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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting is all I can say really.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 03:24 AM
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I've always wondered if these kinds of things won't actually cause more tumbling and thus increase the likelihood of breaking a limb's bone. Time will tell I guess.

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Why do you say that? looks to me like it would have little effect on tumbling. As far as the activation, does it work via a tether, or what?

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Seems to me that a fault like that one would result in little injury with just a set of leathers. And it would do little to protect the rider from something like hitting a car. I think the honda airbag works much better for that.



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Having pranged a lot, especially in competitions, I knew the first to hit, most often, was my hip as you see this demonstration also show.

Once I had broken my left hip by coming off the roof of my home to challenge the concrete of the driveway only to find out the hip broke. THAT told me there is a good chance I will do it again in practicing or competiting in comp events.

The sheer love of m/cing I decided to stick to the streets, for less chance of numerous prangs, to you see often in practing or racing a rider will come off one to several times they practice or compete while not to many in street riding come off.

I came off in '05 (five yrs later) of said broken hip & tested out the right hip, though nothing broke yet four yrs later in walking around the corner to the front of the Post Office I actually knocked myself out & broke my right hip due to slipping on black ice. Tends to make one wonder about human nature.

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Lol, funny stuff

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While I am a m/c rider I am not stupied enough to be counting on something happening like that teener sitting on some explosive. Fact is even when in competition or in practicing for comp., I was not aiming to prang. Like most of your pavement riders, as I am not, one is not aiming at having a stupid accident----one of the reasons we do not do stupid things & keep our eyes on the crazies driving cages.

Like each time I have clocked ANOTHER year without having a prang or being taken down by some dim-wit with a cage. Which I am thankfull for believe me.
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Thumbs down or how about . . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:P...%28film%29.jpg
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that ice jacket from James Bond, the zorb like thing
=====Im kinda ripping in the invention sarcastically with the 'other options'

Yea I dont think that invention is going to far, I dont even think the inventor rides bikes. I mean when you fall; the fall is what, like 4ish feet. I think anyone can handle a 4 foot fall, so the inventor (i hypothesize) does not ride. The rest of the injury is momentum, sliding in the road surface. Like smitty mentioned, there is also hip impact, what about that Sir inventor?
PLUS- when you see GP riders fall, they dont roll if they could help it. They rather skid along in a controlled fashon, shifting weight here and there so that the leathers dont eat through to their skin.
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snakesht, my guess is . . . maybe its like a tread mill, you know when you fall off that cord attached to you disengages and turns off the treadmill

Vash, what honda airbag?
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http://www.autoblog.com/2006/09/08/v...bag-in-action/

This honda airbag. The idea has its limitations, namely being
1. It does nothing for the no.1 cause of crashes, failure to negotiate a turn. The classic newbie stab on the rear brake mid corner crash
2. It does work for the no. 2 cause of crashes, driver turning left in front of a motorcycle. But that it all its good for.
3. It adds a shit load of weight to the bike.

Ok, here is a very difficult to implement idea for safety developers. Make the suit from two layers of material, with a layer of ferromagnetic fluid between them. Place a capacitor pack somewhere that would discharge into the fluid during a dismount. Hey, I did say it would be difficult to implement.



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