A risk of brain injury from crash. When cycling. This is always a possibility indeed. But saying that because of possible brain injury you won't wear sunscreen nor sunscreen has to be made available as a possibility. For things like protecting your skin and to lower the chance of premature skin ageing and cancer. That makes little sense. There are all sort of possible issues involved and possible ways to lower the risk. Personally i will insist on lowering the number of collarbone injuries. And hopefully in a couple of years we will see a drop in statistics. Due to airbag technology or something else. At least now we can say things like changing the color of jerseys to a more bright color. That likely won't reduce the number of collarbone injuries. We can always look in the statistics. Introduction of airbag technology likely would. Just like it did that in all other areas it was introduced. And no you wouldn't be bouncing all over the road like a ball because of it. If that would be possible. To inflate a whole ball around you. To bounce. The reality is that would not be such a bad outcome. Cyclist would likely occasionally crash for fun, though. I would wear that. But lets keep it real. Inflatable pocket on demand in collarbone area (spine, shoulder, chest, upper leg ...) is a nice start. A couple of months won't do. Said that in the next couple of years this needs to happen.
Happy holidays to you to.
Yes, it is always a possibility. So why do we want to increase the odds of that possibility while decreasing the odds of a less important body system.
Recreationally and motorbike, we will probably will see more of what you posted and variations to help protect the riders vital organs. Take when I was hit by a car last year I would have loved the first vest you posted to further protect my core even though nothing bad happened because it is better safe than sorry. Unfortunately for the many reasons listed by multiple posters it does not make sense for professional cycling at this time with the products available while you’re still avoiding other issues that were brought up with he mobility, heat, and weight.
You inflate a ball device with air + falling at high speeds + falling 3-4 ft = bouncing. Further, it only takes falling 4 ft to kill you. Even further while not comparable a 1 foot drop out of a hospital bed can cause serious injury to someone. Now while yes, their body is nothing like a professional athlete. You are underestimating how much damage a fall can do. You’re misinterpreting the ball analogy, just hold a medium sized ball in your arms in front of you and fall forward.
An inflatable safety device shaped like a ball around someone that bounces would be a terrible idea and death trap. Like come on, think about it.
Yes, you did mention it would take a couple years or years and we even agreed with you on having inflatable material of whatever the team kit is made of. That would be a smart way to do it when we have the technology available. Using something the cyclists wear currently, that doesn’t hamper their mobility, add extra weight to them making it harder to rider, increase the heat they have to deal with, and impair safety. But it would take years, and maybe not even in some of the lifetime of posters here to see an inflatable team kit be massed produced. All you’re trying to do is put a bandaid over an issue you are very passionate about.