A good wake boarder can hit waves with ease, ride behind a speed boat that goes as fast as some cars and land jumps safely. But probably the most important thing that they should do is wear a wakeboard vest to protect them and be a good example for people who are fans of the sport and want to mimic the professionals. All too often, people believe that they are perceived as weak or girly for wearing a wakeboard vest while they ride with their friends.
The fact of the matter is that the advantages of wearing a wakeboard vest outweigh the disadvantages. A wakeboard vest can protect you against serious injury or even death. Also, if you should take a nasty spill and you hit the water hard enough to get a concussion a wakeboard vest will keep you afloat and stop you from drowning. Some excuses that people will give are that the wakeboard vests look stupid and dont fit well. Sure, if you only wakeboard once a year at the city lake, then they vest that they will provide you does look dumb because it is meant to be one size fits all and has been worn by countless people before you. If you go out and buy your own wakeboard vest, then you can get one in a color that you prefer and fitted in your size.
When you search for a wakeboard vest to buy, there are some things you must consider first. First of all, do you know your size? You may need to find a friend or relative to help you measure your chest with a tape measure. You want to make sure to buy a wakeboard vest that is a perfect fit for you; not too big and not too small. Next, select what gender you are. Mens and womens wakeboard vests are built differently so make sure you buy the right one, regardless of price. Color is not important for safety; it is more of an aesthetic thing for you personally to choose from. If you have a brand preference, then search for that particular one. Otherwise, they are all pretty good. Just buy the one that is best for you in your price range. A wakeboard vest can cost you anywhere from $40-$100+ depending on what you need.
Now that you know what you need for a wakeboard vest, go out there and get one before you board next time. You only live once. Try to expand that one lifetime as long as you can.