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Old    Randy Aubuchon (aubuchon03)      Join Date: May 2007       03-15-2010, 2:28 PM Reply   
Ok so I am trying to find out what Oneill vest is the best. I am looking at both non-uscga vest for the boat, and USCGA vest for when I hit the cable. Whats your thoughts on the Oneill vest lineup?
Old    David (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-15-2010, 2:46 PM Reply   
Checkmate
Old    Ben Wilcox (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-15-2010, 3:19 PM Reply   
^Check and mate.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       03-15-2010, 6:29 PM Reply   
great vests
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-15-2010, 6:38 PM Reply   
the whole oneill line up is solid.

my favorite is the gooru. its such a comfortable vest. its been out since 05/06 and now every brand now offers a knock off this year.
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       03-15-2010, 7:33 PM Reply   
Mitch,
Are you still working in a wakeboard shop ?
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       03-15-2010, 8:32 PM Reply   
agreed on the gooru.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-15-2010, 8:35 PM Reply   
Checkmate (current)
if you can find the old Boost vest, best one over... I found a few on ebay like 2 years ago and bought them so I have a nice stash for a while
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-15-2010, 9:01 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walt View Post
Mitch,
Are you still working in a wakeboard shop ?
yeah. Im working at California Marinesports in Suisun City
Old    Adam Barry (adambarry)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-15-2010, 9:31 PM Reply   
I have the 07 Vapor and I love that thing but they don't make it anymore and I outgrew it. The checkmate is real nice but doesn't float as much as the 07 Vapor did. A bit more mobility though
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       03-16-2010, 5:48 AM Reply   
Mitch,

I need to pick up a new vest too before summer. Shoot me your work number please.
Old    Randy Aubuchon (aubuchon03)      Join Date: May 2007       03-16-2010, 7:50 AM Reply   
thanks guys - sounds like its a solid buy for the comp(s). Has anyone tried any of their USCGA vests such as the Revenge, Law, Assault, or Hybrid? If so whats everyones 2-cents on these?
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-16-2010, 10:08 AM Reply   
After all these years and having owned almost all of the O'neill non-CGA vests I still think the Outlaw is the best. I like having a buckle so it doesn't slide up on crashes and I'm still a fan of being able to put on a vest without having to feel like you're putting a condom on.
Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-16-2010, 10:34 AM Reply   
I have both a law and revenge on my boat. I like the look and feel of upper part of the revenge better, but the law is more flexible. Can't see needing a noncga when you have the law.
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-16-2010, 2:48 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walt View Post
Mitch,

I need to pick up a new vest too before summer. Shoot me your work number please.
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it wont let me send you a PM. im not in on wednesdays. 707-864-4007
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-16-2010, 2:51 PM Reply   
i just got some backorder stuff from oneill today and the new Revenge Comp is so sick. i almost picked one up, but we also got new colors of the gooru and i had to stick with the gooru. i love it too much.

the tnt is also a sick vest that is over looked. great impact protection and it doesnt absorb any water. also its a side entry but the zipper is in the fron so its not up in your arm pit like a jet pilot or helium. much more comfortable
Old    Ricardo (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       03-16-2010, 2:55 PM Reply   
Mitch,how is the Law?
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-16-2010, 3:13 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunz View Post
Mitch,how is the Law?
for a CGA vest i think it by far the most comfortable. its not super think and square like most vests. its designed to fit the body right. also the foam is spliced and stitched in so you dont get drifting foam like most brands get. and the glideskin makes the vest dry really quick and makes it so you never chafe if you are swimming with it on.
Old    Randy Aubuchon (aubuchon03)      Join Date: May 2007       03-17-2010, 10:21 AM Reply   
Thanks for the info - all good reads.

I am in-between on the Revenge and the Checkmate for Comps. I had the Jetpilot F22 which I thought is very comparable to the Gooru - just didn't care for the "putting on a condom" operating procedure every time. As for USCGA - still fighting between the Law or the price-friendly Assault.
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-17-2010, 10:40 AM Reply   
The Law is the best vest I've ever owned. Had the outlaw before that.
Old    Joe Pinkston (BigTEX)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-17-2010, 11:05 AM Reply   
I've had the TNT for the past two seasons and absolutely love it. It is about as close as you can get to the classic boost vests.
Old    Tyler Steeb (tsteeb)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-18-2010, 11:00 AM Reply   
Another one for the law, got it for xmas last year and love it, i haven't used a non coast guard vest before, but i cant see how you could get much better than the law.
Old    Sippi (sippi)      Join Date: Dec 2007       03-18-2010, 1:39 PM Reply   
I have the 2008 Guru and the 2007 Vapor. Love them both. I love how comfortable the guru is and it keeps me up, just not as much as the Vapor. If they would make the Vapor that was about 3" longer, it would be the PERFECT vest IMO. I love how much it floats me and how it feels, just don't like the 80's belly shirt look all the time. and I'm not a big guy, only 5'9"

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