like them. I may want to get another option for this board and wondering how this set works with the Manta.

Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: brycor564] #2814496
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Originally Posted By: brycor564
Has anyone tried the Mercury Twins + Kicker with their Manta? I only have Stiletto's w/ nub right now and really like them. I may want to get another option for this board and wondering how this set works with the Manta.


dvs quad keelz n pivot nub werks well


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Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: brycor564] #2814688
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Originally Posted By: brycor564
Has anyone tried the Mercury Twins + Kicker with their Manta? I only have Stiletto's w/ nub right now and really like them. I may want to get another option for this board and wondering how this set works with the Manta.


Have not tried that. I think it may be a bit too loose, but who knows! My favorites sets in mine are the Manta/Von Knight quads, the Stiletto quads, and the DVS quad keels, all with the regular nubster in the front slot unless I'm
in waves where I want to do more drawn out turns (nubster in rear slot). FWIW


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Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: Oceanslide] #2845103
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Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: Waterlogged05] #2847708
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Originally Posted By: Waterlogged05


If it's the right size, jump on it.
Favorite board ever (broken record).


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Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: Oceanslide] #2937391
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Hy guys can enyone please send me a closeup picture of the bottom concave ?

Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: cworks] #2937692
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It’s a fairly subtle single to double...not extreme.


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Re: Von Sol 'Flying Manta' stub groveler [Re: Oceanslide] #2938102
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sorry if its been discussed, but how's the wired tech feel? looking to maybe replace my well used manta


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