The NEW Hunter works like a ProAir but with an emphasis on the styling for the discerning rider. It is a stylish, lightweight air vest with a zipped front, based on the popular ProAir.
How the Hunter works The air jacket is inflated by a canister of C02, stored on the front of the jacket. When the rider separates from the saddle, the canister is activated by the release of a lanyard that is clipped from the jacket onto an attachment on the saddle. The air bags will inflate within one tenth of a second — roughly equivalent to the blink of an eye. The Hunter will hold the rider tight for 15-20 seconds and then slowly deflate over two to three minutes. While the jacket is inflated, the rider will continue to have full movement of their waist, arms and legs, and partial movement of their head.
The safest way to wear the Hunter is in conjunction with a conventional body protector. Some riders who use the Hunter at home or while hunting tell us they prefer to use it on its own — where they previously would have worn no safety equipment at all. But for UK competition, the Hunter must be used with a BETA-approved Level 3 body protector — such as the Racesafe 2010, on which the P2-RS is built. The Point Two Hunter is fully reusable, and requires servicing annually or after every six falls.