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    Jim Derrig
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    The Simpson & Hans devices are made to prevent the head from going forward during impact (Earnhardt)which is the issue in an auto frontal type crash since the body is restrained by the seat belts. . . .

    I agree.  The primary reason for a HANS device is to prevent a basal skull fracture, where the skull snaps at the point it connects to the spine.  This caused by hyperextension, which in turn occurs because the seat belts stop the torso from moving, but the head/skull in not similarly restrained and thus continues to move forward.  The HANS device ties everything together so that the entire upper body now is restrained.

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    Kerry Matthews
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    “Hey Kerry, Bummer about the repeat unscheduled contacts but glad to see your gear is working and that you are out only coin. What is the red button to the Left of your steering wheel?”

    It’s a brake bias adjustment knob.

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    Andrew Pachon
    Participant

    Thanks Kerry. How do you like that set up in that manner?

    ~A

     

    It’s a brake bias adjustment knob.

    #6383

    Kerry Matthews
    Participant

    Much better than reaching down and trying to find the knob at the end of the brake arm!  I usually have it set in the middle and only adjust as needed.

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