The new Point Two P2-RS Hybrid Jacket, has been rated and approved by the most stringent UK BETA Standards for UK competition. This means that it is amongst the most protective equestrian vests on the US Market today!
Developed by industry leaders Lee Middleton (Point Two) and Tim How (Racesafe), together with safety experts and leading riders such as eventer Oliver Townend and jockey Ruby Walsh, the Point Two P2-RS sets a new standard in riding safety!
The new jacket (for the US market) is available in BETA Level 1 to Level 3 versions. Incorporating an RS2010 Racesafe body protector (approved to BETA 2009 Level 3, and to European Standard EN 13158:2009 Level 3) with the Point Two Air Vest Technology, the ‘P2-RS’ Hybrid is one of the safest vests on the market today. The Hybrid is also available with Level 1 & 2 rated body protectors for the US Market.
The UK’s safety standards are much more stringent than the US’ and riders in the US are not required to wear BETA 2009 Level 3 protection… yet. What we are finding in the US is that the professional competitors are invariably choosing the Point Two P2-RS Hybrid Jacket w/ Level 1 protection as it is less cumbersome, easy to move in, and I have been told still has over 3 times the protective value of a Tipperary Body Protector (which over here is one of the most widely used vests).
The Point Two Air Technology inflation rates are some of the highest – at speeds of up to 0.093 of a second. The fractions of a second in inflation speed are critical especially in rotational falls. And the Hybrid is almost 20% lighter than using a separate body protector and Point Two ProAir jacket together. Actual weight is 907 grms = 1.99 lbs
The Point Two P2-RS works in exactly the same way as the Point Two ProAir. A lanyard attached to the jacket is clipped onto the horse’s saddle. Once the rider leaves the saddle during a fall, the lanyard detaches itself from the Point Two Hybrid, triggering the release of CO2 gas from a canister.
In up to 0.093 of a second, the air bag inflates on the outside of the body protector, offering almost instantaneous, enhanced protection to all the major thoracic and upper abdominal organs, the spine and the collar of the neck. On inflation, the vest will hold a rider tight for 10sec and then slowly deflate. During that time the rider will have full movement of their arms and legs.
The Point Two P2-RS passed the European Standard EN 13158:2009 Level 3 both when uninflated and inflated. In addition, rigorous checks were made on the inflated Hybrid body protector to ensure it did not impede riders should they need to roll away from danger when on the ground.
We believe that inflatable air vest technologies, and combined with highest level body protection are one of the best health & life insurance investments a rider can make. See for yourself…
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WE ARE HAVING AN INTRODUCTORY OFFER ON THE NEW POINT TWO ‘P2-RS’ HYBRID JACKET for US Customers!
Receive a $50 Gift Coupon from Just Equus and also a total of 4 CO2 Air Canisters in your Point Two Hybrid Jacket Package – at Just Equus! Offer ends Oct. 1, 2011.
contact Karen@justequus.com or call 650-851-2412
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