What’s not supposed to happen, just did! You’ve come off and hit the ground but know this is just the beginning. If you crash at 110 km/h, it will be another five to seven seconds before you come to a stop. At this speed on asphalt, normal clothing would only survive a fraction of a second! HI-ART® is a material that has been developed by us for use in exposed areas on many of our garments. This allows us to increase frictional resistance by over 500 per cent for textiles and over 200 per cent for leather – without the clothing becoming overly expensive. HI-ART® is a material very similar to terry cloth. The thread is guided towards the outside in small loops, meaning friction is taken up by the short ends of the fibres. It’s like cutting a piece of wood – it is much more difficult to cut in the direction of the grain than across the grain. Make sure your clothes have HI-ART® in case the worst should happen.