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Pfd to turn face up

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:05 pm
by qwertyjjj
I'm probably ultra paranoid about this but most life jackets for windsurfing won't turn you face up if unconscious. I sometimes go out in the colder months and there's never anyone else on the water. In the unlikely event that I catapult and hit the board or mast, is there any recommended pfd that isn't too bulky that can "right" a person?

Re: Pfd to turn face up

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:02 am
by MarekBad
PFds that right a person are very bulky around the collar; rather than use those, why not sail in a water helmet? I find regulars at my spot wear them, so I subscribed to the "helmet head" club myself too.. it already has a couple of hit marks on it! Best $50 I spent so far :)

Re: Pfd to turn face up

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:26 pm
by qwertyjjj
make sense but a helmet doesn't guarantee you won't get knocked unconscious.

Re: Pfd to turn face up

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:57 pm
by little wing
No a helmet won't stop you from getting knocked out but it will decrease the chances.
I know it's saved me a couple of times!