Erin, I have not ridden the O'brien Vixen yet, but I have heard really good things about that board. I have the O'brien Demented 131 and I totally love it. I went from riding the Liquid Force Trip last summer to the Demented, and believe me it was a huge step up! If you go to the home page of wakeworld and click on boards, you can look up a review on the Vixen, plus it will give you a break down of the board, and there are usually comments people post regarding it. Good Luck w/ your new purchase!