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  • #50537

    Bill Schmidt
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    Do the kids that race karts have to use Snell rated helmets, like the adults do? I haven’t found a single company that Snell rates a “youth” helmet. Whats the deal?

  • #50538

    Alan Sheidler
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    Have not bought one in many years…

    Seems to me that my kids heads were big enough to wear XS size adult helmets, but I am thinking from over a dozen years ago.  I’s ask in a general forum about it, and see what the W2W crowd is doing for the kids.  Not sure that kart racing org’s require Snell.

  • #50579

    Eric Stevens
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    The Snell specification for youth helmets is CMR2007 and there is also a SFI 24.1 (??) specification.

    A youth sized helmet is smaller and lighter and better for reducing fatigue in the neck.

    Vega Trak in youth sizes is CMR2007

    Bell has a GP2 youth that meets both CMR and SFI

     

     

  • #50630

    Bill Schmidt
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    Thanks Eric. There will be a 2015 snell rating on the adult helmets. When is the next rating date for the youth helmets?

  • #51171

    Scott Boito
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    Bill, there is another Snell category labeled as K2010 that works for karting.  Again, Bell makes a few models in XXS for youth karters.

    My guess is that the kart standards won’t update as frequently but they may eventually get into a groove once they see technologies trickling down from the highest levels.

  • #51172

    Scott Boito
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    And that 2015 rating won’t be out until maybe late this year, so actual helmets won’t be ready before then.

  • #51375

    Bill Schmidt
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    I saw an online vendor selling HJC helmets that had snell2015 ratings over the weekend. So they are out now.

  • #51396

    Scott Boito
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    Bill, M2015 maybe.  SA2015 not available until October, per the Snell folks: http://www.smf.org/standards/sa/2015/SA2015releaseNotes.pdf

     

  • #51599

    Bill Schmidt
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    True, but I cant imagine why anyone would want a SA helmet for karting. I don’t think anyone worries about getting burned up in a kart.

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