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Old     (hyperliterider90)      Join Date: May 2010       02-23-2012, 10:19 AM Reply   
2010 ronix viva or 2010 ronix mana.

Ive always rode continuous boards but want a 3stage pop.. the video of the viva says that its a continuous board with the pop of a 3 stage.. and the mana is well very poppy.. both are $200 and im torn between the two
Old    Tommy I (trio)      Join Date: Jan 2010       02-23-2012, 10:54 AM Reply   
I would say the Viva over the Mana. The 2010 Mana looks awesome but is not a very good board. It is super slow and lands like lead brick. One of my friends has a Mana as a backup board. I hated it when I rode it. He just recently had to go back to it when he broke his Tribute and said it still sucks.

I have tried the Viva and found it to be a really fun board. It's a little like a HL Murray but looser. It still rails into the wake when its on edge. Its a fast fun board. Hope this helps!
Old    Paul Strahm (jps912)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-23-2012, 11:32 AM Reply   
Havnt ridden the Mana but i love the viva. Its fast and super poppy.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       02-23-2012, 12:20 PM Reply   
According to Ronix, every Ronix has the pop of a 3-stage and the speed of a continuous. Make no mistake: you will lose some pop with the Viva and you will lose some speed/consistency with the Mana. Which is more important to you?
Old    Nick C (wakedude83)      Join Date: Apr 2004       02-23-2012, 12:32 PM Reply   
If you want a board that feels very much like a 3 stage, then the Mana is your best bet by far. Other than the one poster, I've never met anyone that didn't like it. Very good all around board. Viva feels really fast, but the Mana doesn't feel too slow to me.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       02-23-2012, 12:40 PM Reply   
I'm told the Mana has the most aggressive rocker line of any board out there right now. It's a TRUE 3-stage. Just look at one from the side. It's kinked like a freakin' skateboard! I've always wanted to ride one, but I haven't gotten the chance yet.
Old    Tommy I (trio)      Join Date: Jan 2010       02-23-2012, 9:45 PM Reply   
I have not ridden the 2011 or 2012 Mana. I believe Ronix redesigned the Mana in 2011 and the shape carried over to 2012.

The 3 stage doesn't seem to be as abrupt in the 2010 as it is in the 2011. I know the new ones have a huge 3 stage to them.

I personally like a fast continuous rocker board so the Mana was the right fit for me. I'm sure plenty of people do like the board. Dean Smith is a beast behind the boat/cable/kicker and he rides one!
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-23-2012, 11:49 PM Reply   
the 2010 and 2011 Mana's are really very different. Not too sure why they kept the same name.
Old    Steve Marks (Marksy)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-24-2012, 12:58 AM Reply   
2010 and 2011 Viva changed shape dramatically aswell and went for a more aggressive rocker.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       02-24-2012, 8:09 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by trio View Post
I have not ridden the 2011 or 2012 Mana. I believe Ronix redesigned the Mana in 2011 and the shape carried over to 2012.

The 3 stage doesn't seem to be as abrupt in the 2010 as it is in the 2011. I know the new ones have a huge 3 stage to them.
Word, I was talking about the 2011 Mana. Maybe the 2010 will be a more balanced ride.
Old     (hyperliterider90)      Join Date: May 2010       02-24-2012, 8:46 AM Reply   
i may just save up an extra $100 and get the 11' harley
Old    Logan Downer (logan)      Join Date: Dec 2011       02-24-2012, 9:47 AM Reply   
What about a One? Its not super fast but it has great pop and is very controlled. I used to ride an 07 one it was a great deck.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       02-24-2012, 2:13 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by hyperliterider90 View Post
i may just save up an extra $100 and get the 11' harley
Hell yea. That board took me to my first invert, my first spin, and my first win in competition. It's a kickass ride: really hard to beat that combination of speed, pop, and looseness.
Old    Logan Downer (logan)      Join Date: Dec 2011       02-24-2012, 3:48 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheHebrewHammer View Post
Hell yea. That board took me to my first invert, my first spin, and my first win in competition. It's a kickass ride: really hard to beat that combination of speed, pop, and looseness.
but eventually you made your way into the light with slingshot. haha
Old    Mark (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       02-24-2012, 5:46 PM Reply   
The newer mana is the old Ibex shape the older Mana is not around any more.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       02-24-2012, 6:36 PM Reply   
Lol ya, the Harley is a killer boat board but my Slingshot is a much better all-rounder.

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