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So when I first started riding I looked into the air bag vest:

http://www.bikebone.com/Air-Vest-Motorcycle-Airbag-Hit-Air.htm

But just to update if you haven't seen some of the new stuff, check out this Dainese suit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo9Vlt5tGwY&feature=channel

Looks a bit more hidden and I like the quick release technology on it...Hmm hopefully more will be out in the future. I think they could become popular if they're as well hidden as the latter of the two and don't look any different than normal gear.
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I saw a little article about this a few weeks ago where one of their racing guys crashed and was wearing this. I think this was in the little leagues of MotoGP but significant none the less that it is making its way into racing. Once it becomes 'cool' everyone will want one and the price will come down Laughing emoticon
Of course this is all relative. It's Dainese so it will still be $500

edit: I don't think it is a suit. I think it is the 'hump' on his suit and is entirely separate. There are no wires or anything attaching it to the bike unlike the first air bags.
And I just remembered where I read about it!
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/motorcycle-air-bag/dainese-d-air.htm
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Try this video showing the history of the Dainese Air system.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHUpMy5ylHE
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Watch the video closely, it looks like his arms, legs, back and helmet take 90% of the hits. The shoulders where the wonder gear is at take almost no impacts. Not to impressive to me. The original looks more promising.
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Don't know about you, but when I go down it's always frontally, where untill recently I had no real chest protection. For that I got a vented 6-6-1 chest protector I wear under my long sleeve shirt on long rides. So since I got the extra protection............no more accidents yet ! Not that I ever like an accident.

I'd like to know who's going to wear inflatable torso protection when it's hot outside. Where's the needed ventilation before the accident?
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Interesting stuff, but I'm unconvinced. I prefer safety stuff to be passive- by just being there it works, no need for the gear to "activate" before it's effective.

Then again, I can be somewhat of a Luddite at times. Razz emoticon
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Every time I got off of the bike I'd blow up like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man because I forgot to unhook the tether.

-nub
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nubby wrote:
Every time I got off of the bike I'd blow up like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man because I forgot to unhook the tether.

-nub
Nah...I checked into this. It takes about 70lbs of force to untether it. It would snag you back if you were just stepping off. Plus if somehow you did jump off and it came apart, they sale the extra CO2 cannisters for about $15..no biggie
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luthorhuss wrote:
nubby wrote:
Every time I got off of the bike I'd blow up like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man because I forgot to unhook the tether.

-nub
Nah...I checked into this. It takes about 70lbs of force to untether it. It would snag you back if you were just stepping off. Plus if somehow you did jump off and it came apart, they sale the extra CO2 cannisters for about $15..no biggie
LOL so my new mv handle will either be pufferfish or slapstick (as i get yanked back to my bike by the tether) Laughing emoticon

Seriously though I would love to get one for me and my stepson.
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luthorhuss wrote:
nubby wrote:
Every time I got off of the bike I'd blow up like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man because I forgot to unhook the tether.

-nub
Nah...I checked into this. It takes about 70lbs of force to untether it. It would snag you back if you were just stepping off. Plus if somehow you did jump off and it came apart, they sale the extra CO2 cannisters for about $15..no biggie
Ah, but you underestimate the power of my incompetence young padawan.
Who do you think companies send their product to in order to ensure that it truly is idiot-proof? That's right, I've single handedly saved the world several times and no one knows it.

Now I have visions of getting off of the bike and having the tether pull it over on me. Then, as I'm laying on the ground with the scooter on top of me, *poof* the jacket inflates. Much like when the parachute opens AFTER Wile E. Coyote hits the ground.
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