O'Brien Wakeboard Pro Store
to www.OBrienWake.co.uk, the independent O'Brien Wakeboard Pro Store specialising
in the supply of quality O'Brien Wakeboards and Wakeboarding Equipment in the
UK. We stock a massive selection of boards and equipment to suit all ages and
abilities from O'Brien and from many of the other top names in the wake industry.
We are Premier Retailers for all of the brands we sell. We have hand picked all
of the wakeboards and equipment that you see on this site and we are only interested
in selling products that we are proud to put our name to and that we know will
stand the test of time. Everything we supply comes with a full 12 month manufacturer's
guarantee and to ensure that you always get the best deal we also offer a price
beat guarantee on all products. If you have any questions or just need some free
friendly advice then please email us and one of our friendly and knowlegable staff
will be more than happy to help.
With Online Shopping
is to make your shopping experience as easy and as pleasurable as possible. We
have therefore grouped all of our Wakeboard products together as logically as
we can so that navigation is both simple and intuitive. We have also created hundreds
of EXCLUSIVE Wakeboard Package Deals that not only save you the maximum amount
of money possible but also mean that you don't need to worry about what works
best with what or which bindings fit on which wakeboard etc. We have literally
done all of the ground work for you and matched everything together perfectly
so all you need to do is click a button and all of the risk (and trawling thought
pages and pages of possible options) is taken care of. You can then use the time
you've saved by getting out on the water for even longer!
hope our hard work has paid off and that you find what you need in double quick
time. We also hope you are blown away by our ultra competitive prices (we really
are hard to beat). Here is a summary of how our website is laid out, along with
quick links to help you go directly to the right place.
O'Brien Cable Wakeboards
Park Wakeboards (or Grind Wakeboards as they are often referred to) are designed
to work best at cable systems with obstacles and their focus is on meeting the
specific needs of the park rider. They are flexible and extremely robust with
reinforced edges and ultra hard wearing bases (with removable fins or no fins
at all) to enable them to survive continual abuse and impacts with obstacles found
at cable parks. As a result, they do not posess the right properties required
for successful boat useage at all. If you plan to just ride cable then get one
As the name suggests, Boat Wakeboards are designed
to work best behind a boat and to take advantage of the smooth wake profile that
a boat generates. Their focus is on meeting the specific needs of the boat wakeboarder
so they are stiffer and make good use of fins and base profiling to improve straight
line tracking and cornering. They do not have edge or base reinforcement so they
do not posess the necessary characteristics required for successful cable park
useage and would become damaged quickly. If you plan to just ride behind a boat
then get one of these.
O'Brien Hybrid Wakeboards
Wakeboards (or Crossover Wakeboards as they are often referred to) are designed
to work behind the boat and at the Cable Park. They have some flexibility but
not too much that they become hard work behind a boat. They also make use of fins
that can easily removed when riding the cable. They are extremely robust and have
many of the features found on a cable wakeboard such as reinforced edges and ultra
hard wearing grind bases. However, despite being versatile these boards will always
be something of a compromise. If you plan to ride cable and boat then get one
a massive range of top quality Impact Vests that will keep you protected and looking
good for many seasons to come. All of our wake vests are designed for the job
and not only protect your torso but are also incredibly comfortable and flexible
to wear making them feel almost like a second skin.
have literally hundreds of Wake Helmets in stock from top brands such as Bern,
Liquid Force and Pro Tec. These are essential if you ride cable, in fact they
are compulory a most parks for obvious reasons. Sure you can hire, but why not
treat yourself to a properly fitting, certified wake helmet of your own.
Men's O'Brien Wakeboards
Wakeboards tend to be larger (length and width) as they need to potentially accomodate
more weight. The bindings offered tend to go up to larger sizes too. However,
there's absolutely nothing preventing Women from using boards that are described
as Men's Wakeboards as long as the size is correct and the bindings fit properly.
Women's O'Brien Wakeboards
Women's Wakeboards tend to be proportionally smaller (length and width) and
with smaller bindings. The graphics on Women's Wakeboards also tend to be deliberately
more girlie and with more use of pastel colours and pinks etc. To be honest, if
that's not your bag then a correctly fitted Men's Wakeboard will be perfect.
Kid's O'Brien Wakeboards
Wakeboards are basically mini versions of adult wakeboards and are much smaller
(length and width) and with mini bindings. They are designed to build confidence
and to get the little rippers up and wakeboarding as quickly as easily as possible.
They have funky graphics and are available in Boat, Cable and Hybrid variants.
O'Brien Wake Bindings
Bindings are possibly the most important element of a wakeboard as they are the
direct connection between you and the board. Correctly fitting wake bindings will
improve your performance and allow you to ride for longer in safety. Badly fitting
binding will do the complete opposite.
O'Brien Wake Ropes
huge stocks of wake ropes for all levels of Wakeboarding. Recreational wake ropes
are generally 60-70ft in length and have a wide handle (normally 15") to
make it easier to perform tricks that require the handle to be passed behind your
back. Recreational wake ropes are normally made from Polyethylene Rope (AKA poly
for short) which has a small amount of "give" in it. This makes the
rope more user friendly for beginners and takes a little bit of the edge off the
power running through the handle.
O'Brien Spectra Ropes
stretch wake ropes are made from Spectra or Dyneema or both. A Spectra / Dyneem
wake rope has no "give" in it and will literally not stretch in any
way. This enables all of the power from the boat to be translated into forward
momentum through the handle, which is highly desirable for more serious boat wakeboarding.
The difference between Poly and zero stretch wake ropes really is remarkable and
a good zero stretch wake rope will literally take your boarding to the next level
O'Brien Wakeboard Bags
are often asked "Do I really need a bag?" and the answer is a big fat
yes! Wakeboards seem to double in size when they're not in the water and it is
incredibly easy to damage your board and your boat or car just trying to load
up or pack away. Wake Bags are made from tough quick drying waterproof materials
and allow the wakeboard to slip in easily with the bindings still attached.
Guide to Wakeboards
the difference between a Boat Wakeboard, a Cable Park Wakeboard and a Hybrid Crossover
Wakeboard, and more importantly which one do I need? What size board should I
buy, and what is all of this Rocker, Grind Base, and Removable Fins malarkey all
about? This article explains all.
to Wakeboard Bindings
velcro bindings better than lace-ups? Do all bindings fit on all boards? Do I
need open-toe or closed toe and why? This article explains all.
to Wakeboard Ropes
I go wakeboarding with a water ski rope? What's the difference between recreational
ropes and zero stretch ropes and which one do I need? Why are the handles so much
bigger than the ones on ski ropes? This article explains all.
Centre and Buyer's Guides
the right Water Sports Equipment can seem quite daunting at times, but it's actually
very simple once you know a few basics. The team at here at www.obrienwake.co.uk
have therefore put these articles together to help you understand the differences
between all of the various pieces of kit, what all the design features are for
(and if you actually need them or not) and why some equipment will suit your needs
and some definitely won't. At the end of the day, all we want is for you to feel
confident that you are making an informed purchasing decision and are buying exactly
the right gear for the job!