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Old 02-13-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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Air bag jacket 'could save lives'

A UK report that could be just as revalent in the US
the video of the jacket in action is worth a watch

http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/te...00/7886427.stm
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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these have been around for a while. saw a video similar to this quite some time ago.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:50 PM   #3
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pretty cool... but it looks kinda bulky, and the price.. Most people probably wouldn't fork over the dough..
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Might be worth the price though
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:04 PM   #5
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what if you forget to undo the lead and get off the bike parked lol that would suck!
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what if you forget to undo the lead and get off the bike parked lol that would suck!
the previous video I saw said that it took a good amount of force (roughly 20 lbs i think) to set it off.
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I bought one for $325 on impactjackets.com. It does need a good amount of force to pull the cord. I only wish they had more colors to choose from.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:11 PM   #8
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Dainese makes a new model that's even more suitable for the track. Here's the link and video:

http://londonbikers.com/news/3810/da...-is-in-the-air

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http://www.dainese.com/eng/d-air.asp

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I bought one for $325 on impactjackets.com. It does need a good amount of force to pull the cord. I only wish they had more colors to choose from.
That's the one. I remember seeing that a few years back.

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They inflate a little too slowly to protect you from anything you might hit before the first bounce. Also, how does the quality of the underlying jacket compare to a decent set of leathers for abrasion and weather protection? Any experiments to compare impact protection?

+1 on forgetting to disconnect, it'd just be a matter of time for me.

Lastly, anyone notice the name of the track where vajay-jay got boned? Good Wood.
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They inflate a little too slowly to protect you from anything you might hit before the first bounce. Also, how does the quality of the underlying jacket compare to a decent set of leathers for abrasion and weather protection? Any experiments to compare impact protection?

+1 on forgetting to disconnect, it'd just be a matter of time for me.

Lastly, anyone notice the name of the track where vajay-jay got boned? Good Wood.
Read the articles in the links I posted. This one inflates in 1/25th of a second and does so before you hit the ground. Also, no cables, I would still wear full leathers though of course. your still going to slide.
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