The year was 1991 and HO Skis released the first ever compression molded Wakeboard, it was called the Hyperlite and our brand was born.
In 1992 a new Hyperlite shape was constructed with the help of Eric Perez and Darin Shapiro. The Hyperlite Pro had more Phasers, sharper rails and a Tip Channel helping the board ride switch or backwards.
Wakeboarding Magazine released their premier issue in the summer of 1993 featuring Hyperlite Team Rider Darin Shapiro on the cover, it was official - The sport of Wakeboarding had arrived!
1994 was a busy season, all the buzz was focused on Wakeboards & Wakeboarding, this is our brochure cover that season, followed by the spread detailing the Perez Signature and Shapiro Pro Model Wakeboards.
By the summer of 1995 board designs were evolving rapidly and Hyperlite introduced our first Twin Tip wakeboards, the Twin HC and the Twin B.A.F.F. but we referred to them as Twin Tails. This was also the year Hyperlite signed Shaun Murray to the team, a relationship that would become the longest professional sponsorship in Wakeboard history.
If you were Wakeboarding in the late 1990s you remember the epic BoardStock gatherings on Lake Shasta, in 1997 Shaun Murray won the double up contest and hoisted his Pro Model Hyperlite above the cheering crowd.