Discounted Hit-Air Airbag-equipped Jackets for ADVriders!

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by SaferMoto, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    Hi everyone,
    My name is John Mardesich and I have started a company that focuses on products that enhance motorcycle safety. My first and main product line is the Hit-Air line of airbag-equipped jackets and vests. While looking into ways to build my case to my wife about recent improvements in moto safety, I ran across these and was so impressed with them that I wanted to get one myself. I was disappointed that they weren't readily available so I started my own company to sell them.
    I truly think they are an amazing and potentially life-saving product.

    I am located in the San Francisco Bay Area and will be attending as many local meets and clubs as I can. I will of course sell them and ship anywhere.

    I am offering discounted pricing to ADVrider members, contact me for details and a coupon code.

    In case you haven't seen these in action, here is a video from an impromptu demo of one of the vests that was shot last weekend at a 1Rider gathering:

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    Please let me know if you have any questions or comments!
    Ride Safer,
    -John Mardesich
    SaferMoto.com
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  2. DakarBlues

    DakarBlues One-everythinged man

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    Hi,

    why don't you have Hit-Air produce the vest in high-Viz with Scotchlite strips.
    I guarantee you it would be a winner.
    People would keep their preferred jacket, wear a high-viz vest and at the same time be air-bag protected should a mishap happen.

    I would buy a high-viz hit-air vest in a flash.

    My $0.02
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  3. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    Something like this:wink::
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    How many would you like?

    Cheers,
    -John
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  4. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    Hi guys,
    I've added some videos and created a YouTube channel if you're interested in finding out more about the Hit-Air jackets and vests.
    http://www.youtube.com/SaferMoto
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  5. ruh roh

    ruh roh hey Yall

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    Interesting. I saw something similar on tv last year, but it looked pretty dorky. Yours seems better designed. As i was watching your video, what comes to mind is

    1 - please explain how the position of that canister is not going to give me an instant mammogram when i hit the ground? And if your answer is - the optional armor, please tell me how the male flat chested armor is not going to give me an instant mammogram? You have female armor? I was waiting for the woman in the video to say something about fit, rather than ha ha what my boobs look like now.

    2 - The video goes on and on about how your helmet cant touch the ground. Pshaw. If youre in a nice controlled skid, or the graceful swan dive like your flash video shows , ok. But tumbling rag doll at 70 mph, I dont believe that. The neck bag seems to push the the helmet forward, might not touch in back, but youre face shield, chin bar, or face itself in the event of 3/4 helmet is gonna be kissing some pavement.

    my .02
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  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I'd hate to land on that c02 assembly...
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  7. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    I would too but the airbag does inflate behind the CO2 assembly. Here's a frame grab from this movie:
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    We also have additional chest protection armor that can further mitigate this concern:
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  8. DakarBlues

    DakarBlues One-everythinged man

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    For the # 2, it seems like the neck cushion would perform like a Leatt brace sort off, meaning it would fight the compression of the spine should you hit the ground head first after a parabolic flight (like a warhead), and there is also cushioning on the front which might help keep the face further from the ground in case of a tumble.

    My $0.02.
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  9. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    I have a large breasted friend and she feels the same way. She tried on an XL vest over her regular leather jacket and felt that it was OK. For a jacket, by itself though, it was a no-go.


    Yeah, I agree. Saying anything can or can't happen during a motorcycle crash is unrealistic. Personally, I'd still rather have an airbag inflated around my neck while tumbling like a rag doll than not.

    Cheers,
    -John
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  10. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    Hi all,
    Well we have some real crash data now. Sunday September 20 at the AFM races at Infineon Raceway (Sonoma, California - Sears Point to you old-timers[​IMG]) an AFM racer was wearing one of my vests over his leathers during his 650 twins race.
    He crashed in turn two, slid, rolled, bounced on his head, rolled some more.
    He walked away with a destroyed helmet and a headache, but nothing else.
    He had this to say: "Thank you so much for letting me wear the vest. I swear it is the one reason I am not writing this from a hospital bed."
    Can't tell you how good this makes me feel.[​IMG]
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  11. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    Hi all,
    First I would like to say thanks to all the ADVrider members who have contacted me. The YS vest is proving very popular. A new order is on its way.
    I have added a news section:
    http://www.safermoto.com/news
    and a Gallery of high resolution product shots (and more to come):
    http://www.safermoto.com/gallery

    As always, let me know if you have any questions, or just post them here.
    Cheers,
    -John
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  12. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    What's the difference between a type "A" airbag system and a type "B"
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  13. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    how about a 3/4 length adventure style jacket
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  14. Coachgeo

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  15. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    Hi Coachgeo. It's their older design. All of the products that I currently carry are the type "B".
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  16. SaferMoto

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    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    I see vest are advertised on your site as being made to go OVER your existing jacket. Are they sized up automatically for this or should you order one or two sizes larger so it fits over your personal jacket(s)?
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  18. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    The only time you would want to go up an extra size is if you are using it over leathers with a speed hump. Otherwise, the sizing charts work very well for wearing over your jacket.
    Cheers,
    -John
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  19. SaferMoto

    SaferMoto Been here awhile

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    Hi everyone.
    I wanted to let you know about a promotion we're running. We are including the upgraded CE-rated back armor and a spare CO2 cartridge with each jacket or vest order. This is a $54-59 value.
    As always, if you have any questions, let me know.
    Also, check out our news page for some interesting news.
    Cheers,
    -John
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  20. PJungnitsch

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    I ordered a Hit-Air YS vest (the yellow one) from John this winter and found him excellent to deal with, very quick and responsive to questions and emails.

    Tried out a 'test inflate' at work, you can see it takes a fair tug to get it activated:

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