Wakeboards: rocker and flexibility are main characteristics

Choosing the right wakeboard involves understanding flexibility and rocker profile, the main characteristics at stake in wakeboard performance.

Wakeboards should be picked according to your level of experienced. Riding a beginner wakeboard is different from experiencing an advanced wakeboard plank.

There are two main variables in a wakeboard. Apart from the graphic side of wakeboard, flexibility and the rocker profile will define the way you ride.

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KC Wilson: taking Florida to victory in Men's Slalom

The University of Louisiana-Monroe water ski team won the Division 1 title, at the 34th Collegiate Water Ski National Championships, at Tri-Lakes in Zachary.


The Warhawks tallied 12,475 points in winning their second consecutive national title and 24th title in the history of the event. The University of Louisiana-Lafayette finished second, scoring 11,585 points.

The competition included 12 teams in Division 1 and 11 teams in Division 2. National team champions were declared in both divisions. Individual medals for slalom, tricks and jumping were awarded based on athletes' placements within their division.

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Herb O'Brien: full throttle

Wakeboarding pioneer Herb O'Brien has passed away at the age of 68, after suffering kidney complications for several years.


Herb O'Brien has dedicated his life to boardsports, watersports and wakeboarding, in particular. As an entrepreneur, O'Brien founded three companies: Radar/Ronix, HO/Hyperlite and O'Brien.

"Herb O'Brien is so much more than the sports biggest visionary. He was a dear friend to so many of us, willing to give the shirt off his back to those around him", Ronix wrote.

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