Manny Mania

Manny Mania Setups (Part 3)

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WANDILE MSOMI

He's a man with a vision, married to skateboarding body and soul. Style and purpose is everything with this man. Whether it's his board or it's skating form and function count just as much.

Sponsors:
Funisu Skateboards, Skull Candy, DC Shoes

BOARD:
I'm riding a 7.5" x 31.25"  Funisu team logo board.

WHEELS:
As small as possible. I'm on 51mm at the most. Ideally I want them to be 47mm.

TRUCKS:
Indy Trucks are my favourite. I'll ride the Indy Low and nothing else.

BEARINGS:
Reflex. They make a noise which I like, reminding you they're there, under your feet, but they ride smooth.

SHOES:
DC Nick Dompierre. He's got it right. Gel protection in the front and the back, thin uppers so i can feel my board but still plenty of protection.

DESCRIBE YOUR SETUP:
It's Johannesburg ready. Anything i encounter in the city i'm prepared for. Manual Pads, banks, stairs whatever. There's plenty of stuff to dodge and i'm ready for that too.


WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO IT?
I'm fourteen years into skateboarding and I've found what works for me through trial and error. Ultimately this setup just makes life easier. There's no work involved. It's light, compact, small, gets the job done. I only really skate street and I guess the city is my canvas and this is my paintbrush. Height and weight ratio are also a factor, I'm a pretty short guy.

WHAT WOULD YOUR SIGNATURE BOARD BE LIKE?
It's probably be a hybrid of bamboo and maple, for ultimate pop. The bamboo would chip and flake but the maple would hold it together. Preferably recycled material. The graphics would have to have a message and motivate you to go skate. Nothing worse than chopping down a tree for a board and then making something ugly and banal.


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