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 Post subject: PFD for kitesurfing?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:00 pm 
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I recently had to self rescue and looking to get a PFD. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: PFD for kitesurfing?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:07 pm 
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I like the NPX Immortal .... has a hole in the front for the hook and stays in one place .. I hardly know I have it on ...........


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 Post subject: Re: PFD for kitesurfing?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:23 pm 
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I'd like an emergency pfd kinda like planes use, tucked into the fabric of my harness, if it were possible without being cumbersome. A one-time use sort of thing, so if for some reason you really were in a dicey situation, you could pull it and have some flotation.


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 Post subject: Re: PFD for kitesurfing?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Just get one of the billabong big wave wet suits


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 Post subject: Re: PFD for kitesurfing?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:40 pm 
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Grease-Monkey wrote:
Just get one of the billabong big wave wet suits


That's cool. Already have a wetsuit though. Looking for a PFD. I use a waist harness btw.


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 Post subject: Re: PFD for kitesurfing?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:45 pm 
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I wear a Mystic impact shield with a built in harness. It is not an approved PFD, but I do almost all deep water kiting and it gives me plenty of flotation. I am not sure if they still make the one I have with the harness built in, but an impact shield might be an option for what you are looking for. Mine is pretty comfortable and now I actually prefer it to just a harness.


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 Post subject: Re: PFD for kitesurfing?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:16 pm 
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adamj2281 wrote:
I'd like an emergency pfd kinda like planes use, tucked into the fabric of my harness, if it were possible without being cumbersome. A one-time use sort of thing, so if for some reason you really were in a dicey situation, you could pull it and have some flotation.


You probably could wear one of the CO2 inflatable vests for this - would have to have it strapped on all the time, but don't think it would get in the way - just don't get one of the ones that has the auto inflate feature :)


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 Post subject: Re: PFD for kitesurfing?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:18 pm 
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rocktor wrote:
Grease-Monkey wrote:
Just get one of the billabong big wave wet suits


That's cool. Already have a wetsuit though. Looking for a PFD. I use a waist harness btw.


I have the Neil Pryde 'High Hook' - it is marginally comfortable when I use a waist harness, is Very comfortable when using a seat harness.


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 Post subject: Re: PFD for kitesurfing?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:39 pm 
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here you go....

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It's a CO2 powered pillow for those fuck me moments---always have worn one, from the early 80s windsurfing, though kiting till now...

I do still kite, I'll have you know...

anyway, you can find these in Fishing/outdoor emporiums (Bass Pro Shops in the USA)

just strap it on and swing it around back---- there if you need it but unnoticeable when you don't

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 Post subject: Re: PFD for kitesurfing?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:51 pm 
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I use the kitesurf vest from ProMotion. It works great under any harness. Very good performance.


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