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Good idea but poorly implemented... I can't see the system catching on...

 

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I dunno, I think it's pretty cool and could well see itself in some races. I wouldn't mind falling on a bed of air rather than a solid road if I crashed too :D
 

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I think it was Rukka that actually brought one of these out a few years ago but they were so expensive that they didn't catch on. Good idea for the road though. Racers won't use them due to the increased weight.

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Racers won't use them due to the increased weight.
I did wonder that myself Jerry. I dunno though; some Dainese sponsored riders may do, more from pressure from Dainese mind you. You know, to prove the technology. Randy De Puniet would be a good rider to test them I reckon :D
 

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BBC highlighted about how one rider said it would have helped him after a accident he had. Its only when you watch the full video it then states that he was on a private track... Wonder what that was. It then says about th amount of bikers killed each year. Does not give the reasons why these accidents happen, or highlight the issues bikers have with road furniture etc.

So to sum it up a very biased report with no actual reason for being broadcast nationally as a way to save injuries.
 

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Pel, the way I look at it the reasons for accidents are irrelevant. being able to protect yourself as much as possible (if you want to) is good in my book. As I understood it though there are no cords to attach to the bike; the Dainese one detects a sudden change in speed/direction (ie hitting the floor) and deploys, theoretically before your bonce touches down. I bought the Dainese jacket with the neck brace in a couple of years ago because I felt it could be useful and now when I wear a jacket that doesn't have it in I feel considerably less safe
 

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The publicity seems to have come after an A&E doctor called for them to be made compulsory. They had one of the manufacturers on radio 5 yesterday, and they sound interesting, but expensive. They can be reused, but I don't know how much they protect you when you get run over by a truck after you've gone down.
 

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Think its a good idea should be extended to the ankles knees. :thumbup
 

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one on bbc was attached to bike, as i am someone who did not buy
heated gloves because of bike attachment, ie id never remember to de attach
when getting off bike, if i had one i would always look like micchelin man
when getting off bike with activated jacket :D
good idea thou but would not buy one that attaced to bike
 

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Pel, the way I look at it the reasons for accidents are irrelevant. being able to protect yourself as much as possible (if you want to) is good in my book. As I understood it though there are no cords to attach to the bike; the Dainese one detects a sudden change in speed/direction (ie hitting the floor) and deploys, theoretically before your bonce touches down. I bought the Dainese jacket with the neck brace in a couple of years ago because I felt it could be useful and now when I wear a jacket that doesn't have it in I feel considerably less safe
Yes but these devices will only be any good for normal tumbles at speed, but will they really protect someone hiting lamposts, barriers (cheese grater barriers) at speed etc. Its not the cause of the accident that is the issue like you say but what actually causes the injuries. I also think that these could actually cause other injuries which until true testing is carried out will show. I am infavour of making it safer to ride but cautious of what it can protect. I do not like the way the BBC has been getting national attention of these devices and the way it is showing a rider in a controlled accident then stating how this will save lives. Its to little in a larger scheme of things. What we need is to see full statistics of how each rider died. And then look whether this would have benifieted in each case.

Maybe compulsery driver / rider training is required ? Car drivers having to sit CBT's etc to make them aware of 2 wheels. Most serious accidents tend to be the result of a car which has hit a bike. By then the damage has already been done and the jacket going off is to late. Race tracks don't have 4 wheels to contend with.
 

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Oh yeah, I agree, I'm not saying that they will protect against the more serious accidents, but then the majority of accidents are the smaller, less catastrophic type. When I came off I made a real mess of myself, and I blame most of it on the fact that I rolled funny. Were I wearing an airbag jacket, who knows how I'd have faired
 
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