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An alternative when doing training on the water
and giving it everything you got.
Nice to see something different on the market
I discovered it on the blog:
EZ Launch® Kayak & Canoe
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I could not find more info on the site. |
Posted by: g2d on Apr-07-13 3:38 PM (EST)
Supposedly there is an article by the designer of the PFD, but I can't find it.
It is what it is|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Apr-07-13 5:45 PM (EST)
Posted by: carldelo on Apr-07-13 7:00 PM (EST)
Interesting - on the first page, flotation is given as 45N (10.1 pounds) or 50N for the XL (11.2 pounds). This is significantly less than a USCG approved vest, e.g. 16.5 pounds for a Kokatat MsFit Tour.
I Own Four Of Them: 3 Old & 1 New|
Posted by: clydehedlund on Apr-07-13 10:55 PM (EST)
And wear them because they are made for racing where hard active effort is required. The Coast Guard approved types are for passive use and are detrimental for very active paddlers with pronounced exaggerated movement.
I have ICF pfds for slalom racing, and |
Posted by: g2d on Apr-07-13 7:27 PM (EST)
they are about as good as my trusty 15 year old Lotus Sherman. That is, quite adequate for class 3+ like the Ocoee. The Sherman has a nice front pocket, though.
Posted by: Trilobite02 on Apr-07-13 7:47 PM (EST)
I have two of them: old style and the new incarnation. They are not USCG certified; from my understanding, the certification process was extremely lengthy and costly.
Posted by: willi_h2o on Apr-07-13 8:33 PM (EST)
Posted by: gstamer on Apr-07-13 10:26 PM (EST)
I was on the wait-list for a Mocke PFD for over a year, and received mine about two months ago. I used mine just today, on a nice LSD (long slow distance) surfski training day.
Best PFD I"ve owned...|
Posted by: blinky on Apr-09-13 9:54 AM (EST)
Very comfortable and form fitting. I've had it for about 2 months now and I find I prefer it over the over 3 PFDs I own (Astral, Lotus, ExtraSport). Very easy to store extra gear and a hydration bladder. It floats me very well but doesn't restrict movement.
Here is another one|
Posted by: suiram on Apr-09-13 11:04 AM (EST)
This one is USCG approved
Caution on the CO2|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Apr-09-13 1:48 PM (EST)
Look nice and cool but|
Posted by: dc9mm on Apr-09-13 1:50 PM (EST)
The real deal|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Apr-09-13 1:58 PM (EST)