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Impact vest PFD 3

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Created by warwickl Wednesday, 10 Jul 2019
warwickl
NSW, 1163 posts
Wednesday , 10 Jul 2019 7:09PM
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Anyone have this or similar?
Seems to be the answer for 2 needs but how user friendly ?

F-ONE Australia
NSW, 48 posts
Friday , 12 Jul 2019 11:22PM
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Hello warwickl,

You have the MANERA Impact vest...

www.f-one.com.au/manera-kiteboarding-kitesurfing-accessories-xsl-363_375.html

Jack
Managing Director F-one Manera Australia / Proteus Distribution PTY LTD
+61 (0) 4 26 840 185
Jack@f-one.com.au
f-one.com.au



causehecan
186 posts
Saturday , 13 Jul 2019 7:20AM
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What pfd rating is it jack?

Kamikuza
QLD, 4050 posts
Saturday , 13 Jul 2019 10:58AM
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Yes, the club shop guy has one. He seems to like it, uses it foiling.

decrepit
WA, 9213 posts
Saturday , 13 Jul 2019 10:17AM
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I'm in need of a new one, so just ordered it.
Buoyancy, L and up is 50N below that is 45N

Sizing - A=Chest, B=Waist, D=From waist to top of shoulders
Small does not have side impact pads and is on special here...

Wollemi
NSW, 295 posts
Saturday , 13 Jul 2019 2:55PM
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causehecan said..
What pfd rating is it jack?



It is in the title - PFD 3. Trouble is, in the Australian state of NSW, PFD is an obsolete term (I think...) lifejacket; www.watersafety.nsw.gov.au/Pages/boating-safety/Lifejackets.aspx

Just get a white-water/expedition sea-kayakers lifejacket; more versatile across an array of pursuits I do. And serves as an impact vest.

horizonline.com.au/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=63_91&product_id=70

causehecan
186 posts
Saturday , 13 Jul 2019 7:03PM
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Wollemi said..
causehecan said..
What pfd rating is it jack?



It is in the title - PFD 3. Trouble is, in the Australian state of NSW, PFD is an obsolete term (I think...) lifejacket; www.watersafety.nsw.gov.au/Pages/boating-safety/Lifejackets.aspx

Just get a white-water/expedition sea-kayakers lifejacket; more versatile across an array of pursuits I do. And serves as an impact vest.

horizonline.com.au/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=63_91&product_id=70


Theres no pfd rating for those manera impact vests

Deefer
VIC, 36 posts
Monday , 15 Jul 2019 10:19AM
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I bought the same brand but the NEO which is apparently designed for Kiting and Poleys in a bright red unit and my son uses it without fail every session. 14YO on a surfboard reckons its great and doesn't snag and also helps with the harness staying low. I believe they have a 50N rating.





Richoa
NSW, 472 posts
Monday , 15 Jul 2019 12:35PM
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warwickl said..

Anyone have this or similar?
Seems to be the answer for 2 needs but how user friendly ?


There doesn't appear to be any side impact protection for ribs which I would say is vunurable area for kite surfing.

Why do you say it covers two area? is it marketed as flotation device it doesn't look like it would have much flotation capability.

warwickl
NSW, 1163 posts
Monday , 15 Jul 2019 3:38PM
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Richoa said..

warwickl said..

Anyone have this or similar?
Seems to be the answer for 2 needs but how user friendly ?



There doesn't appear to be any side impact protection for ribs which I would say is vunurable area for kite surfing.

Why do you say it covers two area? is it marketed as flotation device it doesn't look like it would have much flotation capability.


Friend has one and I tried it on but not in the water.
Size L and larger have side padding complying with international standards and meets NSW regulations for life jackets I am told and this is statef on the web site.
So for me it meets life jacket and impact vest needs.
I have not bought one yet however impressed with my friends vest.
My main liking is way less bulky than a life jacket, provides good freedom for paddling and swimming however a bit bulkier than normal impact vests.

causehecan
186 posts
Monday , 15 Jul 2019 4:10PM
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Not being able to swim under lines etc is a hazard in itself

Harrow
NSW, 2644 posts
7 hours ago , 17 Jul 2019 9:15AM
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I've been sailing for over 30 years and never felt the need for an impact vest. I don't think I've ever hit the board hard (or even soft) when coming off, I always seem to land in the water or sometimes gently onto the sail. Is there something I'm doing wrong or not aware of?

I have been cracked hard on the skull once by the mast when I didn't get my arms above my head quick enough and was worried I'd black out.

japie
QLD, 5048 posts
6 hours ago , 17 Jul 2019 10:02AM
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I'm not going to get one until they produce a cocoon model that entirely envelopes the whole body.

Then I'm going to buy a TV and sit inside the cocoon and watch Telly for the rest of my life.

Safely.

decrepit
WA, 9213 posts
5 hours ago , 17 Jul 2019 8:48AM
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Harrow said.. >>>> Is there something I'm doing wrong or not aware of?

I have been cracked hard on the skull once by the mast when I didn't get my arms above my head quick enough and was worried I'd black out.

Probably not, My worst crashes, are going fast, deep downwind in chop to big for my ability. Spin out,> slide sideways , > front rail trips over chop,> catapult over the front,> land on boom,> snap boom with very sore ribs.
In this situation an impact vest can save months off the water while you recover.

elmo
WA, 7915 posts
5 hours ago , 17 Jul 2019 8:58AM
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Harrow, I've got an impact vest which I occasionally bring out.

Speed sailing there are days where you just HAVE TO send it knowing that your destruction is imminent, Big sails, small fins charging way of the wind with a barest semblance of control with mental chop waiting at the end of the run is always a recipe for disaster.

Occasional sh1t happens (for some of us more regularly than others) Helmet PFD impact vest are all tools in to keep us upright and on the water

Harrow
NSW, 2644 posts
4 hours ago , 17 Jul 2019 11:51AM
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Ah, I guess I don't sail deep enough. I'm just going back and forth on the bay maintaining my position on the beach. I can see the overpowered broad reach being risky.

HotBodMon
NSW, 317 posts
4 hours ago , 17 Jul 2019 12:01PM
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It's not just you speed freeks that need it , watching some of these stacks last night - I'd be wanting a PFD-1000
hows the not letting go of the boom commitment



elmo
WA, 7915 posts
3 hours ago , 17 Jul 2019 11:01AM
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HotBodMon said..
It's not just you speed freeks that need it , watching some of these stacks last night - I'd be wanting a PFD-1000
hows the not letting go of the boom commitment




Just spotting the landing

Those peoples are mental regularly falling from those heights

Harrow
NSW, 2644 posts
2 hours ago , 17 Jul 2019 1:40PM
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Guessing you don't want to let go of the boom at Pozo until just before you land, otherwise your board and rig could splash down 500m away.



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