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Slappysan
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Re: Lifejacket or no lifejacket?

Postby Slappysan » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:11 pm

I wear this one from Liquid Force:

http://liquidforcekites.com/product/imp ... ts/luxury/

I like that the floatation is all up in the chest and back and I barely notice it over my wetsuit.

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Re: Lifejacket or no lifejacket?

Postby tommeltot » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:48 pm

Or PFD - No PFD?

I've worn an impact vest in the past but much prefer the twofold job of a PFD (Personal Flotation Device)

Been using a maui Magic one since day 1 but the zip is now regularly sticking with the salt/corrosion and the elastic of it's cumberbund is stretched. I've been looking at replacing it with the Neil Pryde Elite Bouyancy Aid. Seen here under the 'sailing' section of:

http://www.cleatsandblocks.co.uk/neil-p ... y-aid.html

Or the Crewsaver Kite Bouyancy Aid seen at:

http://www.crew-safe.co.uk/acatalog/Cre ... y-Aid.html

Also all three mentioned are 'CE' approved. An important consideration in my books.


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