MA’s Information Bulletin #1861 “Oh no the LitPro”

By | 2018-06-14T19:55:01+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: OFF BEAT NEWS|Tags: |

AUSTRALIA. Motorcycling Australia has released an information bulletin on LitPro, they can be mounted on a helmet. Now, it was KJ’s understanding that a GoPro could not be mounted because the main reason was it affected the structural integrity of the helmet, sounds legit right? One can argue that a LitPro also affects the structural integrity of a helmet. So to state size and weight of an item does not apply, well, then why do all GoPro camera mounts have to be removed from a helmet to pass scrutineering?… KAJX believes that mounting an item, via a sticker is a personal choice for the athlete, as technically placing a sticker of a sponsor on the helmet can be considered affecting the chemical structural integrity, and at the end of the day it is sad that Australian based athletes riding on a Motorcycling Australia endorsed track cannot share the fun they experience. Sounds like a bit of double standards, kudos MA.

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Information Bulletin #1861

Affected Discipline:

All Disciplines

Information Pertains to: 

LitPro Helmet Attachment

Explanation:

There has been much speculation and confusion around the use of the LitPro data logging devices in competition, due mainly to the banning of helmet cameras.

There are some important differences between these devices and the way they are mounted on helmets;

  • Cameras are significantly larger, heavier than a LitPro and are designed to be solidly mounted to stay in place. Helmet cameras are not only more intrusive since they require greater force to break away when impacted. This, in turn, may impact the extent of any injury that may be sustained by the rider and the integrity of the helmet.
  • LitPro devices are considerably smaller, lighter, protrude far less from the helmet and are attached to the helmet with Velcro. In the event of an incident, a LitPro device is designed to detach from the Velcro under impact and not cause any extra damage, not unlike a peak or stabiliser attached to a helmet.

Currently, there are no regulations governing the LitPro attachment, so at this point, the rule applying to cameras would not apply to a LitPro device.

Effective from:

Immediate

Feedback contact:

rules@ma.org.au

(03) 9684 0512

About the Author:

Kendall Jennings, KAJX Communications photojournalist since 2002. KAJX: Kendall A. Jennings (Photojournalist), who is a big The X-Files fan (what the X stands for in KAJX) and motorcycling fan. “I am extremely passionate about motorcycles and have been riding a motorcycle since I was 4 years old. I was introduced to the world of motocross racing in 1998 and haven’t looked back. Everyone should experience motorcycling whether it be a rider, passenger, racer, official or spectator. KAJX is all about sharing the motorcycling love. I am honest, opinioned and if I don't know something I will say so and then educate myself to provide an answer. Living is learning. I worked as a Motorcycle Spare Parts Manager for 15 years, I am also a qualified Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic.” Kendall Jennings.
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