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Pullover Vests

Aarons01Aarons01 Posts: 21 New Baller
edited April 2009 in Skis Fins Bindings
Got my new eagle pullover vest yesterday and tried it on this morning. Took everything I could to get the baby off and I'm not big by any means. Sendin this baby back and gettin a front zip.

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,959 Administrator
    I have the O'Niel. I wear a rash guard under it..... easy to get off and on. Without the rash guard I need help getting it off.
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  • Aarons01Aarons01 Posts: 21 New Baller
    maybe thats the key
  • Try sticking one of your arms through the arm hole and down by your side. Then try pulling up and over your head. With out taking one arm out of the vest I agree it is a pain in the butt to get it off. I know last years vests actually had instructions on how to remove the vest. Besides initially getting them off they are pretty dope vests. Plus the designs are very sick this year.
  • east tx skiereast tx skier Posts: 595 Solid Baller
    I have an oneil, front zip impact vest, too.  I also have an older HO Phantom vest.  Pretty much the same, but easy on and off and very comfortable.  I know that HO vest saved my ribs a time or two.
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  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,100
    There's definitely an art to getting a pullover vest off.  First time I wore the oneil a few years back, I didn't bother to read the instructions. Damn near strangled myelf with my arms stuck above my head and the jacket pulled up over my head. At a damn tournament in front of everyone. Geez, I must have looked like a complete moron! hahaha
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    after you learn to get them off, they are the best. I love my eagle
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,359 Mega Baller
    I know of a skier who got his thumb stuck in the straps, when the pull came - ouch.  I've learned to deal with the pullover O'Neill, just make sure you get a size smaller so it's still snug when all wet & stretchy.
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  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,786 Mega Baller
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    I just sold my Eagle pullover. A very good quality vest BTW and very comfortable. I did not like the pullover bit even when going with the arm through shoulder hole route. I hate to admit this, but the graphics were a bit much for me as well. I'm a pretty conservative M3 guy and like a good ole solid color vest. Just felt like I was trying to dress like a kid with the twisted spine stuff. I will likely buy one of their front zip models this summer. 
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    Another disadvantage was that it was much more difficult to come in a rip off my gear in disgust after a bad set. I look silly enough when mad, struggling with a vest twisted around my head/neck/shoulders made the humiliation complete.
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  • BoodyBoody Posts: 613 Baller
    edited April 2009
    Scott, I am laughing at your last comment about humiliation.  I have done exactly that, when mad that vest will not come off.  I have looked like a fool a time or two flailing around the dock trying to get the damn thing off!
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