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Old Jan 6th 2018, 02:57 PM   #11
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Misano D-Air was activated and still did this. 4 months later and the ribs still a bit sore. Upside it could have been much worse, but shit service to get them serviced . Would I buy another one , next time round ? I think so , if it saves your neck , 4K is a small price to pay
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Old Jan 6th 2018, 04:19 PM   #12
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A year or so ago, I visited my local Ducati dealer when they had the Dianese rep there to do custom measurement for race suits.

They had quite a good selection of D-Air suits that would cover my size.

I tried a few of these, although they seemed to fit me, the Dianese rep pointed out that the areas where the air bags will deploy need to fit properly, ie.e fairly tight, otherwise the air bags really don't serve any purpose..

This didn't work for me unfortunately, so we talked about having a custom suit made, but going from about $2500 for an off the rack D-Air to a $6000 custom made suit, I just couldn't justify it for the few track days i do.

From my understanding the air bags, in these race suits, are more designed to hold body parts either compressed, for internal organs or supported in the case of one's neck. They aren't really to cushion impact, although they do somewhat help in this regard.

It just seems that proper fit is fairly critical in getting all the benefits from this technology.
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Old Jan 6th 2018, 04:33 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Calderara di Reno View Post
either way in case of deployment you have to send them to Dainese HQ to get replaced.
Good luck with that.


Here in SFO they ship every time the collect 4 Suits.


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Old Jan 6th 2018, 05:14 PM   #14
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I'm lucky in that the D-Air fitted me like a glove , seroiusly , the way i landed a broken neck would have been on the cards, so it served its purpose, cant complain . Australian distributor hasnt even got the kits to recharge, I'm just riding it uncharged . Btw the Mugello suit looks the go but a lot of coin .
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Old Jan 6th 2018, 10:10 PM   #15
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I had this choice last year after I crashed with a Dainese made to measure suit on.
luckily no rear damage to me but the suit went back for repair and was returned fully fixed in 4 weeks.
but I went for the Helite GP air 2 vest as I couldn't justify 5-6k for a made to measure including the D-air.

I have a couple of pictures that ill try to post up later on
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Old Jan 6th 2018, 11:50 PM   #16
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https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rc...15401190913565

due to poor internet not letting me upload pictures
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Old Jan 7th 2018, 05:54 AM   #17
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sorry just a link -



https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rc...15401190913565



due to poor internet not letting me upload pictures


It looks bulky on top of a suit from the pictures. How does it feel when riding? Air flow? Range of motion? What do you tether it to?


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Old Jan 7th 2018, 05:58 AM   #18
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Is anyone interested in the A* option? It seems everyone is mentioning Dainese and external options but I guess this is pretty new still to the US market.

These external vest options ARE cheaper than the integrated systems though which is definitely nice. Is it the look of them thatís currently off putting or the thoughts that the integrated is safer/a more complete solution?


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Old Jan 7th 2018, 06:45 AM   #19
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I Ride: '16 Pani R, 1098R Bayliss, KTM1090R.
I use the Spidi Neck DPS waist coat. I thought it would be a pain in the ass, but apart from
remembering to "clip in/out" you don't even know you are wearing it.
I picked the mesh body instead of solid, for full ventilation in summer.

You can get a spare gas charge for around 30 euro and can repack it at the track in
about 10 minutes. Biggest downside is the fact that the jacket is just nylon, so any long
slides etc will probably right the jacket off.

The Helite that Nathanhu mentioned comes in leather so will probably be more resilient if you are a frequent crasher.
It is nearly double the price of the Spidi however.
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Old Jan 7th 2018, 06:48 AM   #20
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It looks bulky on top of a suit from the pictures. How does it feel when riding? Air flow? Range of motion? What do you tether it to?


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The vest sits quite tightly, not not so intrusive as you might think. It is very thin in construction. My comparison would be like a mill spec armoured vest, but without the ballistic plates fitted but a bit lighter and thinner ( hope that made sense !)

In Europe they are very popular and the advantage of just swapping gas bottles on site rather than sending the whole suit back saves time and may mean I can ride with suit 2 but no vest if itís that bad..
To deploy the vest a teather isfitted to the Bike ( mine is at the front of the seat 1299)
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