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Old    robertt            09-13-2005, 5:55 AM Reply   
No shops around here:-(

I have a comp vest, but want something approved to keep me floating a bit better.

I thought I needed an XXL, but the last XXL I bought was way too big.

In a perfect world, I would want it made of the material that absorbs water much less than the traditional neoprene.

I am 6'5", 240lbs, 36" waist, 49" chest...any ideas from you larger guys?????

My brand new Hyperlite vest seems to have been lost in the summer gear swap that seems to take place.

thanks
Old    Jeff Moore (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-13-2005, 7:10 AM Reply   
I wore my Oneil XL for two seasons at 6'2" 250, 36 waist, 50ish chest. Was a little tight, but worked. I'm smaller now (6'2", 190, 32 waist, extra small chest and arms!)and the vest fits nice, seems like maybe an ONeil XXL for ya?
Old    mango (mango)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-13-2005, 7:59 AM Reply   
maybe a XXL JP Stance
Old    BG WCC (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       09-13-2005, 8:48 AM Reply   
I am a big boy, 250lbs and I have the Oneil Outlaw, and the 04 Oneil Vapor. I like both of them, I am ridin with the Outlaw more cuz the vapor comp vest comes up on a good fall. My lil bro has the 05 and says he has not had problems with it.
Old    Andrew Kelley (tws_andrew)      Join Date: May 2004       09-13-2005, 10:03 AM Reply   
I am in the same boat. Have the 05 Oneil Outlaw XXL and my prob is that in warm water it gets too big. I am 6'5" and 250. 36 waist and 50 chest. Cannot find anything good. If you find something let me know. Seems my old body glove from 99 was the best
Old    David (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       09-13-2005, 1:17 PM Reply   
Exactly the same size as you. I hate my Vapor (XXL) - maybe because it's too big. Comes up on every fall. Terrible.

I ride a JetPilot XL/XXL now - it's a couple years old - black non-CGA side entry. Best vest I've owned and fits perfectly.
Old    robertt            09-13-2005, 2:40 PM Reply   
I have a comp vest, but I sink like a dang rock. It is a "Punk Vest", pretty cool looking but I have to hold my breath while waiting for the boat to come back.

Do these other vests have enough flotation to keep you up?
Old    BG WCC (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       09-13-2005, 3:18 PM Reply   
My Outlaw floats my fat @$$ just fine!.
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-13-2005, 4:58 PM Reply   
6'0 225 and I ride with the XL Jet Pilot Assault, hands down, the best vest I ever rode with.
Old    Scott Taylor (taylormade)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-13-2005, 6:05 PM Reply   
6'1" 220 and I bought a JetPilot XL Cell Block (CGA) and I love it but wish I'd bought a L instead. It's just a WEE too bit big. No problems floating me though, and way more flexibility than my old school Jobe.
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-13-2005, 6:34 PM Reply   
oppps, meant i had the cell block, and agree with scott, i could have went with the large.
Old    Chris R (crracer)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-13-2005, 6:44 PM Reply   
I'm rocking the new white jet pilot Ricky G vest. Not coast approved but sick none the less. Im 2 bills
Thanks Wakeworld
Old    jpkoy            09-14-2005, 5:27 PM Reply   
colin wright makes some good vest for big guys
Old    Kellan Scheiris (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-14-2005, 10:05 PM Reply   
if you want to float dont get the A-10....i have one and its slick....but floats worth crap

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