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Eight.3 Ballast Bags VS Fly High Pro X Series Ballast Bags

Posted on January 23rd, 2014 by | posted in Gear

This is an excellent way to push products to market and Ronix should be grateful for the opportunity to compete with the undisputed champion of the world, Fly High. I do not see this as a battle of brands but more of a battle between two of the water sports industries leading men. In the south corner we have Paul O’Brien and in the North corner, a world barefoot champion, Mike Seipel.

Eight.3, is an entirely new way to fill and drain ballast bags. It is incredibly fast but there is more. Ronix, the men and women behind this new product line are fully engaged in what their riders and customers really needed. These things are build for speed and that is exactly what they will provide. The only downer we have is that the system does allow for a little more water to drip into the boat while filling and draining. This is due to the massive volume that runs into the sac when the 3700 gph pump is connected and disconnected to the bag. Turns out we can live with this. Even if we stopped to clean up a little water we are still a rider ahead of the boat next to us. For that we are great full and joyous.

Rumor Alert: Dallas Friday Rides Ronix Wakeboards

Posted on September 26th, 2013 by | posted in General

On September 25th Dallas Friday posted the image above on her instagram account with the hash tags, Sunset #parkscamber. This is the new 2014 Ronix Parks Camber Wakeboard but was she riding it? Does this mean that Dallas is finally done with O’Brien Wakeboards?

My Dream Wake Package Contest Announced

Posted on September 5th, 2013 by | posted in Contests

Bend, OR. – WakeMAKERS.com is now carrying wakeboards and other hardgoods and wants you to celebrate the expansion with them! Don’t wait for Santa to bring you the raddest Wakesurf or Wakeboard package for Christmas – WakeMAKERS.com is giving two away for FREE with their “My Dream Wake Package” contest. All you need to do to (possibly) be a winner is pick out your dream 2014 wakeboard or wakesurf package from Liquid Force or Ronix and share it on social media. Sounds too easy right?

Ronix Eight.3 Plug and Play Bag Video from WakeMakers.com

Posted on August 13th, 2013 by | posted in Gear, Wakesurfing

Finally, the wake boat industry has a wake enhancing product on the market that is designed by a Wakeboard / Wakesurf manufacturer. WakeMakers.com announced last week that the new Ronix Eight.3 Plug and Play ballast bags are now in stock. They look amazing but what everyone wants to know is… When will those telescope bags arrive? WakeMakers said not to worry. It is looking like the first week of September before they will see a delivery to their Bend, Oregon warehouse.

Ronix Wakeboards Announces Lake Ronix in Florida

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by | posted in Industry Press Releases

In 1968 Herb O’Brien started his dream of a waterman’s sanctuary where the best athletes in skiing would swerve, jump and trick in his backyard at Radar Lake outside of Seattle, WA. Over the next 6 years he designed countless new products there, records were shattered, and despite the random hospital runs everybody had a blast living out the new lifestyle of watersports. Shop Ronix Wakeboards, Ronix Wakesurf Boards and Ronix Wakeboard Vests

Radar lake: Where history is made.

Posted on December 3rd, 2012 by | posted in General

Near Seattle Washington, Lake O’Brien, sits nestled in a scenic stretch of cascading hills and giant green fir trees. You may know it better as Radar Lake. Many have sat on the shores and witnessed wakeboarding history being made. Since 2007 the Ronix wakeboarding team has called the property home. Herb’s home overlooked the water and he was the man behind it’s magic.

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Ronix 8.3 Ballast On The Way!

Posted on November 14th, 2012 by | posted in Announcements, Gear, Wakesurfing

Ronix/Square One have decided to become a big part of the wakeboard & wake surf ballast game. Safe to say their plans are to do anything but change the way we think about ballast! Check out the video!

2009 Ronix Wakeboard Boot Technology Explained

Posted on January 23rd, 2009 by | posted in General

2009 Ronix Wakeboard Boots

From the beginning, Ronix has done amazing things for wakeboard boots. In fact, one could even argue that they are single handedly responsible for the mainstream adoption of closed-toe wakeboard boots. Even though it’s been a short 3 years since they released their first collection of product, Ronix is upping the ante again for 2009 by completely redesigning most of their wakeboard boot technology.

Wakeside.com posted a summary of the tech included in the new Ronix kicks that we found interesting, so we thought we would summarize some of the most noteable features.

2009 Ronix Wakeboard Boots

Hit the jump to read through the changes Ronix has made for 2009.

Ronix Rider Megan Ethell Is The Best Wakeboarder You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted on October 1st, 2008 by | posted in General

There’s a reason you’ve probably never heard of Megan Ethell; she’s only 11 years old. Just because she can’t drive legally, isn’t even in middle school yet, and her Ronix Krush Wakeboard is almost as tall as she is, doesn’t mean she can’t rip on a wakeboard.

Ethell is sponsored by Ronix Wakeboards and can be found regularly at OWC putting on a show and teaching the boys a thing or two.

Check out the video after the jump to see exactly what the next generation of wakeboarding is going to look like. Just keep in mind that she has a few more years to grow up, which is only going to make her a better rider.

Build Your Own Wakeboard Package and Save 10% at Wakeside

Posted on September 26th, 2008 by | posted in Deals, Gear, General

Sure, the water is getting a little colder and the days aren’t quite as long, but now is the best time of the year to save on wakeboarding gear. Many manufacturers only change the graphics on their boards from one year to the next, which makes picking up a new kit at the end of the season even more attractive.

Wakeside.com is going one step further by offering an additional 10% off closeout prices on any 2008 board and boot paired together. That means you can get package pricing on that Ronix One Wakeboard/One boot combo you’ve been eying. Or how does a Liquid Force Substance & Watson Boot Package for $336.50 sound?

If that’s got your attention, here’s what you need to know:

  • Add any 2008 wakeboard and 2008 boot to your cart to be eligible for the discount.
  • During checkout, enter the coupon PACKAGES to automatically receive the discount.
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