When Restube saved my life

A story by Alexandr | | 22.08.2023

"I went on a kitesurfing adventure at a lake. The unpredictable wind made the kite difficult to control, and I surfed away from the shallow shore to the deeper water to have more stable wind. Riding without straps on my board, a strong gust threw me into the water. The wind was so gusty that I could not control my kite anymore to get back to my board.

I was getting weak and desperate as I struggled to stay afloat. That's when I remembered Restube, a product I had for over ten years but never triggered. In a miraculous moment, I found the Restube bag attached to my trapeze and triggered it. From then on, the Restube kept me buoyant, the stress was immediately done. But the relentless wind pushed me further from shore.

Facing a tough decision—let go of my expensive kite or swim to shore—I spotted a figure on a stand-up paddleboard about 200 meters away. Despite a leg cramp, I waved the Restube buoy to get their attention. The paddle-boarder noticed me and changed course to paddle towards me. It took what felt like an eternity and he paddled at his absolute limit. But finally, he managed to bring me and my kite safely ashore.

That's how Restube saved my life. But there was more to this story—a reminder that sometimes it's not just about the equipment, but how you use it, and the gratitude that washes over you when you realize the significance of what you have. Thank you to Christopher and the RESTUBE team for providing a safety device I didn't fully appreciate until that fateful day on the lake. I never thought that our meeting 10 years ago at the Outdoor Show Friedrichshafen would one day save my life."

Alexandr is using Restube extreme.

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For rough conditions

Whether for kite or windsurfing, surfing or for professionals in duty. Just carry it stowed in its pocket with its hip belt or directly attached to your harness. Now you can concentrate even more on this very moment. Pull the trigger and the yellow Restube buoy inflates within seconds. Restube extreme provides enough buoyancy (75N) for adults, just lean over it to lift your head out of the water. Wave with the buoy to catch attention or drag it behind you. You also can dive through waves. You can share the buoyancy with others, which makes it the ideal companion in open water. It is reusable by screwing in a new original 16g CO2 cartridge and easy to repack.

  • Inflatable also with mouth valve
  • Horizontally and vertically mountable at belts up to 7cm
  • Belt included (120 x 3 cm), you can retrofit the "positioning bar" (not included)
  • Trigger also serves as a whistle
  • Zipper compartment (not waterproof)
  • Reusable
  • Very durable and PVC-free


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