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2007 O'Brien Vice 136
VICE by Josh Sanders
The first thing you will notice about this board, more than any other in our entire line, is the extremely wide shape. Dialing in the optimal width without creating too much drag is always the question. The crew at OBrien worked with Josh Sanders, the 2005 King of Wake, through countless hours of tweaking and multiple time zones to deliver the best wide waist (no, not your girlfriend) deck on the market. The wider the board, the more pop you get from the wake. With waist widths up to 18 inches, it claims the title of widest deck on the market. Aiding in control is the curved outer molded in fins, allowing you to load the line and kick huge off the wake. We incorporated the Crook fins to give the board added stability and edge control no matter what the water conditions are. The double concave base softens the landings while channeling the water out the back of the board for speed. The deeper back channel give the board a loose feel while riding flat and gives a quick, strong snap when you leave the wake.
Base image shown is Vice 131.
- PROGRESSIVE ROCKER Very fast ride like a continuous rocker board and the pop of a 3-Stage.
- VERY WIDE TIP/MID-SECTION/TAIL Huge explosive pop off the wake.
- MOLDED FINS At any time while edging, there is a fin in the water for edge hold.
- DOUBLE CONCAVE HULL Helps board roll on edge, softening landings.
- CROOK FINS Gives the board stronger edge hold (like a cupped rail) and helps board track straight.
- BEVELED EDGES The variable beveled edge allows the board to sit deeper in the water, making it easier to ride in rough water.
- VENTED CHANNELS Allow the board to ride in the water without any lift or cavitations.
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Reviewer: Kentucky Lake Boys
I demoed a few boards before I purchased this one. I found that this board releases the best and has softer landings than any other board I rode. I’m not a fan of the crooked fins it comes with because I like a looser feel. It holds its edge well so you really don’t need them. Overall its the smoothest board i’ve ever rode. It’s not extremely fast but releases for max pop off the wake. Out of the Obrien Player, Vision, Oasis, and CWB Marius, the Vice gets my vote.