The first step to defining the initial criteria for this project was assessing the global motocross market. A look into local and national rider cultures, brands, and associations, as well as the various terrains where this sport exists, provided important information for moving forward.
Tear Offs vs. Roll Offs
A comparison of the two standard vision clearing systems used in motocross.
Comparison of existing goggles on the market today
A poll of forty-four local and pro-expert riders to determine an average number of mylar tear offs used during a local pro-am race.
Ride 100% Accuri Goggles
(With Forecast Roll Off System)
Provides largest field of view of any roll off system at 45mm wide
Scott Ace MX Goggles
Quick Draw lens change system and protective nose covering
Oakley Airbrake MX Goggles
Switchlock™ Technology allows for quick release lens and component changing
These estimates determined that an average of 9,375 mylar tear offs were being used in just one race day. Even with track clean up efforts, thousands of these plastic sheets are left behind and blown to surrounding environments.
BANNING OF TEAR OFFS
Around the world, national motocross associations are banning the use of mylar tear offs due to their inherent negative environmental impact. The following criteria was established with the consideration of the initial research and outlines the goals for this product.