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  1. #1
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    Default RIP Herb O'Brien

    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=pk...27Briencontent
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
    PWI
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



  2. #2
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    Mar 2010
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    Arkansas
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    O'Brien, HO, Hyperlite, Ronix, Radar ..... He was, without a doubt, a key role in the watersports industry.

    O'brien at age 22


    Radar Lake - his home, man made lake, and testing grounds.




    O'brien with his son Paul


    Rest in Peace Herb O'Brien
    2006 Supra 24SSV

  3. #3
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    Nov 2009
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    Kaukauna, WI - 3minutes from glass
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    RIP!

    I would kill for my home lake to be RADAR
    -Mark
    14 Mojo - Waiting patiently for my build date.
    02 Mobius LSV ---- Sold and always will be remembered as the one that started it all.

    "Hey you only live once"

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    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.

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