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Old Dec 27th 2016, 11:52 AM   #11
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get a hit air vest problem solved if you are interested i can help you out.
Thanks, I'll look into it. Any feedback about it on your end?
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Old Dec 27th 2016, 12:21 PM   #12
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Thanks, I'll look into it. Any feedback about it on your end?
the vest is a good option, i have a number of friends who use it and it works.

Personally if the d Air was lighter and repair time was not ridiculous I would buy one but the vest is a very strong product.
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Old Dec 27th 2016, 12:39 PM   #13
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Thanks, you gentleman have a very valid point. Reason I like the d-air option was for it's shoulder protection. In the past 3 years my friends who high-sided all had shoulder related injuries. I'm curious to see how the vest performs in that aspect. All the tests I've found so far don't really show much protection in the shoulder area.
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I have one wear it every track session gives me more confidence. I have a buddy that crashed in it worked great.


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Old Dec 28th 2016, 02:18 AM   #15
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Hoping to get the custom suit from Italy, anyone know the price on those???
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Old Dec 28th 2016, 04:30 AM   #16
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Last year when I got my dair Dainese Usa would only repair suits purchased in the states. I got mine from motowheels, a vender on this forum. I didn't wad up last year so I don't have an experience with sending it back, a guy I know did crash with his dair and a hit vest on top. He said it was like landing on a pillow, he wasn't even sore. I did not see him later in the season but he did text me and said the suit looked brand new when he got it back from repacking and repairs.
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Old Dec 28th 2016, 06:41 AM   #17
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Sometime last year, I visited my dealer who had Dianese reps in for a day for customer fitted suit measurements.

When he saw me, he suggested first trying on a couple of off the shelves D-Air suits.

One was too small and the other too big.

The suits have to fit very snuggly all around, otherwise, the air bags do not provide the protective support that they are designed to do.

So fit is very important.

He offered to do custom measurements and build a suit for about $5K, but I would have had to come back to the shop a few hours later as the custom fitting was by appointment.

So I would suggest you find a local dealer and try the suit one that you plan on buying just to make sure it fits correctly.

And yes the Dianese guy told me that the only suits they service are for those bought through the American distribution.
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is alpine stars even an option? i know you can get the airbag system for their race replica but i think its crazy money
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I was very fortunate that the off the shelf suit fit perfectly.
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Originally Posted by mark419ny View Post
is alpine stars even an option? i know you can get the airbag system for their race replica but i think its crazy money
It's also vaporwear in the states. I have a Race Replica and have been trying for years to get it. Every time they tell me "next year". Supposedly it was over a legal battle with Dainese (which I understand was recently settled), so hopefully it happens this year.

ETA: After examining a D-Air, if it fits you, I would get one of those instead anyway. Just a better suit than my Race Replica, even ignoring the airbag system IMHO.
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