I love water sports, and this definitely includes wakeboarding. Wakeboarding is my second favorite board sport, only to snowboarding but it is catching up fast. If it is summer though, wakeboarding is my favorite thing to pass my time doing. I love getting better and learning new tricks. It makes me have a sense of accomplishment and I also get that rush of life every time I stick a new trick. I really love wakeboarding but I will tell you what, I am really grateful for wakeboard vests.
Having a wakeboard vest really makes my boating experience that much better, especially because I like to throw tricks when I am wakeboarding. The typical wakeboard vest is going to be much lighter than most other life vests. This lighter weight allows me to get even higher than ever before due to that small decrease in weight. (I am not sure if I am actually getting higher, but it feels like I am!).
These smaller wakeboard vests are also typically less bulky than other vests. This is huge for me. The less bulky more streamlined design of these wakeboard vests makes you feel like you aren’t even wearing a life vest. Many of the competition wakeboard vests are so light that they just look like a shell of fabric with padding on them. After having a less bulky, lighter weight vest, I will never be able to go back to the traditional life jackets.
Another benefit that comes from using these smaller vests is that they dry out that much faster. If you have the ability to purchase two of these wakeboard vests, you can leave one out to dry while the other is being used by the other person riding and by the time you are ready to ride again, the vest is almost dry! It never feels good to put on a cold wet life vest!
Whichever reason you have to buy a wakeboard vest, I hope I have enlightened you to the reasons I am grateful for wakeboarding vests. I will never again be able to use a regular life vest after using these lightweight wakeboarding vests!