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wakerider111 11-14-2011 12:43 AM

Remember?
 
There have been over 50 wakeboard companies! How many have you known?

I was looking up some older boards on the gear guide on wakeworld and was reminded just how many brands there have been over the years and how many sounded unfamiliar to me.

So here is the LIST, but it may not be conclusive, so help me out if there are names missing or wrong/ need removed.

WAKEBOARDS
Bad Ass
Barton
Blindside
Byerly
Company
Core
Collin Wright
CWB
CTRL
Double Up
Dynaride
Earthboard
Exocet
Fanatic
Free Motion
Fulltilt
Gator Boards
Goode
HO Sports
Humanoid
Hydroslide
Hyperlite
Iconn
Insane
J-Star / Jobe
Jolt
Joyride
K2
Kidder
Krown
Labal
Liberation
Liquid Force
Lunatic
LWA
Millennium
Mutiny
NBN
Neptune
New Schnitzel
Nirve
Nitrus
O'Brien
Origin
Phalanx
Ronix
Rope
Rusty
Sage
Serum
Sine
Slingshot
Sound
Stinger
Thruster
Tiga
Tubelite
Wake Tech


Thought id throw in the wakeskate and specific binding brands too.

WAKESKATE
Butter Boards
Cassette
Distortion
Devotid
Kampus
Integrity
Oak
Remote
Sattelyte
Verge
Water Monsters

BINDINGS
Concrete / Collective Development
Solbound
Universal
Wileys

wakerider111 11-14-2011 12:47 AM

These brands i have all at least seen in person with my own eyes
Barton
Blindside
Byerly
Company
CWB
Double Up
Free Motion
Fulltilt
Gator Boards
HO Sports
Humanoid
Hydroslide
Hyperlite
Iconn
J-Star / Jobe
Liquid Force
Neptune
O'Brien
Origin
Ronix
Sage
Slingshot
Tubelite
Wake Tech

***These don't even strike a bell with me***
Earthboard
Exocet
Fanatic
Goode
Insane
Jolt
Joyride (think i vaguely remeber this one)
Kidder
Labal
Lunatic
Millennium
NBN
Nirve
Nitrus
Serum
Sound
Stinger
Tiga

All the other brands fit-in between these two lists and i just know a little from magazines, video, and from this site

wakerider111 11-14-2011 1:05 AM

just realized I forgot Wakeology.
sorry

travis_briscoe 11-14-2011 7:33 AM

What about Nice bindings? I think Gerry Nunn rocked them.

buffalow 11-14-2011 8:07 AM

Funny I have rode/tested about 90% of those brands over the years. Some were great improvements and other not so much (tubelite). Still have not found one brand I don't break :) Thanx for the memory lane trip.

Mike_McMillen 11-14-2011 8:28 AM

NBN and Serum were legit!

ttrigo 11-14-2011 8:40 AM

Kidder was huge in the water ski area. Nbn rocked! I am certain that colin wright and josh smith both rode for most of those brands at some time in their careers!

behindtheboat 11-14-2011 8:52 AM

NICE were a binding only company as well.

skiboarder 11-14-2011 8:56 AM

We had a Goode board at the shop in the early 2000s (long out of date by that point). It weighed 3.8 lbs (we weighed it on a scale) and was so stiff and strong that we screwed one end down to a dock and used it as a diving board. I don't know what retail for the board was, but our book value was like $600!! (Retail $800-900 maybe??!!)

Crazy technology with a crappy shape. Goode still makes killer skis from what I hear.

alexair 11-14-2011 10:47 AM

What about such as Naish, Body Glove and etc. brands? Or are these ones not classified as wake manufacturers?

captain_vilfo 11-14-2011 11:03 AM

Too small of an industry to have that many companies

lives2wake 11-14-2011 6:47 PM

I think I remember BIC having decks.
Serum was Colin Wright's company. I don't know if Colin Wright was the name of a brand.
The first board I owned a LASki.

wakerider111 11-14-2011 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexair (Post 1718073)
What about such as Naish, Body Glove and etc. brands? Or are these ones not classified as wake manufacturers?

don't know about Naish (aren't they kiteboard company? maybe they dabbled in wake long ago i guess) Body glove i don't think ever intentionally set out to make anything more than entry level package wakeboards... or am I wrong. Although, another gategory could be started for "WAKE LIFE VEST BRANDS" ;)

There are many brands that (have) supplemented their pre-existing watersports gear with cheap, low-end, entry set-ups (airhead, rave, etc.). They are not really pushing the sport in a professional way; no pro riders and no significant innovation. I decided to leave these guys out except for Hydroslide. I think Hydroslide honestly tried to give wakeboarding a push (like with that first parabolic design), but in the end just refocused on kneeboards and such. AND if wakeworld has Hydroslide listed than they ought to be worthy enough for the list. ;)

speaking of what is listed on Wakeworld, some were not on it that i had to remember such as a with a few newer/ smaller brands CTRL, Wakeology, Sine, LWA, Rope, and even an older brand, K2 for the rare and ever so elusive "K2 Woody" i hear about from time to time

wakerider111 11-14-2011 10:30 PM

I forgot to mention that while cruising the gear guide i noticed that 1999 was a Banner year for Brand Diversity.
Over 25 brands were alive in 1999! Crazy! who would have thought eh?

dakid 11-14-2011 10:55 PM

i don't think serum was colin wright's, per se. serum was owned and operated by robin roberts.

alexair 11-14-2011 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wakerider111 (Post 1718193)
Body glove i don't think ever intentionally set out to make anything more than entry level package wakeboards... or am I wrong. Although, another gategory could be started for "WAKE LIFE VEST BRANDS" ;)

There are many brands that (have) supplemented their pre-existing watersports gear with cheap, low-end, entry set-ups (airhead, rave, etc.). They are not really pushing the sport in a professional way; no pro riders and no significant innovation.

I agree with you about name of this category but my guess that these brands make good job for accessability this sport. And one more - these boards setup (many seems like Trip style) were pro level shape 10-12 years ago only.

yeahhh 11-16-2011 9:09 AM

its ok you forgot wakeology.

fly135 11-16-2011 9:56 AM

LULE 135

I have no idea who makes this board (ROPE??) or where you get it, but I want one.

http://www.ropeclothing.com/news/wp-..._3961811_n.jpg

alans 11-16-2011 10:19 AM

KD made boards for a while.

bradb 11-16-2011 11:25 AM

I recognize most of these, coming from a waterski background. But no mention of skurfer?

Or am I showing my age again?

My first ride was on a skurfer 'rage'.

alexair 11-16-2011 12:26 PM

Most legendary DinozaWAKErous have started on skurfer :)


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