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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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6 short crash videos

Why I do not want to be too close to my bike after a lowside crash:




Before a high-side begins it is a normal drift, and it is not time for me to think about bailing out yet:

Garry McCoy slides his ZX RR 2003 - YouTube



Here is McCoy hanging onto the grips a little longer than I would on the street, because he is trying to win, but the crash flips him higher and likely hurts him more because of it:




This is what MotoGP riders hope will happen after a high-side begins, and it almost always fails to stop the crash- I would have bailed instead, instead of holding the grips this long:



I learned to land feet and butt first as much as possible similar to this twisting in the air, but with a knotted rope tied to a tree next to a pond, and from lots of dirt bike and bicycle crashes from 10 to 15 years old:



For the riding gear I have worn from 8 to 53 years old, it seems best to try to land feet and butt first and then slide on my back without my hands and helmet touching the sandpaper-like pavement (not always possible).


Maybe some day we will all be required to wear these below, then it is better to roll because your collarbones are better protected:


“Do…not waste time protesting the self-inflated showmen and bloviating bullshitters who populate our culture. It’s more fun to marvel at them, to appreciate them, to be grateful for them, and to mock them relentlessly. ”-from the 2010 book American Freak Show by Willie Geist. "He wondered what difference any of it would make two hundred years from now." -from the book Cyclops by Clive Cussler.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 11:21 AM
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It's like airbags for humans...

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 04:06 PM
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Better than goldwings on board air bag. I would definitely buy this if it was around 1200 bucks

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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These jackets have the airbag hidden under them for about $400:

airbag jacket motorcycle Body Armors safety Motorcycle Safety street riding gear bike

The high-end Dainese brand for track or street use probably costs a lot more- this site has a store locator:

Dainese - D-air

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