Ok so this sounds a little out there, but the motocross and protection specialists at Asterisk have developed a magnet powered system to make you breathe better and go faster. The way it works is that you essentially tape little metal discs to the side of you nose, and clip a pair of magnets onto the bridge of your goggles. Then when you put your helmet on and drop your goggles in place, the magnets comfortably pull against the side of your nose, opening up the nasal passages for better airflow. Jump past the break for a closer look at the AC system…
So better airflow means, more oxygen to the blood, which means better performance. It’s so simple. Magnets.
As you can see it is essentially the same concept as a Breathe Right strip, but here it doesn’t so much as press of the top of your nose, but rather uses the stiffness already there of your current set of goggles for a more comfortable feel.
The AC System kit sells for $60 with 1 goggle clip, 20 (10 pairs) stick-on steel nose stickers, 10 alcohol wipes, and 1 magnetic sticker applicator.
What’s also quite interesting, while the AC System was developed first for motocross and crossed over to downhill and maybe even enduro with the use of goggles, the company founder and most of the sponsored motocrossers all trail ride on mountain bikes. And now Asterisk just teased on Instagram yesterday that they are working on a 5th gen prototype now that will attach to a regular pair of riding sunglasses. So magic magnets and no goggles, coming soon..