Hyperlite Men’s Side Entry Life Vest
High performance safety
Hyperlite Men’s Side Entry Life Vest
High performance safety
OARD+VEST”> Cost : $99.99 SHOP ITEM
Ideal User: Someone who wants performance but still wants a full coasty approved vest
Pros: Mobility is really good for coast guard approved vest, good styling
Cons: Still bulkier than a true comp vest
Life vests have come a long way over the past decade with competition and impact vests becoming a stable item in the boat. Competition vests tend to have great mobility and styling. But with all that comfort and fashion you do loose some function by the way of lack of buoyancy. If you still want a full coast guard approved jacket there are high performance options.
One of our favorites is this years Hyperlite Side Entry. It has segmented panels that give it mobility similar to a comp vest while only being a little thicker. The Glide Skin neoprene
is comfy and really cuts down on the wind. (a nice touch if you are from the PNW).
The big arm holes make it a great vest not just for wake boarding but do not rub while skiing either. Another cool feature are the hidden buckles which do not catch on anything and complete the solid Hyperlite styling.
While Hyperlite does a really good job cutting down the bulk, the flotation does come at a price and it is not nearly as thin or light as say O’Neill’s Checkmate Comp Vest.
But if you are looking to play by the rules or just looking for a little more float than that bullet proof vest looking thing you are sporting, take a look at the Hyperlite Side Entry
Yeah, I know, it’s still July. And to most that means its right in the heart of summer. If you live in the PNW your whole two months of summer finally started. But to the snow starved the winter season is always right around the corner. Ski and Snowb
oard companies are already
starting to show off the latest product to the public and a few have already started shipping out the 2011 goods to shops. (we already have K2 and Ride boards on the wall!)
In all my ignorance, the plan for the summer was to ditch the snow bug by drowning it waterski sets and days on the lake. And it was starting to work as I got into the warm weather swing of things. That was until the usual suspects decided to release all of next years snow flick teasers and screw it all up. So you can call it spreading the stoke or just sharing the frustration as it is still July, but here is a little teaser / trailer round up for you. Just because it is only July doesn’t mean you can’t think snow. After all the Ski Loveland’s “Countdown To Snowmaking is under 2 months”.
The first three is from the big dogs. The ones that you see every year and just seem to get better and better. The last two are of the smaller verity but equally as impressive. “Out Of The Shadows” includes big lines in BC yet when I scrolled through the cast I could not seem to recognize more than two names, way cool.
Along with these 5, be sure to keep an eye out for new films from Warren Miller and Poor Boyz as their teasers are not out yet but I’m sure just around the bend.
1# Matchstick Productions “The Way I See It”
#2 TGR’s “Light The Wick”
#3 Level 1 Productions
The Last 2 are some smaller films that you won’t want to miss this fall.
And last but not least -
ne House Bellevue circa 1969″ width=”300″ height=”216″ />With history tracing back to over 50 years in the Greater Seattle Area, and a former relationship with the famous Sun Valley shop that gave us our namesake, we have a pretty long history for a ski shop. It started with Hal’s Sport Shop which was originally located in Seattle and later relocated to Bellevue where the name was changed to the Alpine House. Over the next 40 years the store would pass hands a few times, change its name once.
Here is a little rundown of how we became the Sturtevant’s you know today, starting with some history on the Sturtevant’s name, our relationship with Sturtevant’s of Sun Valley and the original store at 622 Bellevue Way NE:
Many know to come to Sturtevant’s for all their snow sports rental needs but many don’t know we also have a full line up of tubes, waterski, wakeboard, life jackets and rope rentals.
These rentals are perfect for making sure you have all of the
tersports towables for a day on the lake whether you are renting a boat or just want to try something new. All summer rentals can be found at the Sturtevant’s Bellevue store just off of Bellevue Way. (for directions click here)
So get out on the water and have a great summer!
Hyperlite Broadcast Wakesurf Review
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Pros: Compression molded durability. Super stable and surprisingly quick. Even in the bigger 5.6.
Cons: With compression molded construction comes durability but not as quick as many epoxy boards out there.
Sizes: 4.9 and 5.6
If you like to surf the new Broadcast is a board that should be in your boat. Quick enough for the more advanced rider who is cutting hard turns but is forgiving enough to learn on. Like Broadcast boards of the past the 2010 model features a compression molded construction and a sharp edge closer to what you would expect on a wakeboard than on a more traditional epoxy style surf board. This combined with 3 fins results
in a quick but stable board.
Board Size Selection
Thanks to Northwest Watersports we were able test these babies out on Lake Washington behind the New Mastercraft X-25. Running factory ballast and an additional fat sac on the port stern corner along with the extra deep-vee hull it was rolling out a pretty fun surf wake. With that size of a wake either size board was plenty fun. Despite the big wake we still found ourselves spending a lot of time on the bigger board. If you are a more serious surfer with a big wake set up go for the 4.9. Looking for a board for everyone in the boat then go with the easy riding 5.6.
Fin Set Up
A cool feature about this board is the triple fin set up. Both board sizes come with a three fin set up. 2 1.3 inch outer fins and one 1.7inch middle fin. With all three on the board is surprisingly stable given how fast the board is. But if you want a more skate feel to your ride you can play around with the fin configuration. We even heard people putting smaller wakeboard fins in there, though we didn’t get a chance to on test day.
Rear Traction Pad
The multi level rear traction pad allows you to really dig into your turns.
Sum It Up
The Broadcast is a perfect go to board for most everyone in your boat. Super stable but still quick and fun. Play around with the fins and you have a completely different board. The 5.6 is good is a really versatile board and fun for all sizes of riders and wakes. If you have the big v-drive boat and plenty of ballast the 4.9 is a blast. Versatility and durability at under $300 its the perfect board to have on your boat ready for whoever the rider may be.
Head Summer Scorcher
Sale is on from now until the end of July! $20 off any Head YouTek Racquets both online and in-store.
Deals Examples - Head Youtek Speed Pro – $179, Head Youtek Speed MP $179, Head Youtek Prestigue $179, Head Youtek Radical OS $169, Head Youtek Raptor MP $79, Head Youtek Six Star $199, Head Youtek Three Star $139
Check out our online and in-store Head Youtek Racquet selection at www.sturtevants.com.
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