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Helite vs Alpinestars Tech Air-pros/cons/thoughts?
« on: August 18, 2019, 01:17:56 AM »
Considering new gear and looking at these two options (as well as a new Dianese smart jacket coming soon). Any thoughts? Advantages of the helite tether system vs alpine star's sensor system?

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Re: Helite vs Alpinestars Tech Air-pros/cons/thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 02:55:12 AM »
Ok, I'll go first :)

From some reading I've done it seems likely that the helite system is better for road riding that involves sudden impacts from other cars or high sides. I say this since it stabilizes neck and spine as its focus.

Alpine stars Tech Air might be better for low sides and track crashes since not all crashes require airbag (low speed slides) though the helite might not deploy either unless separated from bike. Not a big deal with helite since you simply replace a canister rather than send unit to california for eval and rebuild for around $300.

Any thoughts, opinions, or experiences welcome :)

 


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