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Old 03-31-11, 08:38 AM
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I don't know if anyone has posted this yet but I couldn't find a thread.
This seems silly:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...rticle1964698/
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Useless.
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Looks like it works pretty well. Might as well cover the face too. A helmet is lots simpler and cheaper.
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I f I knew someone was wearing one of those thiongs, I'd be tempted to sneak up behind and give him a good shove.

Interesting technology. Useless result.
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel
Interesting technology. Useless result.
Originally Posted by ctyler
Useless.
Here's what the designer had to say...
'Both myself and my colleagues are very keen cyclists, but in Sweden a law was brought in that all people must wear helmets [ ... ] A lot of people don't like a bicycle helmet because of the way it looks and what it does to your hairstyle once you have taken it off [ ... ] So despite the law many people carried on not wanting to wear cycle helmets, and this is the same not just in Sweden but in places like the UK too [...] We wanted to make something to keep people safe and at the same time answer these questions for people, keeping them safe but looking good'

Seems like a great invention to me.
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Originally Posted by chris902
I don't know if anyone has posted this yet but I couldn't find a thread.
This seems silly:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...rticle1964698/
That leaves me scratching my head(or should that be airbag)
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Sounds like a good way to cause a wreck when a rough road sets it off.
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Originally Posted by KD5NRH
Sounds like a good way to cause a wreck when a rough road sets it off.
Well yes, but your head will be well protected in the resulting crash. Check this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo9Vlt5tGwY
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Originally Posted by Servo888
Here's what the designer had to say...
'Both myself and my colleagues are very keen cyclists, but in Sweden a law was brought in that all people must wear helmets [ ... ] A lot of people don't like a bicycle helmet because of the way it looks and what it does to your hairstyle once you have taken it off [ ... ] So despite the law many people carried on not wanting to wear cycle helmets, and this is the same not just in Sweden but in places like the UK too [...] We wanted to make something to keep people safe and at the same time answer these questions for people, keeping them safe but looking good'

Seems like a great invention to me.
It is a great invention. The fault lies in assuming someone who won't wear a helmet is going to buy an expensive airbag and wear it regularly. How big & heavy is this piece of work?
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