Airfence for Speedway

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This isn’t necessary or acceptable for Speedway in the 21st century!

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New choices make Airfence a practical solution for all Speedway racing.

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This is the newly FIM licensed Approved Safety Device; it’s a non-inflatable, practical “set and forget” soft wall barrier for the corners of your speedway or short track. And it’s our safest safety system for speedway too!

Airfence Speedway - The Best!

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Ole Olsen with his new Airfence Speedway Safety System at Vojens Speedway,
Denmark in preparation for the World Cup 2008.

Speedway champions know and value safety in the sport! Join them.

Your riders are your greatest asset—protect them!

Do you seriously expect your riders to race with the best safety barriers one week and then to accept a dangerous solid perimeter fence the next?

Do you seriously think riders in lesser leagues need lesser protection? (If yes, then see what your lawyer thinks!)

You can’t afford not to invest in the new Airfence Speedway Safety System. Top levels of safety are now available, affordable and practical.

Take a good Look at this new system!

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  • In 3 metre, easy to handle sections, 1.2m high and 0.75m thick!
  • Seamless on the front and easy to undo!
  • Look at the details like the strength and fabric of the kickboard!
  • Look at the vertical front face! Look at its “big banner ready” velcro!
  • Look at the strength of the section fastenings under the front face!

Airfence Speedway - Because It’s the Safest!

(And what did you want a soft wall barrier for?)

In real life accidents it will be the same; riders will be best protected, instead of being knocked senseless on hard walls or taking their chances with less reliable barriers, they will be safely decelerated.

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"No dependence on pumps, pipes and pressure gauges, no dependence on air passing from one section to the next. No scope for mechanical failure or human error."

Airfence Speedway has:

the engineering background:

Airfence has nearly 2 decades of experience in building safety barriers for motorcycle racing. Our products are selected in the top levels of the sport. But we’re not resting on our laurels, look at the facts of the testing of our new barriers. Tested by the FIM back to back with our acclaimed Airfence Speedway –Inflatable Safety System used by the Speedway GP’s, the new Airfence Speedway Safety System proved itself safer in every way. It truly is a new level of safety for your greatest assets!

quality design:

The same quality applies to the inside design too. Each section of Airfence Speedway has multiple air chambers. When any one section, or more, is impacted, the ambient air inside is pressurized (to absorb the impact), transferred to an adjacent chamber and transferred back at a lesser rate to minimize rebound. It’s quickly ready for multiple impacts, the air isn’t released so it doesn’t have to re-inflate.

seamless joins:

As you’ve already seen from the join photos, sections don’t come apart in normal accidents. Accidents are, by definition, unpredictable; sometimes there may be several impacts into a fence. Cheap systems are cheaply joined and sections can come apart on impact. So what happens to the rider who arrives at the barrier after his or someone else’s bike has knocked a join apart? And the constantly inflated bank of barriers has gone flat? None of that with Airfence Speedway, the sections can’t go flat and can’t come apart without the severest of multiple impacts.

real protection at the base:

If you’re reading this you’ve probably seen a few Speedway crashes in your time. You’ve observed that, as often as not, a rider slides into the fence. What stops him going under a safety barrier and into the fence behind it? You’ve probably also noticed by now the strong yet flexible kickboard on Airfence Speedway which does stop a rider going underneath. It also has the right balance of stiffness and flexibility to allow riders to drift the rear wheel into it and get drive off the kickboard. Now that’s exciting racing!

safety through quality of materials and manufacture:

There will be no tearing along sewing lines on Airfence Speedwayl. Instead top quality HF welding is used wherever possible as it strengthens rather than damages the fabric with needle perforations. Heavy duty full panama weave fabric is used on the front, all fabrics have top fire retardancy ratings and highest quality UV stability additives in the PVC. Unique conveyor-belting kickboard, incredibly strong coil style zips, high resilience, polyurethane foam, the list goes on.

"Because we can’t afford failure in a safety barrier."


Airfence Speedway - Practical too!

Install and forget! What could be more simple and practical than that?

