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tings00 06-07-2022 12:26 PM

any obrien wakeboard experts out there?
 
my favorite board ever is the obrien natural. I would love to find one. If i remember right they changed the name but kept the shape for a few years.
Does anyone know what that name was or am i mis-remembering?
Any idea what was the last year of that shape?

blazer 06-07-2022 5:07 PM

Get in touch with Ryan Shimabukuro… amazing guy that’s been dialled in with O’Brien for years. https://instagram.com/ryanshima808?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

ryan_shima1 06-10-2022 8:03 PM

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Originally Posted by blazer (Post 2014961)
Get in touch with Ryan Shimabukuro… amazing guy that’s been dialled in with O’Brien for years. https://instagram.com/ryanshima808?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Thanks for the referral Blazer! Blake got in touch with me via IG and I'm trying to see if one of my friends is willing to sell his 2007 139cm deck.

joshugan 06-11-2022 6:23 AM

tings00, I absolutely loved my Natural and it was easily the best board I'd ridden up to that time. After I broke my Natural I got an O'Brien Decade and truly think it's an upgrade of the Natural. So if you can't find a Natural then I highly recommend the Decade. Good luck!

ryan_shima1 06-11-2022 2:00 PM

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Originally Posted by joshugan (Post 2015010)
tings00, I absolutely loved my Natural and it was easily the best board I'd ridden up to that time. After I broke my Natural I got an O'Brien Decade and truly think it's an upgrade of the Natural. So if you can't find a Natural then I highly recommend the Decade. Good luck!

I agree that at the time, the Decade was an upgrade from the Natural. Both boards are no longer in the OBrien lineup so finding one in good enough shape to ride may be challenging.

Blake, as I mentioned in my pm, I know you're tied to the Natural, but materials and designs have come a long way in the past 15 years. I have 2021/2022 boards that are available for you to demo if you're interested. If you're a 3-stage fan, I recommend the Exclusive/Intent. If you prefer a continuous/progressive rocker, I suggest the Valhalla (version 2). I currently have both in my demo inventory.


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