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    Recommended PFD and helmet

    Hey everyone.... I have just purchased a 08 RXP-X this past weekend and I'm trying to figure out what vest to purchase and whether or not I should get a helmet. I've done some research on here as well as other internet sites. I've seen some recommendations on here for Jet Pilot vests. In doing some of my own searching, I've come across a Helium SWAT Celtic CGA vest. Anyone have any experience with that vest or with Helium in general? The description for the vest says it has extra padding for falls but does not mention if it is 'high impact'. It is more of a wakeboarding vest. Any suggestions for a vest?

    As for a helmet, I was considering a motocross style helmet. I've seen mix feelings on here about them stating that they can cause more damage then they prevent. Any suggestions on styles or brands?

    Thanks for any suggestions!!

    Ryan


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    as for a helmet, I just bought one on ebay it was an hjc, normally for sale for 170, brand new for 90. I dont usually use them but i use them in the winter because it helps keep my ears warm. One time i fell off and it feels weird with the helmet on, almost like your going to sink. As for a life jacket, I use a slippery. Both slippery and jet pilot are the best.

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    It seems like the popular brand here is Slippery. Thats what I have, just dont order a white one like I did...it doesnt stay white Yea, I am ordering a new one hopefully this season, and it will be a Slippery, I like them alot...just not the white ones

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    Cool... thanks for the info. I'm looking for something in black, so I hope that will be a safe bet.

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    the Switch molded vest is a nice jacket, so I hear, but this years model is a sliver color, last years was black, maybe you can find a last years model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampage View Post
    the Switch molded vest is a nice jacket, so I hear, but this years model is a sliver color, last years was black, maybe you can find a last years model.
    they have it black again this year too. the switch molded vest is sweet.

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    oh do they? Maybe I missed the color switcher thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampage View Post
    oh do they? Maybe I missed the color switcher thing
    yeah its weird in the catalog I just got it shows it. Also on their website for the switch jersey and pants it shows it in just black/yellow, but in the new catalog it shows it in red/white too.

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    Recomend a helmet that is SNELL M9500 and DOT Approved

    As well as a PFD with no lower than 50mph impact rating

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