Fly Racing launched particulars about its all-new System helmet yesterday. The Boise, Idaho-based model did considerably of a smooth launch by having a few of its high racers equivalent to Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’s Blake Baggett and teammate Justin Bogle put on the helmet on the opening rounds of the 2019 AMA Supercross sequence. In keeping with Fly, its aim in designing the System helmet was to offer superior head safety from the widest attainable vary of potential real-world impacts.
The System helmet makes use of Adaptive Influence System (AIS), which is an ecosystem of structural design and energy-mitigating supplies. Every layer of the AIS—from Rheon-enhanced Vitality Cells, to the dual-density EPS liner, to the 12Ok carbon-fiber shell—was fastidiously fine-tuned to attain the aim of making the highest-performing helmet attainable.
Influence Vitality Cells have been engineered by the Fly Racing design crew particularly for the System. The seven strategically positioned cells within the EPS liner are designed to really feel pure contained in the helmet, intending to offer a seamless match for the rider. Their distinctive form and maze-like construction enable the Influence Vitality Cells to compress and shear. Every cell can both compress throughout a linear influence or shear throughout a rotational influence. This slight motion maximizes absorption of low-speed linear and rotational impacts, decreasing total mind stress.
These power cells are made from Rheon, an “energetic” strain-rate delicate materials that effectively absorbs and dissipates power because it deforms. Invented by Dr. Dan Plant, a mechanical and industrial design engineering professional primarily based on the Imperial School of London, Rheon has an adaptive chemistry that reacts instinctively to regulate power and modifications its habits relying on the severity or route of an influence. Primarily, the Rheon Influence Vitality Cells maximize absorption of low-speed linear and rotational impacts.
The System helmet makes use of Conehead know-how, which is designed to soak up and dissipate influence forces extra successfully than conventional EPS helmet liners. Created by physicist Don Morgan, Conehead know-how makes use of cone shapes to pair a firm-density EPS with a a lot lower-density EPS. In keeping with Fly, the result’s extra progressive power absorption by way of a broader vary of influence eventualities. The System has six crucial zones of Conehead EPS. Every zone has a uniquely fine-tuned mixture of EPS densities to handle impacts particular to that area of the helmet. These particular multi-density EPS zones are supposed to provide a way more progressive response to low-speed and high-speed impacts. In keeping with Fly, research have proven that almost all of impacts happen on the brow or facet of the pinnacle. To assist fight these impacts, the System growth crew integrated lower-density expanded-volume EPS (thicker EPS) in these crucial zones. This expanded-volume EPS is meant to offer improved suspension for impacts.
The System’s first line of protection is a 12Ok carbon-fiber shell. The “12Ok carbon fiber” refers to 12,000 carbon filaments per band. Fly knowledgeable us that carbon fiber is strongest when it’s flat. Wider carbon fiber bands woven collectively produce a flatter end result with much less dips and rises inherent in a woven materials. The discount of those dips and rises creates much less areas for resin to pool. Much less resin equals much less weight. The result’s a light-weight shell with higher penetration resistance than widespread 3K carbon fiber. Mounted on the entrance of the helmet is a fracture-resistant nylon visor. Fly’s personal proprietary Management Launch System secures the visor to the helmet, however will enable it to launch beneath sure kinds of impacts.
The ultimate function within the System helmet is True Practical Air flow (TFV). When in movement, cool air is compelled by way of a number of air consumption vents. It then passes by way of vent channels within the EPS to gather the warmth contained in the helmet. Lastly, the warmth is actually sucked out by way of a number of exhaust vents. This suction is the results of a venturi impact created by the distinctive geometry of the helmet. The elevated draw of air out of the rear of the helmet boosts total air motion and cooling.
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The System helmet retails for $649.95 and is offered in six colorways—crimson/white/blue, matte black/teal, grey/orange/navy, white gloss, matte black/silver, black/hi-vis, and black carbon.