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Old    Chad Wheeler (malibu73)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-06-2006, 7:24 PM Reply   
This might be a dumb question but, whats the difference between a USCG vest and a comp one? Im assuming that USCG keeps you afloat better? is that all?
Old    Kevin Daniels (ride_cwb)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-06-2006, 7:30 PM Reply   
ha i got the new a-10 attack vest for my b-day yeah if you cant swim you sink its funny watching the chicks on the boat try to master it. i find just stand in the water the board right under you and ur fine theyre more comftorable and give you a different attitude and you look way sweeter on the water. of course they cost around 125 sha
Old    Big E. (wakesetter101)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-06-2006, 7:40 PM Reply   
I had that same question. I was told by a dealer that "it doesnt hold you up as well as the approved vest, and in the state of NC you can get a ticket for using one that is not approved".

I will be using the USCG approved one that will hold me up in case i get myself knocked out after one on my many falls. But its all up to you in my book.
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-06-2006, 7:40 PM Reply   
looking way sweeter is what matters once you knock yourself out trying that big invert or 5...
Old    Chad Wheeler (malibu73)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-06-2006, 7:58 PM Reply   
you can still look cool under water right?
Old    hyperlite_m            08-06-2006, 7:59 PM Reply   
yeah i have an a-10 attack and i love it u don't sink that bad but u don't float that well.... i've been lucky when i have fallen hard and gotten hurt i was wearing a hyperlite USCG vest...
Old    j8711            08-06-2006, 8:45 PM Reply   
I have an a-10 but don't use it anymore for fear of getting knocked out or hurt badly. It's enough of a struggle to keep your head above water with it on, let alone if you get injured. USCGA vest is the way I go now ever since my injury. To each his own, but I'd rather not have to struggle to keep from drowning if I get hurt again. If you want to buy an a-10, I'll sell you mine...
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-06-2006, 9:56 PM Reply   
One you you live.....

Let the air out of your lungs then see if you float well.

If you had to ask this question...noncga probably isn't for you.
Old    i_ride_that            08-06-2006, 10:24 PM Reply   
Overheard: If our vests were rappers they'd be tupac and yours would be will smith. In reference to the outlaw vs. uscga
Old    wakemark (waketac)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-07-2006, 5:09 AM Reply   
I'm kind of irritated: Does that mean take a CGA because Tupac is dead or take a NonCGA because Smith sucks.
Not a good comparison anyway. There are very good CGA vests and less good NonCGA and the other way around.
If You've ever been unconscious in the water or looking for a friend that was, You will take a vest that floats.
Tupac rules. Surely would even more if not dead.
Old    Eagle Jackson (eaglejackson)      Join Date: Oct 2004       08-07-2006, 10:13 AM Reply   
I have both an A-10 (comp vest) and an O'Neill Law (CGA). I typically wear the A-10 with my dry suit in the winter and the Law in the summer. The Law is very comfortable for a CGA. It's just not worth the risk to me to ride with the A-10 unless I have the extra flotation of the dry suit.
Old    RJ Flake (deltawakerider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       08-07-2006, 11:27 AM Reply   
hey wakemark i think "the roam board" means...tupac=outlaw and will smith=safty (he doesnt cuss in his songs) its a great comparison if u look at it that way...tupac will live 4 ever in my ears!!!

FBA all day!!

(Message edited by deltawakerider on August 07, 2006)


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