Thursday, April 18, 2013

Creative Design in Helmet Technology in the Quest for Reducing Head Injury!

Welcome to the Next Level –A Safety Solution Long Overdue.

Now available at Rising Sun Cycles -CLICK HERE
Our Inventory is just starting to arrive a little each week due to high demand for these helmets and ramping up of production.

Click Here to check out the introduction video

The 6D ATR-1 off-road helmet incorporates revolutionary Omni-Directional Suspension™ ( ODS™ ) technology which is a patent-pending kinetic energy management solution.

ODS™ is designed to protect your brain over a broader range of impact energy; particularly low–threshold energy prevalent in most accidents. Low-threshold impact energy is the primary cause of concussion and second impact syndrome*. Independent laboratory testing also confirms a significant reduction in angular acceleration energy with ODS™. Angular acceleration is the primary cause of rotational brain injury, which is a potentially deadly and life-changing impairment.

The improved performance of 6D’s exclusive ODS™ technology can reduce the likelihood and propensity of concussion over traditional helmet designs. Although no helmet can protect you from all potential impacts or injury, the 6D ATR-1 was engineered to provide active free-motion capability within the helmet’s protective
liner and exceed current relevant helmet standards.

*Second-impact syndrome is a condition in which the brain swells rapidly and catastrophically after a person suffers a second concussion before symptoms from an earlier one have subsided. This potentially deadly second blow may occur days, weeks or minutes after an initial concussion.

6D Helmets

A Fresh, New, Creative Design in Helmet Technology in the Quest for Reducing Head Injury! - A word from the Founder

Today, helmet technology is stagnant... multi-density EPS is about all we’ve gotten over many, many years of development... maybe some larger shells, more foam, but that alone will not improve the helmet to the level that our athletes need and deserve.
The more we studied the problems, the testing methodologies, and learned about head injury, the more we realized it would require a very creative and completely new approach to build a truly improved helmet. The helmet would need to manage critical angular acceleration energy issues present in all impacts, as well as reduce low-threshold energy transfer to the brain. We need a softer, more compliant helmet design, but without compromising high-energy performance.
6D HelmetsThis became our challenge and our goal: to develop a revolutionary design concept utilizing creative, forward-thinking technology that would change the market and improve the safety capabilities of the sport’s helmet.
Bob Weber
Founder / CEO
Check out the company website for more details

( Omni-Directional Suspension™ )
6D’s revolutionary patent pending ODS™ ( Omni-Directional Suspension™ ) represents a fully active, in-helmet suspension andkinetic energy management  system. The mechanics, engineering, materials, and manufacturing are very  omplicated, but actually, the concept is quite simple.
Working with leading research and development experts in the area of motorcycle helmet safety, design, and advanced product testing, our goal was simple; design a better performing off-road motorcycle helmet. We applied creative ‘clean-sheet’ engineering concepts to the problem and started building prototype helmets for testing. Extensive testing provided data to support a vastly superior ‘proof of concept’ design. This design matrix was taken into beta testing for further evaluation and development, and then on to pre-production testing.
To manage kinetic energy ( including linear, angular, and lower-threshold acceleration energy ), the ODS™ system starts with an internal EPS liner not unlike traditional helmets; but that is where the similarities end. With the ODS™ system, the EPS liner is divided, creating a compound-liner assembly. These two liners are separated by a very specific programmed array of elastomeric isolation dampers creating an air-gap. It is this array of isolation dampers surrounding the entire liner, combined with the air-gap, that affords the free-motion suspension capability of ODS.™
The unique ‘hourglass’ shape designed into the elastomeric isolation dampers function with specially designed frusto-conical ramping chambers within the ODS™ system to produce a rapidly escalating spring rate under compressive load. These same features allow the split liner system to shear omni-directionally within itself to provide improved performance against oblique impacts and angular acceleration demands. There is no other helmet technology that can offer these combined energy management features.
6D’s™ innovative ODS™ system improves impact force management within the helmet’s interior environment. Omni-Directional Suspension™ ( ODS™ ) technology is designed to protect your head over a broader range of energy transfer; especially angular energy in low and high velocity impacts, than traditional helmet designs. In testing, ODS™ has shown to significantly reduce the energy transferred to the head. This can reduce the likelihood of a concussion or brain injury over a traditional helmet.

