PFD designed for competitive racing in canoe slalom is certified by ICF federation under the standard ISO 12402-5.
What is Jackpot's Slim Shift?
Jackpot's Slim Shift is a modification of the current racing PFD - Jackpot. The front chest panel with original thickness of 22mm has been replaced with foam only 7mm thin. The profile of the vest therefore has been significantly reduced giving the racer room for even tighter gate clearance.
What is the buoyancy of the new Jackpot?
Identical to the current one. What we trimmed from the chest, we added in the front pillow (volume-wise). The front pillow is little thicker on the new Jackpot.
Is the pillow of the new Jackpot going to fit to my old spraydeck?
Yes. You will need a little extra push but the new bigger pillow will fit in the current Jackpot pocket without any problem. It still required less strength than putting skirt on your cockpit.
Can I race in the New Jackpot this year already?
Yes. The new Jackpot is listed under the same ISO certificate as the old one. This means that where you were able to race in the current Jackpot you will be able to race in the new one.
Where and when can I get the new Jackpot?
Why are we coming with a new Jackpot now and why we did not tell you earlier? You will find out here.
We realize that many of you just recently purchased the current version of the Jackpot and reading this is an uncomfortable surprise. This is why we want to offer a sustainable solution - upgrading your current Jackpot to a new one. Or you can simply get a new one.
As long as your current Jackpot is in good condition - no tears or severely damaged material, you can send your PFD to our factory where we upgrade your Jackpot to the new version. You will find more information here.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES TRY TO MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT YOURSELF. ANY FOAM TEMPERING WILL RESULT IN LOOSING THE CERTIFICATE VALIDITY AND MAY CAUSE A SUSPENSION FROM A RACE NOT TO MENTION PUT YOU IN DANGER!!!
2) Getting a New One
You can contact your shop or your dealer for more information. Because this news is fresh and circumstances unfortunate (with a lot of shops dealing with other problems right now) please excuse communication delays. You can always reach Kristyna directly via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If for any reason you would prefer to purchase the old version, please do not hesitate to contact Kristyna on the e-mail above. The current version will still be available while supplies last.
3) Buy an Old Version
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Kristyna via e-mail email@example.com.
We recommend using PFD with compatible spraydeck or combo.
Do not modify or temper with the PFD in any way.
Under no circumstances lower the floatation of the PFD.
- Ultra thin profile for tight clearance of gates
- External foam to be inserted into a special spraydeck
- Flexible neoprene shoulders with inner straps for maximum mobility
- 3 consecutive straps running around torso
- The ultimate tool for winning
Jackpot is an evolution step forward from Saluki. A portion of buoyant volume of both front and back panel is moved to external foam pillow; this pillow is inserted into a pocket in a spraydeck. The front panel is extremely thin and of low profile allowing to minimize the space between the body of a kayaker and a gate during tight clearance of gates. The foam of the back panel is also reduced and the design of the vest is adjusted to be more fitted. The external pillow is shaped to fit the space between the knees of a kayaker. It is connected to the body of the vest through flexible neoprene belt. The pocket on top of the spraydeck and the spraydeck itself are designed to compress the pillow below the level of the deck when inserted. During deep lean-backs the pillow sits securely in the pocket and any motion of the kayaker is absorbed by the flexible belt; even when in full extension the belt keeps the vest in place and the external pillow remains bellow of the deck / inside the kayak. Jackpot is equipped with a system of high-tension straps, flexible neoprene shoulder straps with tight stop, 3 pairs of adjustment straps on the sides one of them flexible for more accurate adjustment.
Do not use the PFD without compatible spraydeck. Do not modify! Do not reduce the buoyancy of the PFD!
Very soft and flexible closed-cell foam, with low relative density, resistant to chemicals, petroleum products and humidity, it will not rot and it is easy to clean and maintain.
Light nylon fabric with good tensile properties, resistant to diesel fuel and detergent. It is abrasion resistant and quite strong in tension.
Classic neoprene foam has both sides laminated with flexible knit.