Yeah I wouldn't manifold at that point. Manifolding is easier when you top at a lower node than in the picture. It's best to manifold as early on as you can.
You have two nice tops that you can train though
As far as I’m concerned, you want to grow it out to 5-6 nodes, then top it down to the 3rd node, clean under 3rd node, and tie down the two growth tips when they grow long enough.
Mine were at 7-8 nodes when I topped mine down, I should have cloned and replanted the cutting honestly.