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Old 12-21-2010, 08:57 PM   #196
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John,

PM sent! Trying to get a YS vest for my Christmas gift.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:27 PM   #197
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John,

PM sent! Trying to get a YS vest for my Christmas gift.
Just replied no way I can get it to you before Christmas, sorry
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:30 PM   #198
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Factory reply:

"airbag tube of MLV is longer than YS's. This is the main reason"

Reading into the "translation" I would say that the MLV rear protection on each side of the spine is slightly longer than that on the YS mainly due to the YS having a "covering" over the air bags.

I hope that answers your question, if not let me know and I will try again
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:13 AM   #199
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Thanks John,

How are the measurements for the YS sizes that correspond to 'small', 'medium', 'large' etc...?
Thanks again.
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"airbag tube of MLV is longer than YS's. This is the main reason"

Reading into the "translation" I would say that the MLV rear protection on each side of the spine is slightly longer than that on the YS mainly due to the YS having a "covering" over the air bags.

I hope that answers your question, if not let me know and I will try again
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:22 AM   #200
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Cool2

Here is a link to the sizing chart on the jackets which is the same as the vest sizes for the NON MLV vests

Scroll to bottom of page for sizing chart

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Old 12-22-2010, 05:31 PM   #201
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Just replied no way I can get it to you before Christmas, sorry
No problem with the arrival time. Just placed the order.

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Old 12-23-2010, 09:39 AM   #202
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Is the material of the outer shell ̣(Polyester Mesh is just nylon, right?) able to stand the hit and sliding on the ground without grinding through the airbags for them to go flat?
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:46 AM   #203
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Is the material of the outer shell ̣(Polyester Mesh is just nylon, right?) able to stand the hit and sliding on the ground without grinding through the airbags for them to go flat?
In 3 out of my 4 crashes I have not managed to puncture the "shell" or the airbag.
In one of the crashes I slid for over 90 feet and managed to 'melt' a hole in the "shell" and airbag. The bag had already taken all the initial impact and I had no injuries at all from the crash (Turn 6 Infineon lowside on entry long slide down and across the turn. Not sure what the entry speed was I know it's a 4th gear turn for me on the SV)
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:18 AM   #204
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Thanks for the info. I take your words. That's good enough for me
Will put in an order.
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In 3 out of my 4 crashes I have not managed to puncture the "shell" or the airbag.
In one of the crashes I slid for over 90 feet and managed to 'melt' a hole in the "shell" and airbag. The bag had already taken all the initial impact and I had no injuries at all from the crash (Turn 6 Infineon lowside on entry long slide down and across the turn. Not sure what the entry speed was I know it's a 4th gear turn for me on the SV)
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:46 PM   #205
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Thanks for the info. I take your words. That's good enough for me
Will put in an order.
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If you have any other questions just let me know
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:59 PM   #206
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If your interested in how bright the Lumidex MLV vest gets under a bright light. Just click the link.
Its pretty cool. In real life it shows up a lot brighter than in this photo because the camera tones it down to equalize the color.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/capfacs...7625595536934/
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:49 PM   #207
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Which to buy?

I'm looking for some input on which version to buy...
I live in North Carolina, and most of my riding is in warm to HOT weather.
In hot weather I currently wear the mostly mesh Olympia Bushwacker retina searing yellow color - size large.

In cooler weather I have a TourMaster Jett2 in Medium - for whatever reason the medium fits perfectly (I figured I'd need the large) - it is mostly black with some reflective tape. I got this jacket as I found that even with a Gerbing heated liner the mesh shell Bushwacker was just too cold for winter riding without extra layers which added extra bulk.

I'm leaning towards the MLV-Y as that would give me 4-season protection when layered over either the Bushwacker OR the Jett2.

On the other hand ... if one of the hit-air jackets would serve in 4-seasons, then I could thin down the wardrobe and just one item to put on in the morning instead of always a jacket + vest. I'm kinda surprised that none of the jackets come in the retina searing yellow ....

Ok I've confused myself enough for tonight ...

Any and all input appreciated.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:50 AM   #208
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I ve been reading about hit air for 7 years now on and off. How this going to interact with a new neck braces that guys are using? Would it be better to go with the vest type and stick with my joe rocket alter ego 2?
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:56 AM   #209
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Thanks for the pic. It really looked great. Does the Lumidex only available for MLV? I'm thinking of getting the YS full vest...



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If your interested in how bright the Lumidex MLV vest gets under a bright light. Just click the link.
Its pretty cool. In real life it shows up a lot brighter than in this photo because the camera tones it down to equalize the color.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/capfacs...7625595536934/
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:42 AM   #210
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Just bought the MLV-L and a couple spare cartridges.

Now I'm just going to ride harder .

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