100% would support this initiative. I know it can be "cost prohibitive" for some, but so is loosing your life. And I have seen folks buy $1k+++ upgrades for the bike but NOT buy an airbag?!!
Yea... Make i propose they are made mandatory like many other organizations have already done.
Well. In one hand those 1k upgrades were probably well needed over an additional piece of gear. You have to pick and choose your battles and enforcing air vests is just not one of them. We all know that racing is a super cheap hobby (please sense the fuck-ton of sarcasm there). But really throwing another 1000+ dollars (just for the suit alone) against someone who is budgeting might lead to dwindling grids or new riders getting involved. I bought my first suit for $600 to get me on track and my first track bike for $3200. Now personally I would have been more deterred if I had to spend $2500 on a vest and compatible suit to start coming out and racing.
I am though, fully onboard with having a incentive program like "Strawberry Creek" were a rider can see a discount for wearing one. It could be like getting your air fence deposit back but in the form of a credit that can be used with the club for a track day/race/swag.
Also, if we wanted to follow suit with many other organizations why do we not require a Rain Light? Im just saying that if we want to go down this rabbit hole we can.....