When it is time for a new off road helmet, these should be the top of your list!
Road and Road Racing helmets are scheduled for 2014.

Steven Aspland
Rising Sun Cycles LLC
US Importer for Battle Factory Products

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Build your online business using Social Media

Build your online business using social media with a team that will help better your life.

A Life Changing Opportunity
What if there were an opportunity that could help you to better promote your current business, favorite hobby or any subject that interests you? And what if, while doing so, you are selling positions in this opportunity to help other people do the same while making commissions on these sales?
There is, and it fits perfectly into the mentality of today’s world, where everyone wants to write about where they are and what they are doing with Facebook, Twitter etc so why not also post this information where it can make you a good size second income or, as many people are doing, an extraordinary primary income?
Many people are using this system to simply promote their current ventures, but with a little more work, many are exceeding their previous income while using these tools. Watch the informational video that could change your future.

Here’s What Empower Network
Can Let You Do!

Click on the picture below to see Dakota McLean’s story
Joining a Group, You are not on your own!
This opportunity has been well organized with a hierarchy of members with support web sites, forums, weekly conference calls and many national meetings you can attend (The Austin, TX event was Jan 18-20, 2013). All of this to help support you while involved and to take this to any level you have a vision to. This is more than an opportunity, it is a movement!
When I was presented the information the first thing I did, as we all would now a days, is to do a web search looking for negatives or to see if this was just a flat out scam. I found no negatives, only many positives and reports from successful people involved in this “movement”.
Review these videos.You owe yourself and your family to at least take a good look at this opportunity, so grab a cup of coffee and watch the videos and imagine the possibilities.
Adjust your speakers and CLICK HERE
If you not want to watch another video from the founders (although recommended) then CLICK HERE to see the offer and go all in.
It is a good day to Make a Decision. Join the Extreme Team!
No commitment. If you are not interested, opted out, if you do buy in (a minimal buy-in) and decide it is not working for you, cancel your membership, that simple.
Most of us spend half the day in front of our computers running our businesses now a days, so this will not change to your schedule much.
It could help change your life and in these financial times we find ourselves in, we can all use some help and support from like minded people to make all our lives a little better.
As we have seen of late here in the US, our employees in Washington are not going to be able to do much to help us, so we are on our own, at least for the time being. Let’s make it happen!
Have Questions about the Empower Network Training and benefits? - CLICK HERE
Another interesting read. Jump to page 46. - CLICK HERE
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill
Steve Aspland
PO Box 877, Ashburnham MA 01430

Monday, April 1, 2013

Penguin Roadracing School News

A little interesting information concerning 2013 Penguin Roadracing School season which I thought I would pass along. I work with the organization and if you are going to be on the East Coast, you may want to look in to attending. Spaces will sell out, so plan ahead.   – Steve Aspland
Penguin Roadracing School, Inc. Logo

