LIGHT NELO MANTRA RACE 14 x 23.2 - STRIPE clear-red(3020) - freight free shipment delivery time 6 weeks
NELO is currently the most successful brand in the paddle sport, attested by the number of medals won by its boats in the recent olympics since ATHEN 2004. LIGHTBOARDCORP strives to cooperate with the best design teams and manufacturers in the world.
The Light Mantra race incorporate Nelo´s vast experience to create the fastest flatwater canoe hulls using the most advanced hollow TRIPLE 3k CARBON pvc vacuum heat cured construction and our surf sport design experience.
A WORD FROM THE MAKER THE MANTRA
This board suits paddlers looking for more 1st stability. It has a complete different shape concept and offers comparable speed potential in various conditions.
The bottom contour is round with accentuated V in the front. It is slicing through chop and waves, still able to be steered with ease. The center bottom has a super subtle concave with edges gradually running from round to really sharp in the tail. This creates more 1st stability without sacrificingwetted surface which creates drag. The tail runs into flat with hard edges. The rockerline is a new development and features a flat center lineand straight low rocker in the last 1/3rd which malkes the board a wash riding giant even in the 2nd and 3rd wave and will save energy when needed. Usually these shapes suffer against waves and chop but with the all new "Vround" front bottom and a balanced tail dimension it is running fast and free in headwind conditions. The dugout lower than anything we know so far and really hit´s water surface. Combinded with our drainage valves you stay literally at water level which gives more power to the blade as well as initial stability. The walls are high to prevent water entry in rougher conditions and super slim to offer huge standing options. They are really rigid and stable and yes a bit uncomfortabel while entering the board when you have been falling off. But it is a performance driven design.
The finbox position is drected to the front and easy to turn. We tested the 2 dimensions in multiple conditions and they offer larger paddlers some choice. The MANTRA 22.2 is recommended for paddlers up to 83 kg but also shines for more heavy weight paddlers in flat sprint racing. The 23.2" version is recommended for 83kg+ paddlers and has a bit more rocker which avoids backwash and makes life for your following competitors more difficult.
Triple carbon foam epoxy vacuum heat cured race boards are lighter, stiffer and faster. The standing cockpit area and monocoque body is recognizable stiff and we offer now a double sandwich construction in the standing and central bottom area to even bring more stiffness into the hull. We offer the Mantra in 2 width and propose for experienced paddlers up to 80kg the 22" version with 290l. Best choice for rough conditions and heavyweight paddlers ist the 23.2" wide model with 306l volume.
The boards are delivered including our race keel fin -with the signature super fast profile. This fin sits perfectly in the 10" chinook us box. Lightweight neoprene handles, sea waterproof V4A screws and washers and a comfortable 5mm diamond grip pad round up the set up.
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We calculate with 6 weeks delivery time. In urgent needs we usually carry a choice of designs and colors on our stock for immediate delivery.
The advantage of composites is that they don´t require much maintenance; of course there are some crucial rules to extend the lifetime of your race board:
- do not put it in the sun for long periods
- do not tight it too strongly on the rack and place it upside down
- never store or transport it inside the cover if the board is not well dry
- and treat it like a baby
Raceboards should be used only by trained persons or under supervision
we offer a 2 year warranty but do not take responsibility for:
- damage caused by transport
- repairs made by unauthorized personnel
This warranty covers any fabrication defects on the board or parts, as well as changes in the material characteristics.