O’Brien System 135 vs. 140 Wakeboard Review
Are you a boat rider seeking a trustworthy, consistent ride? Look no further than O’Brien’s Rome and Exclusive wakeboards. The signature boards of the second generation by Jeff Langley and O’Brien are the best range of the brand. The fabricants occasionally push beyond wakeboards possibilities with unique outcomes. New materials, thin profiles, and asymmetrical constructions can merge uniquely. Cory Teunissen and Jeff Langley sought a board capable of meeting the highly demanding requirements in competitions.
O’Brien Rome Wakeboard 2021
After thousands of hours of designing, planning, and extreme wakeboarding, we have “Rome” and “Exclusive,” two masterpieces for a comprehensive analysis that will show us which one is best. One day, an outstanding athlete like Jeff Langley came with the daring idea of increasing the lifting over the wake. This was a tough challenge, and “Rome” fabricants accepted it. The very rare 5-stage rocker configuration is an accomplishment in physics and design. Also, the center spine through all wakeboard structures gives extra control and dissipates a large amount of energy in impacts.
Availability on wide fuller tip shape (tip and tail adapted to the 5-stage rocker profile and customized fins and channels).
Model/Size: Rome 138
- Wakeboard size 138 cm | rocker size (in) 2.3 | stance range (in) 22-26 | width (in) 17.2 | weight (lbs) 140-220
Model/Size: Rome 143
- Wakeboard size 143 cm | rocker size(in) 2.44 | stance range (in) 23-27 | width (in) 17.4 | weight (lbs) upto 170-250
The Feather CoreTM configuration with extra-flex adapts really well to high stress. Wakeboard fatigue is avoided successfully. The delta base construction gives adequate strength and allows clean performance over wakes.
“Rome” presents us with a design merged with its build. The “Chevron” customized channels, “Flank 0.7” fin setup, and center spine reduce excessive “traction” through wakes. The black and grey stripes, red edges, and sober graphics give a futuristic identity to this avant-garde masterpiece.
This wakeboard has a specific stance range configuration. “Access,” “Sector,” and other high-end bindings.
- Availability on wide fuller tip shape (tip and tail adapted to the 5-stage rocker profile).
- 5-stage rocker profile.
- Feather CoreTM.
- “Chevron” customized channels with the central spine.
- “Flank 0.7” fin setup.
- Extra flex.
- Jeff Langley’s pro model board.
O’Brien Exclusive Wakeboard 2021
This ultimate model has some differences from “Rome.” The three-stage rocker manages the water flow to get more “pop” effect on wakes. Also, the variable beveled edge configures a softer surface in the board’s belly and a sharper shape in the tip and the tail. A narrower profile and the “Flank 0.7” fins’ setup were thought to add acceleration.
Certainly, this was a battle of titans. “Rome” is a unique masterpiece in every single aspect. The physics daring management and the 5-stage rocker fully adapted are great achievements. The build and design variation of “Rome” will be considered in the fabrication of future models.
Availability on narrow tip shape (tip and tail adapted to central spine and deeper channels).
- Wakeboard size 136 cm | rocker size (in) 2.3 | stance range (in) 22-26 | width (in) 16.95
- Wakeboard size 141 cm | rocker size(in) 2.4 | stance range (in) 23-27 | width (in) 17.15
- Available on narrow tip shape (tip and tail adapted to central spine and deeper channels).
- Three-stage rocker.
- Feather CoreTM.
- “Chevron” customized and deeper channels.
- “Flank 0.7” fin setup.
- Variable beveled edge.
- “Flank 0.7” fins’ setup.
- Cory Teunissen’s pro model board.
Final thoughts / Conclusion
Indeed, this was a battle of titans. “Rome” is a unique masterpiece in every single aspect. The physics daring management and the 5-stage rocker fully adapted are great achievements. The build and design variation of “Rome” is considered in the fabrication of future models.
If we consider the overall possibilities of this model, its price is a little bit higher. However, an aggressive and beautiful “razor” like Exclusive can’t go unnoticed. The special configuration and “Flank 0.7” fins’ setup will give us strong emotions in wakeboarding. Also, the expanded horizons of “Rome” offer new ways in riding styles and push boundaries for every practitioner. For that reason, “Rome” may be a daring but correct choice.