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Hi there,

I am currently studying my Masters degree in Product Design and am gathering some research for the redesign of a life jacket/buoyancy aid.

I am taking a naive approach and would first of all like to know why they're are so many different types and why certain ones are better for different watersports.

Any comments are much appreciated

I have also included a quick 9 question survey if people would like to participate that would be great

surveymonkey.com/s/ZZKB7BZ

Thanks guys! :-D
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Re: Buoyancy Aids and Safety

Dude, go kayaking in one of those vests on a hot summer day, paddle a few miles and see how you like it. Ever had salt water nipples?
Jump in your vest into the ocean surf and see how well the vest performs (crotch strap is a must).
I have at least 3 favorite life vests, depending on season and activity.
Btw. I filled out your survey.
Best of luck in your research.

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Yeah, I have been kayaking before and I know what you mean!!! I just need a more vaired opinion Thanks man, much appreciated
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Re: Buoyancy Aids and Safety

Read this:

http://dlo9dp2r69urx.cloudfront.net/...-from-Crew.pdf

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

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