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If a rider forgets to release the coiled wire when dismounting the horse, will the airbag activate?

Quite a strong pulling force is required to activate the airbag.
When dismounting, the rider may feel a strong tug and realizes that he/she has forgotten to disconnect the one-touch release.
However, be careful not to dismount a horse forcibly to avoid unnecessary activation.
Always disconnect the one-touch connector before dismounting a horse.

Once the airbag is activated and inflated, can it be reused?

Yes, it can be reused over and over again provided it has not been damaged.
Simply replace the gas cartridge using handy tools attached to the jacket.
If it is damaged, consult with an authorized dealer for a maintenance check.

How long will the airbag system last?

The up-and-down movement or horse-excretions may cause the deterioration of a key ball, coiled wire or airbag tube.
A maintenance check is recommended at least once a year, depending on frequency of use or activation.
An additional or replacement key ball set and coiled wire is sold separately.

Can I wash my jacket as it is?

Do not wash or launder the Hit Air (Shock-buffering Protection System).
Hit-Air jacket of all-in-one airbag should not be washed/laundered.
Take the Hit-Air system and protectors (shoulder, elbow, back etc.) out from the vest/jacket and wash or launder the vest/jacket only in accordance with the washing instructions.
See ? How to dismantle the airbag system

How to remove stains.

Wipe the surface of the Hit-Air system (neck, hip cushions etc.) with a damp cloth to remove stains.
Hang it up together with a CO2 cartridge, spray water on its surface with a shower except on the key box which should not get wet.

What is the weight of each model?

L(JP) size fully equipped with a gas cartridge, linings and padding

Vest About 1.4~1.5kg
Jacket with a small key box/light gas cartridge About 1.4~1.8kg
Kide vest with a small key box/light gas cartridge About 1.0kg

How Mugen Denko have developed the Hit-air?

1995 Began research and development work of an airbag system for motorcyclists. History 1998 After a process of trial and error, completed and announce the worldçfs first airbag jacket for motorcyclists.

1999 Launched our airbag jacket in Europe where the safety standard is quite high. Supplied world famous SPIDI of Italy, IXS of Switzerland and LOUIS of Germany with our airbag system and gained a reputation of high reliability. Awarded Gold and Silver Medals at the World Exhibition of Inventions in Belgium. A Gold Medal in the Safety Protection Life-Saving Division and a Silver Medal overall.

2000
Awarded Gold Trophy at the "Salon du Cheval" in Paris.
2001
Launched the Hit-air jacket.
2003
Supplied the Police Headquarters in Japan with the airbag vests for the motorcycle police. Obtained the CE Marking approval by the EU for our airbag vest of MC Model. Launched the airbag vest for horse riding.
2004
Supplied the Spanish Police with the airbag vests.
2005
Awarded the highest prize at the JPMS Motorcycle Show in France. Launched the buckle type one-touch connector of increased strength and reliability, jointly developed by YKK and Mugen Denko.
2006
Signed OEM deals with top-brand apparel manufacturers for the supply of airbag jackets and vests. Supplied the Imperial Guard Headquarters with airbag vests for horse riding. Launched smaller and lighter key box (Y-type), jointly developed by YKK and Mugen Denko.
2007
Authorized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to make a plan to develop the new business field on the basis of multisectoral collaboration.
2008
Verification Test on Airbag Jacket Performance and Effectiveness by Japan Automobile Research Institute, Inc. (JARI). Various test results have proved that the shock was absorbed by the Hit-Air.
2009
Supplied the Brazilian fire station with the airbag jacket.
Extretcher (Airbag stretcher) is invented and launched.
2010
Supplied the Dubai Police with the MX-5 airbag jacket.
Supplied the Spanish Police with the MLV-Y(all-in-on airbag harness).
China police (Airbag system supply)
2011
Airbag Jacket Evaluation Test by Japan Automobile Research Institute, Inc. (JARI). Various test results, the rider will be able to reduce the severity of neck injury to less than serious injury by wearing an airbag jacket.
Supplied the Kuwait Police with the MX-5 airbag jacket.
French gendarmerie (Airbag system supply)
2012
Supplied the Japan Police with the MLV-C model (PM-001).
Supplied the Fire department of Japan coastal areas with the airbag protector vest.
2014
Supplied the Ireland Police with the MLV-P.
Supplied the Australia Police with the airbag vest.
*Start the development of a new air bag "Air Hoof".
2015
Supplied the Turkish Police with the MLV-P / airbag system.
Supplied the Spain Madrid Police with the MLV-P.
2016
MLV-YC vests are supplied to Korean Motorcycle Police.
2017
MLV-P vests are supplied to Bahrain Motorcycle Police.
MLV-P, SV2 and LV vests are supplied to Swedish Mounted Police.
2018
Airbag vests equipped with sensors are jointly developed with NEXCO CENTRAL (Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited) and supplied to the NEXCO CENTRAL.
Extretcher-S (Airbag stretcher with sliding board) is invented and launched.

Hit-air vests and jackets are supplied to police departments in many countries because of its safety and reliability. Hit-air is sold in more than 30 countries.