Yet another repeat of the exploding airbag helmet topic

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Yet another repeat of the exploding airbag helmet topic

Postby mercalia » 11 Nov 2016, 11:45am

"Swedish brand Hövding claims product tests 8 times safer than helmets"

I think would likely to get mugged in London? or picked up by the cops as an invader from outer space

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http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/swedish-brand-h-vding-claims-product-tests-8-times-safer-than-helmets/020273
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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby meic » 11 Nov 2016, 11:54am

Well no you wouldnt be seen dead riding this as it only looks like that after it has activated.
People quite possibly would be literally dead if it looked like that.
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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby Vorpal » 11 Nov 2016, 11:57am

And here I was waiting for the joke about being dead if you *don't* wear it ;)
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Postby rjb » 11 Nov 2016, 12:09pm

She makes a good representation of the puncture fairy. :lol:
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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby thirdcrank » 11 Nov 2016, 1:13pm

Perhaps the point is that anyone wearing it might not be seen dead in the sense that they might have an improved chance of survival, albeit with the other serious injuries which don't get listed in death certificates in addition to massive head injury.

I can see the risk being that something which gave demonstrably better physical protection than an ordinary plastic hat would attract the compulsionists (except to the extent that the £obby is from plastic hat makers.) All the other compulsion arguments apply.

Which leads me to ask, why isn't this in the helmet section?

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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby mercalia » 11 Nov 2016, 1:16pm

thirdcrank wrote:Perhaps the point is that anyone wearing it might not be seen dead in the sense that they might have an improved chance of survival, albeit with the other serious injuries which don't get listed in death certificates in addition to massive head injury.

I can see the risk being that something which gave demonstrably better physical protection than an ordinary plastic hat would attract the compulsionists (except to the extent that the £obby is from plastic hat makers.) All the other compulsion arguments apply.

Which leads me to ask, why isn't this in the helmet section?


is there a helmet section? didnt know that.

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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby meic » 11 Nov 2016, 1:19pm

is there a helmet section? didnt know that.

At least it has fulfilled its purpose for one person then. :lol:

It was created to keep such discussions out of the "public eye".
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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby gaz » 11 Nov 2016, 1:27pm

mercalia wrote:is there a helmet section? didnt know that.

:? You've posted in it before* :wink:

*More accurately posts you've made before are now in that section, although the threads may have been on other boards at the time of posting.
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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby landsurfer » 11 Nov 2016, 1:29pm

It does appear that the action of inflating the "helmet" causes a sex change :)
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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby mercalia » 11 Nov 2016, 2:15pm

it was any way more fun than serious

I could just imagine seeing some fall over on their bike then see their head balloon up :lol:

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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby mjr » 11 Nov 2016, 2:43pm

Collars containing explosives. What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby Mick F » 11 Nov 2016, 3:01pm

Why not wear an air bag?
Perhaps cycling clothes could be fitted with six air bags that inflate during a crash situation?

Sort of Michelin Man suit.
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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby Roadster » 11 Nov 2016, 4:56pm

Yes, in for a penny...

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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby LollyKat » 17 Nov 2016, 8:51pm

Be careful putting on your jacket....http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... ket-200125

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Re: I wouldnt be seen dead out riding, wearing this?

Postby Graham » 17 Nov 2016, 9:15pm

Groundhog Day . . . . it's back again and again and . . . . . .

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