If you knew you were going to crash today what would you wear? Include pics.

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by stin987, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Ant23

    Ant23 Wantings Enduroness

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    Halvarssons, jofama lindstrands stuff for me everytime.

    done 35000 mile in my stuff and you wouldnt know it.

    got hit by a lorry, and all it did was tear the left leg pocket half off, and make a couple of holes in the shoulder where i flew down the road. immenseley impressive stuff, and cheaper than rucka!
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  2. holeshotz

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    Aerostich RoadCrafter 1 pc. I took a header at 60 mph on a GSXR 750 , slid 30 feet across asphalt on my head and shoulder...net result broken left collar bone and a couple of holes worn on my RC...on the forearm. Oh yeah...shoei helmet preformed as expected....no blackouts, headaches nada...

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  3. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Running Free

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    Ouch. Heal well.
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  4. AlphaCat

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    This is a reasonable question, but to me, the sense of assumed clairvoyance is unrealistic.

    From a probability point of view, it's better to ask: "If you didn't know you were going to crash today, what would you wear?" That is, what would be the minimum gear you put on when crashing is the furthest thing from your mind?
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  5. TallRob

    TallRob Long timer

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    wellon 4/4/12 I did crash at 55mph and walked away totally scott free. I was wearing Motoport Air Mesh Kevlar,Motoport Kevlar gloves, Sidi Vertigo Boots, Schuberth C3 helmet and most importantly a Hit-Air MLV Air Vest which deployed which absorbed 90% of the impact and prevented me from experiencing any whip lash.
    The Motoport gear was repaired and sent back to me in 5 days and the Hit-Air MLV Air Vest took less than 5 minutes to repack and re-arm.
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    I have the reflective version of the vest. Its actually black but when a flash of light hits it. It turns white for hi-visibility.
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  6. everycredit

    everycredit Been here awhile

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    Clean underwear.

    No pics needed.
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  7. BrianCa

    BrianCa airheads and stuff.

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    How much was the Hit-Air? Where can you buy them in the US?
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  8. Tonopah

    Tonopah Been here awhile

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    Hit Air: safermoto.com
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  9. El_Duderino

    El_Duderino Adventurer

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    Definitely this... :clap

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  10. JonS

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    If I knew I needed protection, today, it would be leather and armor, with a good helmet. Nothing else is as good.
    Ask John Hopkins.
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  11. Chains45

    Chains45 Wait.... what?

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  12. high dangler

    high dangler Been here awhile

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    compitition grade leather .
    Ive high speed crash tested.
    It works.
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  13. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    I have a hit air that I bought from Safermoto.com ... Alan was the guy I dealt with ...
    he was very helpful and great to work with on the purchase / sizing / choices ...

    I have not yet "tested" mine, but I've watched the videos and am a believer, I always wear it....

    The only issue is that when it is REALLY hot, I am tempted to ditch my jacket and just wear my hit-air vest ... :lol3
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  14. whotmonster

    whotmonster Been here awhile

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    The air vest is just to easy and light not to wear all the time



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  15. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    I have a trip planned for the end of July for tropical weather ... 100+ degrees at high humidity....
    I own one of the hit-air vests that I will be wearing, and am looking for the lightest weight, most ventilated, "jacket" to wear under it ... so that I won't be tempted to JUST wear the vest and thus risk serious road rash :D
    Any thoughts on the coolest possible jacket that still "qualifies" as an "almost" ATGATT since I will have the vest,
    I'm willing to make some compromises....

    My current summer jacket is an Olympia Bushwhacker which is not horrible, but not ideal either...

    Thanks for any suggestions!
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  16. alii1959

    alii1959 Been here awhile

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  17. JRWooden

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    yes you can buy them in the USA, and if you ask there is an ADVRider discount from www.safermoto.com :evil
    I bought mine from Alan at Safermoto and he's a great guy easy to work and and patient with my barrage of questions...
    I bought mine (vest) a while back, but if memory serves, they start at about $375 and go up from there...
    The vests are less expensive, and to me more versatile. I bought an extra C02 cartridge which was about $20.
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  18. DFWBo

    DFWBo Been here awhile

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    Motoport mesh Kevlar jacket is my preferred summertime gear...



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  19. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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  20. Mac

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    If I knew I was going to crash today, I'd take the truck.
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