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Old    Blueliner (Blueliner)      Join Date: Sep 2013       08-02-2014, 4:55 AM Reply   
I have a couple of Jet Pilot vests that don't seem to hold myself or my sons up after a fall. We are doubling them up, I have to swim with my arms to keep my head out of the water when wearing only one. I am wondering if anyone can recommend a vest that is known to be extra buoyant. You see we are very new to this sport and fall quit a lot. A better vest would give me more confidence. I am 5'11" 190 lbs. Thanks

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Old    Corey Shidler (CRS_mi)      Join Date: Jul 2011       08-02-2014, 5:48 AM Reply   
I assume you're wearing comp vests then which are really only to help with impact. If you want to float, buy a CGA vest. Most brands have CGA vests now that are very comfortable and not restrictive.
Old    Jamie Corvin (Bumpass1)      Join Date: Oct 2010       08-03-2014, 6:29 AM Reply   
I use a Ronix One CGA vest. It floats me just fine. I don't notice any restrictions in movement or anything. Its comfortable and dries quickly. I like it !!
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-03-2014, 9:58 AM Reply   
A barefoot wetsuit offers protection from falls warmth and you float like a cork.
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       08-03-2014, 10:09 AM Reply   
I have the oneill techno comp vest and it floats me pretty well. But I wouldn't want to be knocked out in it.
As well as a rockstar comp vest by body glove on the boat, that vest is just about as buoyant as a normal vest.
Old     (parkerbomar)      Join Date: Aug 2013       08-04-2014, 10:50 AM Reply   
I have a side entry JetPilot CGA and its thin and floats.
Old     (boarderrr)      Join Date: Jul 2014       08-04-2014, 6:02 PM Reply   
Your probably using a comp vest. Comp vest have minimal flotation. Get a Coast Guard Approved vest. (CGA)

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