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Old 03-17-2011, 12:10 PM
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Skiing Life Jacket

So, I used to use an old life jacket back in the day to ski...(no not an orange over the shoulder one!!!)

I did borrow someone else's shorty with it built in and that was awesome....Still have an old wet suit (No built in floatation) but I am not sure I am going to break it out any more... (NEON PINK, YELLOW, PURPLE AND GREEN! - Yikes; what was I thinkin)

Any suggestions on what to use now? Doesnt have to be the best, just repectable. Last time I bought one was in the late 80s early 90s

Thx in advance.
Cj
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:35 PM
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Probably could have found and bought one in the time it took to ask the question... lol

http://www.the-house.com/vest.html?r...temsperpage=80
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:25 PM
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I have the O'Neill Assault. I love it. the Lumbar Support built in is really nice... Works great seeing my back is iffy from an old injury.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:32 PM
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What type of vest? Free / open water Skiing? Course skiing? Competition vest? CGA / Non CGA?
Wake board vest? As you can see there are a lot of different style vest now on the market. If you can, go into a few local stores / ski shops and try them on before you buy. If you are near a Costco Store, they sell a good all use HO vest for around $40.00.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:44 PM
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What type of vest? Free / open water Skiing? Course skiing? Competition vest? CGA / Non CGA?
Wake board vest? As you can see there are a lot of different style vest now on the market. If you can, go into a few local stores / ski shops and try them on before you buy. If you are near a Costco Store, they sell a good all use HO vest for around $40.00.

Pretty much a born again novice. No compeition. Just a local lakes and such...
I will do more research, but rather than shooting blind I was hoping for some insight...
thanks
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:21 PM
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Pretty much a born again novice. No competition. Just a local lakes and such...
I will do more research, but rather than shooting blind I was hoping for some insight...
thanks
cj
For good recreational usage, these are good HO vest for a inexpensive price.

http://www.costco.com/Common/Categor...=en-US&topnav=

Sorry about the long web address.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:11 PM
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Your best bet is to go down and try some on and see what's most comfortable for you. I've had good luck with O'neil
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:13 PM
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I bought one of these two years ago and said to myself, "this is one of the single best investments I have made for waterskiing."

Getting pulled out of the water with a comp vest is only second to going without. An enormous difference vis. a full USCG approved jacket. However, it is important to note, just that fact--this is a flotation device and NOT USCG approved.

http://www.oneill.com/#/men/americac...mp_vest/black/
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So, I used to use an old life jacket back in the day to ski...(no not an orange over the shoulder one!!!)

I did borrow someone else's shorty with it built in and that was awesome....Still have an old wet suit (No built in floatation) but I am not sure I am going to break it out any more... (NEON PINK, YELLOW, PURPLE AND GREEN! - Yikes; what was I thinkin)

Any suggestions on what to use now? Doesnt have to be the best, just repectable. Last time I bought one was in the late 80s early 90s

Thx in advance.
Cj
You mean this wet suit????
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:01 PM
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Worse....

Add neon pink....
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