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#1 Mon, Jun 14, 2010 1:58 PM

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Looking for a life vest advice

Hi all slalom skiers

First, Thanks for the ski advice I got from you all some time ago!
I am happy after my first three slalom evenings this season!

Now I need an advice for a vest and kindly ask for your experiences?

My criteria’s are:
- Reasonable safe (does not need to be coast guard approved but not too far of)
- Easy to wear during a run
- Some impact protection as long as it does not become an obstacle
- Few zippers and buckles (if any) that disturbs or hinders.
- Dry rather quickly

I am still a beginner but am prepared to purchase a dedicated slalom vest at high quality (price).

Grateful for advices and discussions around this topic!

Peter


Life is too short not to enjoy every day. Living well is the best revenge!

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#2 Mon, Jun 14, 2010 2:26 PM

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Re: Looking for a life vest advice

EAGLE vests you can get them from h2oproshop.com


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#3 Mon, Jun 14, 2010 3:08 PM

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Re: Looking for a life vest advice

I was in the same place as you a month and a half ago.  Looked at all the options and decided on the Radar Strada Impact Vest.  Love it. 

I wanted a comp vest with buoyancy and protection.  I had some major thoracic surgery a few years ago and am very protective of my chest now.  I was afraid of going to a non coast guard approved vest.  I've had two really good chest pounding wipeouts with the Strada and didn't feel a thing.  Very happy with my choice.

Brian
PS. I think it looks cool too!

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#4 Mon, Jun 14, 2010 6:02 PM

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Re: Looking for a life vest advice

HO syndicate Candidate comp if you can find one.  It is the sweetest vest i have ever put on.  THe molded kind stay in place better than the neoprene kind.  I have an O'neill Outlaw (neoprene), and it has been good for years, but this new HO vest is awesome.   I have been trying to get one from the local dealer, but they are way backordered.

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#5 Mon, Jun 14, 2010 8:06 PM

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Re: Looking for a life vest advice

^^I also have a Oniel outlaw and i really like it.  It is really comfortable and hindrance free while still floating rather well.


Travis

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#6 Mon, Jun 14, 2010 8:33 PM

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Re: Looking for a life vest advice

If you like the outlaw, check out the O'neill Guru comp vest.  I have two.  No zippers and fits great.

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