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with another boat, which could result in se-
vere injury or death.
● Follow navigation rules, and state/provin-
cial and local laws that apply to watercraft.
● All riders must wear a U.S. Coast Guard
(USCG) approved personal flotation device
(PFD) that is suitable for personal water-
● Wear protective clothing. Severe internal
injuries can occur if water is forced into
body cavities as a result of falling into the
water or being near the jet thrust nozzle.
Normal swimwear does not adequately pro-
tect against forceful water entry into the rec-
tum or vagina. All riders must wear a
wetsuit bottom or clothing that provides
equivalent protection. Such clothing in-
cludes thick, tightly woven, sturdy and
snug-fitting apparel such as denim, but
does not include spandex or similar fabrics,
like those used in bicycle shorts.
● Eye protection is recommended to keep
wind, water, and glare from the sun out of
your eyes while you operate your water-
craft. Restraining straps for eyewear are
made which are designed to float should
your eyewear fall in the water.
Footwear and gloves are recommended.
● Helmets meeting Snell or DOT standards
are required for IJSBA-sanctioned races.
You must decide whether to wear a helmet
while you ride for recreation. You should
1 USCG approved PFD
2 Wetsuit bottom
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