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 reckonBuzzwagon said:Racers won't use them due to the increased weight.
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.Antnee said: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