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- Title Anti-capsize manoeuvre
- Released 16/07/2003 10:28 am
- Copyright Photos Odyssée du Vent - Raphaëla Le Gouvello
The airbag system on Raphaëla Le Gouvello’s windsurfer is seen here in tests done in France after mounting of the final version on the board. The first picture illustrates how the inflated airbag system blocks a complete 180-degree turnover. The second and third picture illustrates how Le Gouvello manages to recover the surfboard alone without too much force. The airbag using ESA technology is inflated within seconds and has a total inflated volume of 170 litres, sufficient to control the 550 kg heavy board.
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