Episode 142: Don’t Turbo Yer ‘Busa

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 Episode 142: Don't Turbo Yer 'Busa

March 10, 2013

Vega Pack System Jacket from the front

Vega Pack System Jacket from the front

Vega Pack System Jacket from the back with pack attached

Vega Pack System Jacket from the back with pack attached

Vega Pack System Jacket in black

Vega Pack System Jacket in black

Vega Pack System Jacket with front vent open

Vega Pack System Jacket with front vent open

Vega Phantom with chin bar detached

Vega Phantom with chin bar detached

Vega Phantom

Vega Phantom

Corazzo jacket

Corazzo jacket

Corazzo Turiste Trenchcoat

Corazzo Turiste Trenchcoat

Corazzo heated vest

Corazzo heated vest

Voztec from front

Voztec from front

Voztec entry hinge

Voztec entry hinge

Voztec neck opening

Voztec neck opening

Voztec with the hinge separated for emergency removal

Voztec with the hinge separated for emergency removal

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9 thoughts on “Episode 142: Don’t Turbo Yer ‘Busa

  1. Hi James:
    Your interview got me interested in the Voztec helmet design, and I posted your links on a forum, but the general “expert” concensus (purely based on the photos – rolls eyes) is that the latching mechanism is plastic. I have serious doubts that a professional engineer would design it that way, and I believe the plastic piece is an alignment guide. Did you see how the latch was constructed? Can you describe it? I can’t find any specific images detailing this, I assume to protect the patent.

  2. The latch is plastic which is fine with me if it holds up in appropriate testing. I’ll reach out to see if I can get a comment from Voztec.

  3. Think you’d be able to get a boom mic like for a Cardo or Scala inside that Voztec? That’d be a deal breaker for me if you couldn’t.

  4. Hi There James, The lock is reinforced with metal and will be subject to ECE,DOT JIS and AUS standards, we will keep you posted with results expected in June 2013, initial internal testing has produced encouraging results.

    Mark Bryant
    Managing Director
    Voztec Helmets

  5. A clamp on mount and boom mike would be tough. Sena’s stick on mount and wired mike would probably work if the speakers don’t fall on the seam.

  6. 70% of the ears are in the front shell including the ear hole, we believe speaker can be mounted in the front shell with boom attached to adjustable chin cup.

  7. Thanks for following up James, interested to see how this one pans out. I hate straps.

  8. Peter,

    I’m with you. The chin straps always seem to be a point of pressure and contention for me. It doesn’t help that my neck is about 1″ long and wider than a tree trunk, so collar space is at a premium for me already.

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