Even for owners of the most exotic high-performance catamarans and V-bottoms, an emergency oxygen system hooked up to a full-face helmet isn’t exactly standard equipment. But for someone like Kenny Mungle, who owns a canopied 32-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran with twin Sterling Performance engines—each 1,500-plus hp—called Gone Again, something like that makes perfect sense.
After years of testing, Lifeline Race Gear’s revolutionary new Advanced Air System is ready for racing.
“I have been wanting a full-face air system for awhile,” said Mungle, who competes regularly at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, an annual liquid-mile top-speed event in Central Missouri. “I looked into a lot of different systems before deciding on one.”
During his research, Mungle caught up with Kent FauntLeRoy at Lifeline Race Gear, an acknowledged leader in powerboat racing safety equipment based in Parker, Ariz. Mungle and FauntLeRoy, the son of retired Lifeline founder Bill FauntLeRoy, spoke several times about the company’s Advanced Air System. The product was introduced in January and made its public debut at the Desert Storm Poker Run Street Party in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., a few months later.