no not bob hannah they are a new bar mount/upper clamp that claims to do what a steering dampener does without the dampener! talked to the fella that makes them and they seem like they might work (i've been looking at dampeners) no twist just rock and the resistance from the side blows come from the inertia of yourself just hanging on(if that makes any sense)seems like ya can't go wrong,the man claims 100% satisfaction so far i guess at worst i could just put a w.e.r. dampener on to go with if they don't work well enough. they are about the same as the rg-3 in price and he says they are way better! anyone have any experience with them?