Test your PFD

Short fun video. First time practicing in my new Astral Blue v2 PFD and I was not used to the big center pouch. I ended hopping over my kayak instead of on it. After that silly moment, I just wanted to take my frustrations out slapping the water silly and then it decided to pull me down.

Short Oops! Kayaking practice (youtube.com)


Test it is right. Get people in the water. Have them swim some easy rapids and practice throwing lines to them and belaying them to shore. It is especially important to test older PFDs to make sure their flotation is still good.

Yes, indeed if you don’t practice you don’t know. What you don’t know can bite!

I like how you used your paddle to balance putting your legs in :+1:t3:
We took that class. Thanks for sharing.