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kaneboats
10-30-2012, 11:31 PM
One of the family for a lot of us. Had lots to do with many of us and our early equipment. Changed watersports forever in many ways. We'll miss you Herb.

Heard the news via e-mail in a tribute from Gettommy's:

http://gettommys.com/?utm_content=pkbiggins%40hotmail.com&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=www.gettommys.com&utm_campaign=In%20Loving%20Memory%20of%20Herb%20O% 27Briencontent

KG's Supra24
11-01-2012, 02:26 PM
O'Brien, HO, Hyperlite, Ronix, Radar ..... He was, without a doubt, a key role in the watersports industry.

O'brien at age 22
http://www.wsia.net/web/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/6_12_276_img0021A-238x300.jpg

Radar Lake - his home, man made lake, and testing grounds.
http://www.sbcwakeboard.com/uploads/Image/Shared/wake/content/2011/December/Features/20111110-IMG_0060.jpg

http://wakedition.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/518321365_7de9ac9255_z.jpg

O'brien with his son Paul
http://www.sbcwakeboard.com/uploads/Image/Shared/wake/content/2012/October/20061121-_N2N4956.jpg

Rest in Peace Herb O'Brien

New Guy
11-01-2012, 04:36 PM
RIP!

I would kill for my home lake to be RADAR

EricU
11-01-2012, 11:15 PM
One of the family for a lot of us. Had lots to do with many of us and our early equipment. Changed watersports forever in many ways. We'll miss you Herb...

Wow, in my case that is an understatement as I grew up with O'brian skis and then HO when they were new and I was around 10 years old! (Yes Fat Old and Bald is more than a hobby with me)

After blowing out my knee and my orthopedic surgeon told me to stop skiing, I changed over to wakeboarding on a Hyperlite, which I stil have and ride.

And I didnít even know he was affiliated with Ronix and Radar.

There are many stories about the guy, but you have to admit, he was all in!! RIP

Eric.