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    very cool! mine is coming with the crotch straps...the guys name is lee, he seems to be willing to make just about whatever you could want...cant wait to get it!

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ID:	373388I have one of these and use it almost every time out when really running. In case any of you guys are really looking into them

    Pros: looks- color matched my boat pretty well and it's not that ugly ass coast guard orange.
    Price-I wanna say base model was like $200 and I paid like $250 total for multiple colors. Way cheaper than a life line and the same certification. I run DSRA with mine.


    Cons: I've never worn a life line, but from what I see this one is a little longer than the lifeline. When sitting down the collar comes up and is kinda in the way with a helmet, but manageable.


    Time- when I first ordered it (somewhere around December 2015, or January 2016) it was supposed to be done in 3-4 weeks. Not bad for a 1 man show. After months of excuses it finally came in April of 2016. Now that was a year ago and it looks like he might be producing a lot faster. I hope so


    Bottom line, this jacket is bad ass! I started running my boat at the end of high school and like most high school and college kids, I'm on a tight budget and couldn't afford $500+ for a good safe jacket. When I started seeing 80+ in my boat I decided it was time to get a good jacket and found these on another thread. Although it took forever at the time to get, it was worth every penny and a great jacket. I hope he's producing faster now and more people can get into these. I love mine
    1986 STV Pro Comp/Sprint

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    That ugly-ass orange color that makes you easier to find if you're stuck inside your upside-down boat.. or in the water at night... or from the air?

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    I didn't say it didn't have its purpose, just not a fan of it
    1986 STV Pro Comp/Sprint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke96 View Post
    I didn't say it didn't have its purpose, just not a fan of it
    I agree... I was just messing with you. I hate wearing a life jacket but now I feel like I have to wear one if I expect the little guys to wear theirs and not complain... it sucks getting old! Orange Lifeline is still in the bag though... haven't had a chance to need it yet.

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    really can't wait to get my RCD Vest hopefully sooner rather than later! Looks high quality and definitely at a price that can't be beat!

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    I think of the vests we wore offshore years ago, 4- 6" of padding in front and very stiff on your back with maybe 2" which is what you need when you might take a bite out of the boat when you get tossed.
    Now the gear is a waterski jacket with crotch straps, just designed to keep the dead body afloat I guess

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    I've seen those old vest. I think they were Kapok, a natural tree fiber, prone to water logging. The modern vest are synthetic foam. I'm sure designed to be just as impact resistant or more. Modern technology just makes them smaller and less bulky. Maybe the next leap will be to incorporate air bags like the rice rocket racers have in there leathers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whaaaaat View Post
    I've seen those old vest. I think they were Kapok, a natural tree fiber, prone to water logging. The modern vest are synthetic foam. I'm sure designed to be just as impact resistant or more. Modern technology just makes them smaller and less bulky. Maybe the next leap will be to incorporate air bags like the rice rocket racers have in there leathers.
    if you think 1" of lightweight never get waterlogged foam has any impact protect then you might be leaving the gene pool sooner then you think
    The non tear nylon is certainly an improvement but I wasnt testing it every time out so what difference does that make, sure it will lastonger so thats a plus and srvive multiple ejections
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    I've had 2 ordered for 9wks still no jacket, quoted 4wks,

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    Allison XB02, 22ft Tritoon 225 4 stroke, two seadoo sparks

    Past rides 2001 STV EURO, Allison Grandsport, STV RiverRocket, STV Euro, STV ProComp, Hydrostream V-King
    RIP RPM RACING
    RIP GTS1

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    Well, looks like unfortunately he hasn’t cleaned his act up yet. Damn shame cause he makes a good product but clearly no time management or people skills.
    1986 STV Pro Comp/Sprint

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