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Old Nov 11th 2018, 11:04 AM   #1
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Do you use your D-AIR on the street/what's your weekend street suit?

Time to buy a suit, 95% weekend warrior, 4-5 track days a year, zero commuting.

Torn between misano (no rib protection), mugello or tech air. I feel the last one is best suited for my riding, but I like the integration of the D-AIR (and other small things, such as hydration pouch, light upon crashing, seemingly tested more, hearing from people first hand that it worked perfectly, less cumbersome, etc)

What suit do you wear on the weekends when not at track?
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Old Nov 11th 2018, 11:42 AM   #2
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If you’re looking for airbag protection for street, go Alpinestars Tech Air Street as their system will protect you at standstill (when at a light) and at very low speeds. Dainese’s system only deploys at 30mph+

I wear Dainese Misano Pants mated with a Dainese Fighter Jacket and Dainese Pro-Armor back protector and Dainese Torque Out D1 Boots for street/track. Nice to be able to remove the jacket when stopping for water or a bite to eat.
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Old Nov 14th 2018, 02:12 AM   #3
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I Ride: 2017 Panigale 1299s Anniversario, 2008 Desmosedici, 2014 BMW S1000r, 2018 Panigale V4.
I got both, Misano and Mugello R. Mainly do track, crashed couple times with Misano. No issues at all, no fractures. Mugello is at least twice the price. To me 3k+ spent is better than a broken rib.
You just have to keep in mind that if you carsh and needs to be serviced, you are with no suit for 1-2months. And 2-400$, depending on damage.
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Old Nov 14th 2018, 06:24 AM   #4
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Alpinestars Tech Air Racing can be programmed for street as well
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Old Nov 14th 2018, 06:32 AM   #5
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I use the Tech-Air suit on the track. I like the fact that it can be programmed for street is nice but I recommend trying one on. The back protector that is built into the vest is large and can be uncomfortable. Based on what you are stating for riding would the two piece air suit work? That way for street riding you can take the jacket off. Also based on your riding I say for A-star go with the street setup as mentioned it is always armed.
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Old Nov 14th 2018, 08:59 PM   #6
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I use the Tech-Air in my GP Pro suit at the track then swap the bags into the jacket (it's a missile IIRC). That's what is practical for me. As others stated the A* also protects you at a stand still and low speeds in the street setting which in my opinion is invaluable.
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Old Mar 2nd 2019, 09:10 PM   #7
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The D-Air deploys at speeds grader than 6mph.
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 10:30 PM   #8
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Guy next in pitbox was told about 6 weeks to fix his Misano,after 6 months and still no suit he gave up..
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Old Mar 4th 2019, 07:32 AM   #9
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I use tech air race vest set to street mode when I ride on the street.

I had a lowside on the street and the missle suit with tech air in street mode worked as advertised and likely saved my shoulder and collarbone. I walked away with bruises.

Street mode fires both canisters in the vest so it has to go back to the manufacturer and 300 bucks later you are in business.

In track mode you get two deployments before having to send it in. Lowside on the track, pick yourself up, keep riding until it happens again.

Track mode requires that you be in continuous motion, so that setting does not work on the street.

The street vest ONLY works in street mode and DOES NOT fit into a racing suit. It requires specific alpinestars street gear.

I have had 2 malfunctions with the Tech Air vest, where it would not stay armed and required a warranty service. This in the course of a single year. Not ideal reliability.

Make sure to have a Helite or similar mechanical airbag vest for when the electronic one is down for service.
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Old Apr 1st 2019, 04:13 AM   #10
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I wear a casual shirt and shorts that I bought from Mixxmix Coupons.
It feels like free and relaxed you know. It is too comfortable in compare to tracksuits and all.
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