That´s what I thought too and ordered one for my wife and one for me1968 wrote:I think its money well spend for the peace of mind that youll have a Toy to rest on while your shwimming back to shore.
Not necessarily knocking the invention... just a little skeptical on it's use for kitesurfing and windsurfing. I already use a pfd and with my harness with the safety attached ... I can't imagine having another thing wrapped around me. The video wasn't convincing either... I don't think it inflated to enough psi for my liking. If you're surfing or SUP then you already have a floatation device with you. If you're kitesurfing in big surf with it then it's probably gonna get ripped right off your body after you wipe out... but even if it doesn't if you're in big surf you know how to take care of yourself I'm sure.mike dubs wrote: Interesting to see people knock it, perhaps they havent read all the innovation awards its got.
I don't think most of you get what the Restube is for. It's for a real emergency.Flight Time wrote:You probably have enough things to keep your mind occupied while reeling in your lines while keeping your board from floating away, and self-rescuing with the kite in hand, that thing would be just getting in the way at that point. I guess the only situation it would really benefit you in is if you had to completely release the kite and you were a couple miles offshore, or a bad swimmer in really heavy chop or whitewater.
One real emergency is when you can't release the kite because it's death looping you're being dragged underwater like a fishing lure and you need floatation to keep your head above water. Another real emergency is if you are knocked unconscious from a hard hit and need something to keep your head above water.gmb13 wrote:I don't think most of you get what the Restube is for. It's for a real emergency.
+1 for the good old lifevest. I am always surprised safety flotation seems to come up less than helmets even. Full time, or emergency deployable floatation always sound like a good idea to me.hmattar wrote:Good old lifevest helped me alot yesterday.
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