The vision for the future is exciting, although a lot would depend on how well the market responds. Because the Manta5 Hydrofoil is a brand new product classification with no precedent in a commercial scale, any sporting development revolving around this activity would fall under the realms of ‘pioneering.’
Our commitment therefore is to facilitate and support our early adopters (both in NZ and abroad) as best we can – as they discover new sporting vistas and perhaps organise themselves into local hydrofoil clubs. All things going well, these local clubs may progress into regional and national sporting activities. Our challenge is to be able to grow and develop alongside our advocates and release a timely family of products and components to supplement their ‘yet to be discovered’ requirements.
The mention of an olympic sport involving hydrofoilers at this early stage can understandably be considered by some as far-fetched. But visions are inherently defined and achieved by pursuing what’s possible and overcoming the improbable. What shape and form a ‘hydrofoiler sport’ would be like by then is unknown, but Manta5 is poised and willing to take that journey alongside its proponents… it’s a sobering thought, because it has to be earned from every level.