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Old 11-20-2012, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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:

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It's like airbags for humans...
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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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These jackets have the airbag hidden under them for about $400:

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

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