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post #11 of 15 Old 11-15-2009, 11:23 PM
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Many of the Top Eventers are now going with the Rodney Powell since Tipperary made their announcement at the Rolex a few years back stating that their vests do not meet the appropriate level of standards of protection, and they failed their tests.

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-16-2009, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by equineeventer3390 View Post
I'd forgotten about rodney powell. I'll look into those also.
As for the point two vest, I was kinda wondering the same thing.. but they have a picture on the website of someone going down a drop, leaning all the way back and the cord is stretched but i guess it's long enough not to break. Only thing I would worry about is if you have a run out right in front of a jump, and you going flying into the jump, you might hit the jump before the cord actually breaks.
what is the cord thing you are talking about ? i have never heard of that !

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post #13 of 15 Old 11-16-2009, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by gypsygirl View Post
what is the cord thing you are talking about ? i have never heard of that !
the point two jacket works like an airbag in a car, there is a cord that goes from the jacket and attaches to the D ring on the saddle, when you fall off it "snaps" and the jacket inflates. It's designed so that you can lean right back over a drop fence and not have it go off while you're jumping (you adjust it to suit). They're not "approved" as such because they don't inflate if the horse falls and you don't come off, so they are worn over a regular body protector

I have a Racesafe RS 2000, it took a while to get used to, but once you do it's light and easy to wear although you do get very warm under it!

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post #14 of 15 Old 11-16-2009, 10:57 AM
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I tried the Outlyne- it's a wonderful vest. If I could convince my parents to buy me it for Christmas, I would, but we don't have that sorta cash lying around. I'm in an Intec now, but I plan on selling it and getting something comfier and nicer. I love the Rodney Powell vests... =]
But of the options you gave, I would buy the Outlyne if you have that kinda cash.
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post #15 of 15 Old 11-16-2009, 08:55 PM
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The reason Tipps arn't certified is because they can't withstand the same ammounts of impact other vests can

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