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Old 09-01-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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Thumb Discounted Hit-Air Airbag-equipped Jackets for ADVriders!

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:






Please let me know if you have any questions or comments!
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:33 PM   #2
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Hit-air Vest in high-Viz

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.

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Old 09-01-2009, 10:51 PM   #3
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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
Something like this:

How many would you like?

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Old 09-08-2009, 10:47 AM   #4
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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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Old 09-08-2009, 11:16 AM   #5
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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.

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Old 09-08-2009, 11:21 AM   #6
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I'd hate to land on that c02 assembly...
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:48 AM   #7
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I'd hate to land on that c02 assembly...
I would too but the airbag does inflate behind the CO2 assembly. Here's a frame grab from this movie:

We also have additional chest protection armor that can further mitigate this concern:
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:51 AM   #8
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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
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.

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Old 09-08-2009, 11:56 AM   #9
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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.
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.


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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
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.

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Old 09-25-2009, 10:10 PM   #10
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Hit-Air vest from SaferMoto crash tested by AFM racer

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) 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.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:48 PM   #11
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Some news from SaferMoto

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,
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:52 AM   #12
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What's the difference between a type "A" airbag system and a type "B"

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how about a 3/4 length adventure style jacket
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:25 AM   #14
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how about a 3/4 length adventure style jacket

http://www.safermoto.com/products/eu3/index.html

http://www.safermoto.com/products/autobahn2/index.html
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What's the difference between a type "A" airbag system and a type "B"
Hi Coachgeo. It's their older design. All of the products that I currently carry are the type "B".
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