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  1. #1
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    Default life vest for surfing opinions

    My daughter (14 years old) wants a new life vest for Christmas. Which ones do you all recommend. She would like one that has the least "lifejacket" feel as possible.

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    we like these oneilll slashers but they are comp vests Non Coast guard certified

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    It's going to depend on her build. My wife is short wasted and does have some curves, so she went with the Ronix Daydream. My wife also likes the USCG vests that have great floatation because it's just easier on her to have good buoyancy when starting on the surf board.


    Ronix also came out with the One Capella series that are actually vests designed as a cylinder shape (instead of something that's made to fold flat). They seem to be more suited to people with more of a boy shape...

    I'm the only one in my family that rides with a non-USCG comp vest.

    My wife did win a Liquid Force z-cardigan comp vest at an auction, but she didn't end up liking the lack of buoyancy and doesn't use it anymore. It's light and reversible. I've used it a few times. It feels like you have nothing on. It has a little less float than my Ronix One comp vest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trayson View Post
    It's going to depend on her build. My wife is short wasted . . .
    Isn't she kind of short even when she's not wasted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    Isn't she kind of short even when she's not wasted?
    I tell her that she's "Fun-Sized"
    2008 Moomba Mobius XLV. Monster Cargo Bimini, WS Rev 410's, Polk Cabins, 3 Infinity Subs, PPI amps, WS420, Exile BT, upgraded ballast pumps, up to 3,500+ pounds of ballast, Blue LED's...
    1992 Supra Sunsport. **SOLD** 2k pounds ballast, Surf System, Blue LED's everywhere, decent audio system.
    Tow Rig: 2013 F150 Ecoboost FX4 (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2009 Audic A6 Avant 3.0T, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    isn't she kind of short even when she's not wasted?
    lolololololol
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    anyone that wants to get something for the wife and/or daughter should check out GlideSoul:

    https://us.glidesoul.com/en/

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