Point Two Air Jackets
Point Two Air Jackets are designed for protection from shock absorption, whilst allowing the jacket to distribute pressure, which effectively makes the spine column rigid, so that the neck and trunk have limited movement.
For your protection, a simple “click” is all it takes to connect you to the saddle. If you are unseated or thrown from a horse the airbag system is designed to be effective in 0.1 seconds
The most commonly injured group are young, leisure riding female amateur riders with a vast majority (approx 70% of accidents) occuring out hacking and schooling, not in the competition ring.
A Cambridge University study of 1000 riding accident hospital admissions has shown: One injury for 100 hours leisure riding.
- 54% injured patients have chest trauma.
- Rib fractures are common and painful with a quarter of cases having an associated underlying injury.
- Abdominal trauma occurs in approx 22% seriously injured patients.
- The liver, spleen and kidneys are the most commonly injured abdominal organs 80-90% of spinal fractures are to the lumbar and thoracic spine, not the neck.