I see from various posts that the LFT is a great light wind / beginner board. However I found a used Manta for very little $ and was wondering if it is basically almost as good even though it is an old design. I know that they are not making them any more. Is it smaller? I see that the LFT is 49cm wide. How wide is the Manta? I would actually like something a little smaller / narrower than the LFT. For durability, do they both have divinicell cores or do I have to worry about patching every little ding to prevent water from entering? If it sucks, and if I am really better off getting a new design, please let me know.