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JoshuaWarren



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Seat Padding Reply with quote

What seat padding do you recommend?

I needed some of that yesterday Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joshua,
I have been using for years for Chris the blue foam. It is used for camping to lay you sleeping bags on. I believe I got it at REI or someone that carries camping supplies.

If you can't find it, let me know. I have some still at the house.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have tried alot of different stuff.I have a piece of a memory foam pillow i cut and put on the right side of my seat.It has got duct tape over it to hold it in.It has worked better than anything i have tried.
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Darrin Tebbe
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something else that will really help you is some sort of rib vest that will spread the load across your ribs instead of putting it all in one place. For the price I think it's hard to beat the Armadillo:

I thought all the Jr. classes required a chest/rib protector???

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dtebbe wrote:
Something else that will really help you is some sort of rib vest that will spread the load across your ribs instead of putting it all in one place. For the price I think it's hard to beat the Armadillo:

I thought all the Jr. classes required a chest/rib protector???

DT



I do wear a rib vest. This is the one I wear.

http://www.k1racegear.com/p-37-go-karting-rib-vest.aspx
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoshuaWarren wrote:

I do wear a rib vest. This is the one I wear.
http://www.k1racegear.com/p-37-go-karting-rib-vest.aspx


That is the worst and the cheapest vest. Invest in something like Armadillo. You will have ribs and chest protected. They make sizes from Kid Kart to Adult.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ihor is correct, that vest wouldn't even be legal at a WKA event for a junior driver if I remember correctly.

The point of the chest protector requirement is to protect the chest from the steering wheel, rib protection is a bonus. I'm suprised you made it through tech with that one. I know I've been stopped at safety inspection in the past with an Armadillo that just didn't have the SFI label in it in the past.

Luckily, Jeff Sikes had a spare Armadillo to loan us.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In looking at the posted rules for Jr. Clone, I do not see the requirement for a chest protector. Probably just an oversight, since it is a local class. I think it would be a good idea to add it, however.

Connor (and I) forgot to put on his armadillo for one session while testing the other week, and I swear the poor kid looked like I had beat him with a broom handle the next day. On him it clearly saves his upper back area by the shoulders.

Josh, I'd suggest putting a Armadillo on the holiday wish list... They are alot cheaper than an ambulance ride Surprised

Glad you are feeling better, and we are only commenting on your vest because we care about you and don't want you to re-injure yourself.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to think about a good neck brace too. We have been using the Leatt. Simon was in a bad crash in Miami and this neck brace saved him. He was doing about 60 MPH and caught a curb and spun with a kart right behind him, which went right over the top of him. I think with out the Armadillo rib vest and the Leatt neck brace it would have been very bad.
Safety equipment is not a good place to skimp.


http://valhallaracing.com/ArmadilloVest.cfm


http://www.leatt-brace.com/index.php?page_id=34


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you everyone for the gear tips. I will have a armadillo pretty soon and a higher quality neck brace.


I can't buy the Leatt Neck brace though. I do not have the money for that right now.

It costs more than 3 clone engines Very Happy

Jeff Sikes wrote:
You might want to think about a good neck brace too. We have been using the Leatt. Simon was in a bad crash in Miami and this neck brace saved him. He was doing about 60 MPH and caught a curb and spun with a kart right behind him, which went right over the top of him. I think with out the Armadillo rib vest and the Leatt neck brace it would have been very bad.
Safety equipment is not a good place to skimp.


http://valhallaracing.com/ArmadilloVest.cfm


http://www.leatt-brace.com/index.php?page_id=34


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