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
Our aim 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!
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
Cable 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 of these.
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
Hybrid 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 of these.
We stock 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
Men's 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
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
Kid's 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
The 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
O'Brien Wake Ropes
We have 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
Zero 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
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.
Guide 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
Guide 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
Choosing 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!