Just bought my first kart and I’m gathering all the safety gear. I have everything except a rib protector but how necessary is it for this class? I haven’t even run the kart yet so I don’t have any basis on what it feels like. Thanks.
I highly recommend a rib protector. The ribs can get pretty tender, especially if you are new to karting. When you start riding bicycles your butt will be very tender for the first month, same applies to your ribs in karting.