Hey guys. saltyh20 ("Dan") is the NC rep -- I'm the rep for SC\GA. We are going to have bags starting mid-May so you'll be able to stop by your local shop and check them out.
In the meantime, a little bit about the construction: SOMA AirBags are designed with heavy-duty 600 denier ballistic polyester with a thick exterior poly vinyl chloride coating to strengthen the already tear-proof material by 25% so as to stay cool, water resistant and strong. We've also fused a heat reflective coating onto the interior backside of fabric for maximum cooling insulation.
The air compartments have been designed into narrow linear columns to keep the protective air pressure exactly where it is supposed to stay in order to deflect from damaging contact with your board. This includes an individual column that wraps around the entirety of the rails that is also fused with 1/4" closed cell foam for double rail protection as well as extra reinforcement around the nose and tail. All seams are sonic heat welded for unlimited strength.
Each bag will have a repair kit. These bags have been in R&D for the last fews years so they are proven to work.
Let me know if you have any questions. Visit your local shop in May to check SOMA AirBags out.