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post #1 of 14 Old 11-14-2007, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dainese's new Suit Airbag system...

this actually looks pretty ingenious!

http://www.dainese.com/eng/newsDettaglio.asp?idnews=329

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post #2 of 14 Old 11-14-2007, 12:15 PM
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must be tough to intentionally crash.

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What about when they pick the bike back up and get back into the race? Do they just ride on with that parachute attached?

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It rips right off.

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must be tough to intentionally crash.
Pfff, no way. I'd do that all day long if the leathers and bike were given to me to do just that.

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Pfff, no way. I'd do that all day long if the leathers and bike were given to me to do just that.
i dunno man... the only thought that would be going through my mind is "**** this may really hurt this time..."

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Okay, okay, okay. I am readying myself for a flaiming here. I am not here to rain on anyone's parade, but that system is a bit gimicky.

From what I can see, the only thing is really helps protect is the neck (Whiplash), shoulders and possibly the collar bone area. I would have expect ed the deployment to offer more protection than appears.

They show what it can do in a low side type accident in which distance to impact is typically short - in other words - the distance to the ground or pavement. Impact forces are less and also, the trajectory and motion of a rider is pretty predictable and also can be covered with such a system. Most of today's suits - cheap or expensive can and will protect a rider in this situation. There are the amazing back protectors of today, there are the CE shoulder armour pieces, there is the padding already in the back / aerodynamic hump - so this system does not really replace these in a revolutionary way.

Were a rider to encounter a high side type accident which often launches the rider higher into the air - thereby increasing the distance to impact, which in turns allows more velocity or force to build up - this system would do little more than what already exists. And... it seems this system could actually expose a rider to injury depending on how long it stays inflated since it replaces the hard / permanent type back hump. Someone also brings up a great question of practicality in racing - once deployed, for a rider to carry on, he or she would have to do so without secondary protection as far as I can tell. Once deployed, this system means the suit no longer has the aerodynamic hump or should impact protection. A subsequent spill in this suit is out of the question.

I am not trying to be over critical here, and maybe I am holding a high end, credible manufacturer like Dainese to high expectations... these are just my observations based on what I see here.

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From what I can see, the only thing is really helps protect is the neck (Whiplash), shoulders and possibly the collar bone area. I would have expected the deployment to offer more protection than appears.
it appears this is all they set out to protect, even from the statement of the areas it covers. i think anything bigger would have exceeded the space limitation of the aerohump and anything elsewhere would be another hard thing to land on. from the vid, it looked to keep the guy's neck from rolling over in the event of a tumble and if the flaps cover the shoulders, it should help a lot with collarbones.

to me, it's like the Goldwing airbag system... if a big, reputable company like Honda or Dainese is going to bring out something like this, then the likelihood of it being beneficial is very high

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it appears this is all they set out to protect, even from the statement of the areas it covers. i think anything bigger would have exceeded the space limitation of the aerohump and anything elsewhere would be another hard thing to land on. from the vid, it looked to keep the guy's neck from rolling over in the event of a tumble and if the flaps cover the shoulders, it should help a lot with collarbones.

to me, it's like the Goldwing airbag system... if a big, reputable company like Honda or Dainese is going to bring out something like this, then the likelihood of it being beneficial is very high
Please - don't misunderstand my comments or mis-construe them. I agree - this device is without question beneficial. I guess looking at it from a manufacturing stand point, I think it could be been designed to do even more... and also incorportate some manner of survivability. This was one of the main reasons there was a revision to the legionnaire gloves.

For those of us that pay dearly for our protection, it would be nice to have this at an affordable price and with the possibility of it saving us more than once.

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dunno... maybe it can be repacked like a car airbag (hopefully at a fraction of the cost!) if it's not shredded in the slide. but it appeared to hold up as far as air pressure goes, so maybe they've worked that out already. but in a same-race scenario... i doubt there's any way possible for an airbag system to do more than one release

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Now if they would only make an airbag system for my crotch region and help protect the most important part of my body?! Hmmmm....

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could always ziptie a balloon to Mr XX Jr...

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Now if they would only make an airbag system for my crotch region and help protect the most important part of my body?! Hmmmm....
They did, but stopped at size XS.....

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