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post #1 of 6 Old Oct 20th, 2006, 1:39 am Thread Starter
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Hit Air inflatable jacket

Couldn't find anything on this in the search area...

This product got some passing reviews when it was introduced. Info is here;

http://www.hit-air.com/english/system/index.html

Now, read this post of an actual user who went down at freeway speed;

http://www.4windsbmw.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=661

He trashed his bumblebee, but walked away. Kewl. I want one.

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post #2 of 6 Old Oct 20th, 2006, 2:32 am
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I like the concept, except for one small detail:

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Before dismounting, simply press the red button to unfasten the jacket.

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...Failure to heed this reminder may cause the "Hit Air" to inflate unnecessarily...
Somehow, that concerns me.

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I like the concept, except for one small detail:

Somehow, that concerns me.
It does say in the blurb that it needs a pull of 35-55lbs to activate it, so if you forgot to unfasten it, you'ld need to pull your bike over before it went off, and then the air cushion would protect you from the bike falling on top of you!!

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It does say in the blurb that it needs a pull of 35-55lbs to activate it, so if you forgot to unfasten it, you'ld need to pull your bike over before it went off, and then the air cushion would protect you from the bike falling on top of you!!
In the Chinese version, there is some small print that says to use a training device if you think you might forget. It consists of a large rat trap that you sit on with a lanyard that is slightly shorter than the one attached to the air jacket...it is thusly set to activate on your private parts just before the jacket goes off. It is reported that just wearing the training device is enough to jog the memory for most buyers.

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It does say in the blurb that it needs a pull of 35-55lbs to activate it, so if you forgot to unfasten it, you'ld need to pull your bike over before it went off, and then the air cushion would protect you from the bike falling on top of you!!
35-55 lbs sounds like a lot and if you're doing a slow,gentle dismount things will probably go well. However, during a less than graceful moment such as getting your leg past a fully loaded bike with a mountain of gear or the urgency involved in an over due rest stop things will be different. I've experienced the vest demo. The pull required wasn't that much. Granted, it was an early version, the newer ones may be a tad stiffer.
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