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Research

 

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.

  Rider pulling mylar tear off  // Tear off systems use stacked mylar film sheets and allow riders to pull off outermost tear off for a full vision clear. Up to 15 sheets can be stacked before vision becomes cloudy.

Rider pulling mylar tear off // Tear off systems use stacked mylar film sheets and allow riders to pull off outermost tear off for a full vision clear. Up to 15 sheets can be stacked before vision becomes cloudy.

 

Comparison of existing goggles on the market today

 

Rider Surveys

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.

  Roll off system in use  // Roll off systems use two canisters with a continuous strip of mylar film that runs from one side to the other. A rider can pull a new section of film across the lens for a clear, but limited field of view using a recoil pull cord. These systems are generally used when track conditions are extremely muddy.

Roll off system in use // Roll off systems use two canisters with a continuous strip of mylar film that runs from one side to the other. A rider can pull a new section of film across the lens for a clear, but limited field of view using a recoil pull cord. These systems are generally used when track conditions are extremely muddy.

 

Ride 100% Accuri Goggles
(With Forecast Roll Off System)
$120
Provides largest field of view of any roll off system at 45mm wide

 

Scott Ace MX Goggles
$130
Quick Draw lens change system and protective nose covering
 

 

Oakley Airbrake MX Goggles
$160-$200
Switchlock™ Technology allows for quick release lens and component changing
 

 
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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.

 

 

Improve vision and performance


improve user to product interaction


promote a sustainable product