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2007 Natural Wakeboard Reviews

March 3rd, 2008 · 5 Reviews

The Natural Obrien Wakeboards

Daniel Watkins-
After the debut season on the market, the Natural has already become one of the most innovative decks on the market. The legacy it has created only continues for 2007.

When designing this deck, our engineers sat down and worked the details out with Daniel Watkins. He wanted the board to have similar features to his last board, the Player. We pushed the limits with the already successful Player to create the Natural. For starters the molded fins were narrowed and/ or shortened to create less drag and let this deck build as much speed as possible. However this did not quite create the speed Daniel was looking for, so the chevron notches were introduced to the bottom of the board. Used in competition race boats for years, the chevrons help break water off the tail of the board making it ride higher and faster in the water. This gives you a 3-stage rocker board that adds many characteristics of a continuous rocker board, making it nearly compatible with any style of rider. The rails were fully rolled all the way up through and to the cupped rails, making the deck roll onto edge smoother for a more natural feeling. It also made the board more durable to sliders and kickers. Daniel loved the ultra smooth landings of the Player so we kept the same double concave in the middle of the board.

3-STAGE ROCKER– Large flat spot gives the board huge pop off the wake
8 MOLDED IN FINS– Excellent tracking and stability.
ANGLED CENTER CHANNELS– Speeds the board up by decreasing drag.
CUPPED RAILS– Super strong edge hold.
ELEVATED DECK AND GRAB RAILS– Gives the board strength, reduces weight, and gives the rider something to grab.

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5 reviews so far ↓

  • Boggie // Mar 5, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Sick board, but the price hurts the wallet. Not the softest landing but then I just got a slingshot wakeboard with a ride and feel all it’s own.


  • Taylor // Apr 25, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    Daniel Watkins has crafted a hit – perfect board to transition into from snowboarding.

  • Ben // Jul 3, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Chirps up to this board, some might not be able to handle the speed but it is hands down the best board that I have ever ridden. With so many other manufactures and styles the natural has built a cult following through tried and true design.

  • SimonSays // Sep 17, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    The board is super light, half the weight, incredibly thin and gets twice the pop compared to the Player I had.

    I know I will be able to really push my ability on this board, it is way above my skill level. What a corker, too bad it just doesn’t seem to snap off the wake, almost too light.

  • ChargeIt // Aug 26, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    This board has unbelievable edge hold. I’ve never felt such a hard edging board with the center fin dropped. The thing just throws buckets and is extremely stable both into the wake and on landings. The rocker is solid, delivering a good pop and the landings are a lot softer than the Parks board I usually ride. I’d recommend this for anyone who loves speed and laying out hard, carving turns and charging into the wake. The only thing the board didn’t excel on were any type of sliding surface tricks, or attempting to spin off the wake. Butters were doable, but more difficult than on other boards. This board is for speed and charging, as opposed to finesse.

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