PaddleAir The Rib Rocket Lycra/Neoprene Tropic White/Gray Vest
(as of May 24,2022 11:16:04 UTC – Details)
Dave Hilts, the founder of PaddleAir, Inc. and the creator of the Ergo, launches his latest invention: The Rib Rocket. The California-designed Rib Rocket has strategically placed PVC foam padding sewn into areas where the ribs come in contact with the board during prone paddling. The padding is just enough to soften the impact where cartilage bone meets board and glass. We found that more surfers have been suffering rib pain because of the new EPS epoxy boards that are much harder than traditional fiberglass resins. The Rib Rocket addresses these problems and offers a comfortable solution for all that suffer from rib pain. The Rib Rocket features a 2mm Neoprene front panel with sewn-in PVC padding for comfort and stability and a Lycra back for a fine fit and cooler material for warmer climates. Also, a board short loop connects the garment to trunks to prevent ride up and a side draw string to snug the garment around the waist. Additionally, it provides 50+ UFP protection from the sun. It’s “Pure Rib Pleasure.” The Rib Rocket now comes in two styles: The original Rib Rocket Lycra/Neoprene Black Vest and introducing the new Rib Rocket Lycra/Neoprene Tropic White/Gray Vest. Its tropic white back and pale gray front will reflect the heat of the sun to protect your skin and keep you cool, while still providing the same rib support as the black vest. In colder conditions, it slips over a wetsuit and makes you more visible to other surfers on overcast days. NOTE: The Rib Rocket should have a snug fit when put on. Use your weight (in pounds) to find your size. 120-130 lbs=XS, 130-145 lbs=S, 145-160 lbs=M, 160-175 lbs-=L, 175-200 lbs=XL, 200-220 lbs=XXL, 220-250 lbs=XXXL. Order one size up if you are close to the top end of the weight range.
Added impact protection for upper torso
Tread-like design provides positive gripping contact for stable takeoffs from surfboard
Helps relieve rib pain for “Pure Rib Pleasure”
Light weight, keeps you cool and easy to use