Originally Posted by alexair
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