Many tracks can install and leave their Airfence Speedway Safety System in place for the season. Each section is lifted into place, secured together by our seat belt webbing and Stainless D rings, tied off to the wall by the strap on the top and that’s it.

Can’t leave your Airfence out? Then what?

Not a problem. 2 men can handle your Airfence as each section only weighs 40kg. Undo the 4 fastenings, use the handles to lift them and you’ll have each section on your trailer in a minute or two. You can store them in or outside. No deflation and your safety system lying around in the dirt to possibly be damaged! This allows better presentation for other stadium users and a better presented track for you when the Airfence returns.

Airfence Speedway makes for smooth running events!

Airfence Speedway has internal foam frames and is not inflated. So there is no maintenance during an event, nothing to remember, nothing to do. You can concentrate on what you need to do – running an interruption free and action packed program.

If there’s an impact into the Airfence? These barriers are strong and much less likely to be damaged than inflated systems. So there’s much less likelihood of interruptions to your program. Nothing annoys a crowd or TV like a lengthy delay!

But bikes can tear even the strongest fabric sometimes, so we recommend that you have a spare section or two. If this section is ready at the pit gate or similar place two men will have a damaged section out, the new one in and ready to go in less then 5 minutes, about the same time as it takes to get a race re-started after an accident. So no time lost! And no annoying noisy blowers running in the background.

Presentation Plus!

Airfence: not only loved by riders but by advertisers too!

Not only do the new Airfence do the safety business, they look the business too! The foam frames create a clean, unwrinkled, vertical, front face that looks great and professional. If you choose to have banners, your loop fastenings are there and ready to give you the full 97cm with banners used in the SGP’s. If you have an SGP or World Cup event the Benfield Sports banners fit straight on!

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Airfence Speedway – the smart choice!

Longevity?

Airfence Speedway will outlast other safety barriers because we use the best materials, the best manufacturing methods and it is not inflatable. No PVC product lasts forever, but you will see many years of service from your Airfence if you look after it. We know this because we have related products in the field since 2000 in roadracing. If, in the future, you choose, you can even buy a new set of covers for your Airfence.

Airfence Affordable?

This isn’t the cheapest safety barrier around. If you want cheap safety you’re reading the wrong web site. But without doubt, Airfence will prove a cost effective choice over time, simply because of its safety, longevity, ease of handling, the heightened advertising it carries and the trouble free events it facilitates. It may seem a sales cliché, but if you buy Airfence Speedway Safety System you really are making an investment in the future of your club and sport.

Support?

When you choose to do business with Airfence you don’t just buy a product, you have a teammate in safety at your track. If you have a problem we want to know about it. We are always striving to improve our products and value your experience and feedback. If you need a spare cover, or other spare materials, we supply you.

Repair?

With Airfence there’s no expensive sending of sections away for repair, you can easily repair any damage yourself with the materials we provide you. We show you how when we are at your track when you first set up your Airfence. It’s part of our service. Or if you prefer, we will visit and do repairs for you. If it’s the safety of your riders on the track, it’s our business.

Airfence has been in the business of motorcycle safety barriers since 1991 and we pride ourselves on service. We are here to support you. Without your business we are nothing.

Get a quotation for your track now!



Repair?

These barriers are made with heavy duty, reinforced PVC fabric. Joins are almost all HF welded. So repairs are minimal. If a section gets a hole however, it can be easily repaired using proper PVC adhesive and patches supplied by us. Even if the foam frame get damaged it too is almost infinitely repairable using spray cans of common contact adhesive.

Unlike other jumping castle type Approved Protection Devices, Airfence Speedway – given simple care, will give many years of the best barrier protection available.

How much Airfence Speedway?

Because the barriers come in 3 metre long sections, a bank of Airfence Speedway –Inflatable can be any multiplication of 3. How much you will need will depend on the length of your perimeter fence, the width of the track and the radius of your corners. It’s best decided by track owners, Clerk of Course and other officials who are familiar with the history of racing at the track. But typically 100 metres (34 sections) at each end of the track is usually plenty, smaller tracks may need less.