ALWAYS ACTIVE at 360°
The EQUIAIRBAG® activation cable is designed to recognize the dangerous situation and immediately activate the airbag. It works regardless of the direction of the fall, and the type of discipline that is taking place.
The activation cable is elastic to always recover the length and avoid obstacles.
The practical certified carabiner connects easily to both English and Western saddles.
The activation time is incredibly fast. 80 millisconds.
The airbag is already inflated after a few cm of falling.
Simple systems are the most reliable. This is a golden rule in the design of security systems.
(KIS= Keep It Simple)
Mechanical technology is today the most advanced and used technology for design very reliable devices. (seat belts, braking systems, fire-extinguisher systems, release mechanisms (weapons), emergency exits, naval aviation safety closures, aerospace).
is a mechanical activation safety system
it is always "active" and requires no ordinary maintenance (no batteries)
it is simple to use
In reality, the fall from a horse is not instantaneous, but a succession of movements that can be measured in milliseconds.
It is important that the airbag is able to recognize the accident and inflate before the rider hits an obstacle.
EQUIAIRBAG® is able to offer protection after a few cm of fall.
The inflated airbag must have a big volume to absorb most of the impact energy and transmit as little as possible to the body. Impact tests measure how much force passes through the protector and is discharged onto the body
Impact test description:
A steel clapper (shaped like a curb) hits the protector with 50 J of energy. Below is a sensor that measures how much force, expressed in kN, has passed through the protector
The less strength registered, the better the protector's ability.
EFFECTS FOR THE HORSE
The activation of EQUIAIRBAG is so sudden that the horse does not even perceive the opening. Horses that are close also seem not to be bothered by the airbag firing.
Tests conducted in open and closed environments.