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Best water bombs: Nothin' but manus

ELISHA ROLLESTON
Last updated 09:30 22/02/2013
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THE KING: Elisha Rolleston pulls a mean manu.

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I grew up in Tauranga and now live in Hamilton. Over the years, I got a reputation for doing the biggest manus at different swimming locations around Tauranga.

For those that don't know what a manu is, you've got your standard bomb, which everyone does, where you curl up and enter the water feet first. But a manu is when you are in a v-shape and essentially your tailbone or lower back enters the water first while you hold that v-shape.

We used to run bombing competitions at Bobby Palmer's fish n' chips wharf with all the other youngsters from Tauranga, and the winner of these competitions received the title Manu King.

Over the years people just continued to call me Manu King, because I was known for doing the biggest manus.


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