We could have used blow-molded hose instead of spiral-wound hose but it would have cracked in about a year or so.
We could have used a metal housing instead of designing a mold and spending over $50,000 in development costs. But having an energized metal housing around water didn't seem too smart to us.
We could have used a short cord (one competitor uses a 6' cord), but that seemed stupid. So we chose a 15' outdoor rated cord for the Air Shammy dryer.
All of these decisions were easy to make since we wanted to make the best value dryer in the motorcycle industry.
All these things make the Air Shammy motorcycle dryer just that.
CONSTRUCTION: High-Tech Thermal Enclosure using the highest rated UL materials. The Ultimate in Safety.
MOTOR: 120 AC Power
AIR FLOW: 28,000 FPM Maximum G220 Model 31,000 FPM Maximum X and XP Model
AMPS: 5.5 Amps Maximum Standard Model 7.0 Amps Maximum X and XP Model
HOSE: Commercial-Duty Spiral Extruded Wound 10 foot - X models 5 foot - Standard and XP Model (XP also comes with 19" extension tube)
Friends has asked me how I chose the components I did for the Air Shammy dryer. As an engineer, I have designed and sold millions of electro-mechanical components and assemblies. I know the limitations and short-life when you cut corners and use cheaper components. The Air Shammy dryer will never be a "cheap" product. There are many ways we could have made the Air Shammy less expensive to manufacture. We could have made the entire assembly in China like a competitor of ours. If it doesn't say "MADE IN THE USA", it is not.