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Old 10-31-2006, 10:19 AM   #11
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Wouldn't that be Wonderful? I might hang around Starbucks more often, just hoping to see that.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:20 AM   #12
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No Full Freddie Mercury, no pistol. Works for me.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:31 AM   #13
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Yep the dainese system is roughly 16-17 times faster. So in a head on it would be useless. But what about a highside? i.e. is this thing worth having for other types of get offs?
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:33 AM   #14
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Ooh, ouch!
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:50 AM   #15
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It takes a 25lb "tug" to activate the inflator. That's nearly enough to pull a lighter-weight bike over. I've forgotten to pull the cord loose on my Eclipse vest, you don't get too far or have to get too heavy a tug to realize you goofed.



I'd imagine that it gets to be second-nature to detach the cord before long.
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:24 PM   #16
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Default Not again

I guess everyone forgot about the multi-million dollar scam around the same product a few years ago. Apparently, because I couldn't find any articles on it besides a back issue of Cycle Canada.
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:43 PM   #17
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Does the female model have anything to do with "airbags?"

I am suspicious of anything that takes 1/2 second to inflate. I am in the gravel by then. AND it only woks if you have the requisite pull on the lanyard.

Help, I've fallen and due to my jacket I can't get up!!

Leather, back protector and riding classes for this guy.
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:46 PM   #18
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I think its cool and will probably order one for next years riding season.
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Old 10-31-2006, 02:32 PM   #19
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Hello everyone,



It is easy to criticize what we don't understand!



For those who would dismiss the airbag jacket concept as ineffective due to 'slow' inflation time, you are looking at the subject from only one perspective: direct head on impacts - these are often going to be lethal irregardless of what protective gear you wear!



A CO2 cartridge based airbag jacket will fully inflate in approx. 350-400 milliseconds and even partially inflated will provide significant additional protection over a standard jacket. I completed many hours of research on this subject this past spring and now own a HIT-AIR MS TYPE Motorcycle Airbag Jacket. When my jacket inflates, it provides protection not only to the torso, but also support around the neck and to the tailbone - for complete coverage of the spine. It also has the standard compliment of CE approved armor.



I'm sure the Impact Jacket is also a quality product, but I can absolutely vouch for the quality of the Hit-Air Jacket. It is a first rate product made to very high standards.



I am so convinced the CO2 based Motorcycle Airbag Jacket can help save lives, I took the time to create a page on my website with pictures and a video review of my jacket - including an actual inflation demonstration. If you are interested, here is the link:



http://www.briangorrell.com/hitair.htm



Thanks!

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Old 10-31-2006, 02:49 PM   #20
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Default Excellent Review of a product.

Thanks Brian. Great informative video
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