Special guests Doug Chandler and Eric Bostrom headline 2013 Ducati Revs Events

Superbike stars, Doug Chandler & Eric Bostrom will join the Penguin Roadracing School for the 2013 Ducati Revs events. The New England event is June 24 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – The NJ event is September 21 & 22 at New Jersey Motorsports Park
Doug Chandler  /  Eric Bostrom
Doug Chandler / Eric Bostrom
Mar. 26, 2013 - WINCHENDON, Mass. – Winchendon, MA  –  AMA Superbike stars, Doug Chandler and Eric Bostrom will join the Penguin Roadracing School for their 2013 Ducati Revs events.    Doug Chandler will be featured at Ducati Revs New England on Monday, June 24, 2013 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.   Eric Bostrom will appear at Ducati Revs New Jersey, Saturday and Sunday, September 21 & 22 at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey.
“Doug and Eric are incredible additions to our 2013 Ducati Revs events. Both these champions have had a high level success in a variety of motorcycle competitions while being great ambassadors for the sport. The combination makes them a perfect fit for our Ducati Revs event mission. I look forward to working with both of them,” said Eric Wood, President of the Penguin Roadracing School.
Doug Chandler, who was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2006 is one of the world’s most versatile racers.  Doug is only one of 4 racers to win the AMA Grand Slam which includes national wins at the mile, half-mile, short track, TT and road races.   Chandler’s long list of wins includes an impressive 3 AMA Superbike titles including back to back wins in 1996 and 1997.   Doug also stood atop the podium in World Superbike and AMA Supermoto races and was a leading competitor in the Grand Prix Motorcycle Series.  Doug’s involvement with Ducati started in 1993 and 1994 while he was on the Cagiva GP team in Europe.  During that time Doug was testing with Ducati and was instrumental in developing Carl Fogarty’s first championship season. In the United States, Doug competed in Superbike and Formula Extreme Championships as a pilot for the HMC Ducati team in 2002 and 2004.  Today, Doug runs a successful performance shop serving both the bicycle and motorcycle markets in Salinas, California as well as providing small group motorcycle rider training at race tracks in Northern California.
Returning guest rider, Eric Bostrom, will be featured at this year’s “Ride with the Stars” event on September 21 and 22 at New Jersey Motorsports Park.  The multi-talented Eric Bostrom rode superbikes for the Austin Ducati team in 2004 and the Parts Unlimited Ducati team 2005.  Eric’s career also boasts a host of motorcycle disciplines including reaching the highest levels with Championships in Dirt Track, Supertwins, Formula Extreme and Supersport competition. Recently, Bostrom piloted an e-Bike in the TTXGP e-Powered race at Laguna Seca. Today, Eric remains on two-wheels daily whether he is covering the latest Motorcycle introduction as a Moto-Journalist or competing in USA-Cycling competitions for Team Sho-air/Cannondale.  Recently, Eric placed himself on the podium in both Cyclocross and grueling Cross Country Marathon completions.
“I’m already counting the days down till we get to Ducati Rev’s New Jersey with the Penguin racing school. Riding the NJ circuit and being a part of the experienced Penguin staff is a highlighted day on my calendar.” – Eric Bostrom
Ducati Revs New England 2012 video
The unique Ducati Revs events are hosted by the Penguin Roadracing School in conjunction with participating Ducati dealers and supported by Ducati North America. The events are open to all motorcycle riders, regardless of brand. For more information and a list of participating dealers visit:…
and  or call the Penguin School at (978) 400-8204.
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For information regarding this release please contact:
Jim Viola
Mainstreet1 Marketing and Public Relations
(201) 452-8924
Founded in 1973 by Jerry Wood and Joe Ziegler, the Penguin RoadRacing School based in Winchendon, MA, is the nation’s first and longest running motorcycle training school. The school was key in helping transform roadracing safety as the sport grew in the 1970’s. The first Penguin School manual “Learn to Fly” provided riders with a game plan for a complete understanding of roadracing rules and safety procedures as well as a solid path to improve their skills.  The school grew under the leadership of Jerry Wood and their first advanced class instructor, factory rider, John Bettencourt.  John was succeeded by the famous US Superbike privateer, Dale Quarterley. Currently, under the leadership of Eric Wood, son of founder Jerry Wood, the school has expanded from its base operation at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to include schools in New Jersey and Florida. Utilizing advanced training materials, with the industry’s best team of lead instructors, the school trains thousands street riders and racers in basic and advanced skills. For more information on the Penguin school visit