|I'm fairly new to the sport but i am confused about non approved and approved vests. I want to get a wake vest and get rid of the geeky nylon thing. Do non approved vests provide some flotation or do they just protect from sliders and impact things. My dad says only approved b/c of safety (flotation), but they seem more bulkier than non app. |
any advice/suggestions would be awesome.
|just go approved, they are more comfortable in my opinion because you actually float. My friends NA vest barely floats, I have to work to keep my head above water, if I let air out of my lungs, head will go below... some NA vests are fine but its all what you prefer, I dont ride worse with my "bulky" approved vest compared to my friends rashguard tight ncga vest|
|I have an Oneill Outlaw (non approved) and it floats me just and I weight about 190lbs. Not sure the difference between A and NA but my vest is comfy and it works great. I have some other vests that I keep in my boat for guests that I got at costco (JOBE) that I believe are approved. They were cheap ($35??) that seem to work out well but are just a bit thicker. |
|Just by CGA and get used to it. Not quite as comfy but you won't lose mobility. I do handle passes on a majority of my tricks and It never restricts me. Better to be safe than sorry.|
|By Todd (ctpj) on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 7:27 am:
|My vote is for my Ripcurl Stealth - Great vest. Non USCG Approved though.|
|You need a USCG approved vest for everyone aboard your boat. Buying a USCG approved vest for wakeboarding means you don't have to carry an extra vest. |
In Califorina anyone being pulled by a boat must wear a USCG approved vest.
|Jamie - I've got a large JP S1 Neo for sale if you are looking.|
|what chest size is the large?|