Or it’s…”You gotta get one!”
These were a couple of the common comments I heard regularly from prospective customers and long-time AIRHAWK® customers alike while hosting our booth at the 76th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota…(or at any motorcycle rally we attend, for that matter).
For those of you who know AIRHAWK®, you know it well and how “It saved my a%#!” As a co-designer of our current AIRHAWK® products, that always puts a smile on my face knowing: a) those aren’t my words (but it’s always at the tip of my tongue), and b) we’re making a difference by providing an overall better riding experience to the motorcycle community.
Now, for those of you who aren’t familiar, but consider yourselves “serious riders,” it’s time you learned all about AIRHAWK® and its benefits.
The AIRHAWK® Pad is a motorcycle seat overlay that utilizes ROHO® DRY FLOATATION® TECHNOLOGY, which consists of small, adjustable, and interconnected air cells, to alleviate pressure points in your rear by dissipating your weight-load evenly on the cushion.
Now pay attention, this next part is important!
It is the ONLY clinically-tested seat overlay that is actually scientifically-proven to reduce these pressure points while you ride, and has been used in the medical field for over 20 years. So these aren’t just some silly “claims-to-fame;” they are time-tested and proven to help make your ride better!
So let’s review: less pressure on your pressure points plus evenly distributed weight equals reduced pain, makes sense, right? Of course it does!
You didn’t think the benefits would stop there, did you? Not a chance! These air cells not only reduce pain while you ride, but they also promote better blood flow to all extremities, and provide air circulation under your bottom, keeping that irritating “sweat factor” to a minimum while you ride. Pretty great, right?
Now, without going too deep and turning this into a novel to lull you to sleep every night (though I’m sure you’d have some pretty great dreams of riding if you did!), I’ll just touch on some of the more important details:
The material selection and entire configuration for the air bladders was originally developed by ROHO, Inc–a company based out of Illinois that has manufactured and sold high-grade medical supplies for well-over 40 years. The design the AIRHAWK® cushion is formed from was originally created for individuals confined to wheelchairs for extended periods of time. ROHO’s commitment to providing the best products available resulted in countless hours and unlimited resources utilized to come up with the right formulation for both the base material and air cell configurations.
As we are always on the look-out for improving the quality of your ride, we saw great potential for motorcycle applications–which have been going strong for years and countless miles! And ROHO, the original patent-holder of this technology, is now the largest medical supply company in the world to this day, and continues using the same patented DRY FLOATATION® TECHNOLOGYthat makes the AIRHAWK® Products so effective in their ability to reduce pain and discomfort!
Now, I’m sure you’re wondering how we skipped from “wheelchair cushions” right over to “motorcycle cushions,” as they’re not exactly the most similar applications (apart from the wheels and the sitting for hours).
Well, when we first considered the application of the cushions for motorcycle use, we had to do a bit of work-shopping to the shape and material. The goal for the air bladder was to come up with a material that would withstand the torture some of us riders are capable of delivering in tough circumstances, while at the same time providing a material that would allow the air cells to seamlessly contour to a rider’s anatomy–no matter what shape or size you are.
This was no simple task, nor some random material pulled off the shelf–it was highly engineered, tested and made here in the USA under the strictest of guidelines, unlike other brands. In other words, these cushions are darn-near indestructible, last for years, and are comfortable far-and-above any other seat overlay. And might I add that we proudly produce each and every AIRHAWK® pad with state-of-the-art equipment in our corporate facility, located in Santa, Ana, California, USA.
Now, I know what’s in the back of some of your minds at this pint: “What about gel? Isn’t that good for you?”
Gel does not compare, nor does any other copy or overlay. There was a time for gel, and on occasion we’ve received some requests (still not sure why to be honest), but you have to understand: it’s old technology–it doesn’t work the same. That’s like asking for a Motorola flip-phone when there are Androids and iPhones available. Gel retains heat, and at best it minimally relieves pressure spots. For the investment of your time and money, gel is just not worth it in the end.
Take a look at our redesigned website, and you’ll understand our commitment to keeping your health and comfort in mind! It’s important for us that you see first-hand how effective our technology is with our pressure mapping of AIRHAWK® versus the leading gel brand. When you’re ready to buy, we’ll help you find the perfect fit for your bike, and you can be as confident as we are in your purchase with our 60 Day Money Back Guarantee!
We’d like to thank each and every one of our loyal AIRHAWK® Cushion owners who stopped by our booth, along with everyone who came to take a peek and “see what all the fuss is about!” We love hearing about your experience with our product and we greatly appreciate you sharing that experience with those you meet out on the road–you’re the best salesmen we’ve ever had! Seriously, almost all customer-to-customer recommendations resulted in an instant sale (and we don’t pay people to do that!…another commonly asked question 🙂 )
Here’s to all you happy rear-ends, future happy rear-ends…….and riders too!