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    life vest

    Ok, guys. I am in the market for a high impact life vest after last weekends departure at 75 on the rxp. It was not pretty.
    I have looked at Life Line, Jet Pilot, O,Neill, and another i cant remember the name.

    Do any of you know of other options to look at, so that i can make my final choice. I need to make order soon so that i can get back on my ski.
    Also, do any of you have a lifeline jacket, and are they bulky or any other comments about them. They are damm expensive but after last weekend price is not an issue. I like the neck support and lower back support of the lifeline but not sure if is too big of a jacket.

    thanks.
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    NObody knows of some other brand of high speed jackets?????????????
    Anyone with a lifeline jacket give your imput.

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    Boy.....It's so quiet out there, I can here the crickets! Sorry my friend, I Don't have any input on those vests. I would be interested in some feed back as well. I was tossed last year at around 65 mph, felt like a rag doll. Glad you Were'nt seriously hurt.

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    Heya Skoepp sorry to hear about your accident man... that had to suck!

    I have personally only ever used Jetpilot and they have worked for me. I have 1 of their old Rev jackets. Its a side entry with a good 2 inches of padding on it. It says right on the front that it is rated for 100mph.

    I used to use this jacket when racing back in the day ,97-98, and it totally saved me quite a few times. Suffice to say even though I dont race anymore I only wear Jetpilot life jackets becasue of how effective they are.

    I am sure lifeline jackets are also great as their comp jackets.

    Feel better soon

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    I also just bought a jet pilot and am very happy with it. Besides the fact that they look awesome there also really comfy. I got tossed hard last week jumping some big wakes and it did its job well

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    billanbong has a lifejacket for big wave surfing.. its great it seems to have wierd padding in wierd places but it protects the vital places. the one i used was a full pull over it was the best fitting and most comfortable life jacket i hve put on... its not as buoyant as the standard waverunner jackets but it takes all the impact when falling. great jacket for high speeds IMO

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    I know most jet pilot ones are not USGA approved, and those are the only type of jackets I get ( usga approved ) I just got the slippery molding one. It is awesome!

    plus some states require you to wear usga approved vests..

    the jet pilots are sickk looking vests, but if I werer you I would really get a USGA approved vest..
    http://www.slipperywetsuits.com/gear...d=1414&id=6484

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    Quote Originally Posted by HallPass View Post
    I know most jet pilot ones are not USGA approved, and those are the only type of jackets I get ( usga approved ) I just got the slippery molding one. It is awesome!

    plus some states require you to wear usga approved vests..

    the jet pilots are sickk looking vests, but if I werer you I would really get a USGA approved vest..
    http://www.slipperywetsuits.com/gear...d=1414&id=6484

    No there approved. They make 2 versions of almost all of there vest. One for serious wake boarders which isnt approved and then another version which is approved. The dnr is so strict around here I would have never taken my chances with a vest that wasnt approved

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    Here is a link to the vest that I got not to long ago.

    http://catalog.jetpilot.com/product....=47&prodID=277

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    thanks guys for the info and your concern.
    The weather was not really that good this weekend so i decided to take off and not ride. First weekend in a long time that i have not be on the skis. I am feeling better bud did agravate some old injuries. I hope I am not gun shy once back on the skis.
    I may order a few different vest. Not sure yet if i want to drop the cash for life line. I need to call them on Monday with some questions that i have.
    looks like jet pilot has some good vest for impact and slippery actually has one that would work.
    There arent many pwc here in west texas so i think i could get away with not being usg aproved. What i am saying is that the police are mainly concerned with if you have your jacket or not.
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