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Wakeboarding Vests Information and Learn about Wakeboarding
by: David Hagerman

Wakeboarding Vests- The Fundamental Safety Accessory For All Wakeboarding Enthusiasts

One of the most fundamental qualifications that each and every individual who desires to participate in water sports must possess is the ability to swim. If you do not have the ability to swim in water, you have no business participating in water sports. However, just because you know how to swim does not mean you can ignore the basic safety requirements demanded by each and every water sport.

The idea of performing a wakeboarding stunt without even wearing a safety vest may seem very romantic and heroic. However, performing water sport by ignoring safety stunts is the stupidest thing that any individual can do. There are numerous safety accessories that are used by different individuals possessing different levels of expertise. However, one safety accessory that is common for all individuals- from the rank beginner to the experienced veteran-is the wakeboarding vest.

The purpose of the wakeboarding vest is very simple. It acts as a personal flotation device and ensures that you will not sink even when you do swim. There may be individuals on the boat who may be in a position to help you when something goes wrong. You may not be very far from the coast. You may be a very good swimmer and may be very good at wakeboarding stunts. However, none of these reasons can be used as an excuse to avoid wearing wakeboarding vest

Injuries and accidents do not take place with advance warning. If you get injured while performing a wakeboarding stunt or even when not doing anything fancy, wearing a wakeboarding vest can make all the difference between life and death. The time taken for the motorboat to slow down and reverse and reach you may be too long and you may sink and drown before help arrives. However, if you wear a wakeboarding vest, there is no question of sinking or drowning because you shall remain floating on the surface at all times.

Your choice of wakeboarding vest should depend on the following factors:

- The first and most important factor is whether the wakeboarding vest has been approved by the regulatory authorities or not. In United States, the Coast Guard approves and regulates wakeboarding vest. Choosing a certified vest is always preferable over all other vests.
- The second requirement is that the wakeboarding vest should fit you perfectly. It should be neither too big nor too small. If it is too tight, it will hamper your movement and will actually increase the chances of accidents and discomfort. If it is too big, there always is the risk that you may wiggle out of the vest and sink to bottom while the vest remains floating on the surface.
- The third factor is the weight of the wakeboarding vest. All vests are light when they are dry. However, the vest should not become heavy even after coming in contact with water. This will increase the chances of your sinking. The vest should be made of good quality nylon or neoprene. Your primary choice your wakeboarding vest should be neoprene because it is softer, lasts longer and is more comfortable. Of course, the nylon vest comes cheaper as compared to neoprene vest

No matter what you personally feel about its utility, never participate in any wakeboarding activity unless you are wearing a vest. This applies to even the driver of the motor boat towing the individual.

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