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This topic contains 7 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Walt Gifford 4 years, 7 months ago.

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  • #25282

    Joe Morales
    Participant

    What is the best rib protector money can buy? i’m tall and skinny and i keep getting rib injuries!

  • #25287

    Bill Cox
    Participant

    Ribtect + Ribtect Seat.  Best protection I’ve found for preventing rib injuries for me.

  • #25292

    TJ Koyen
    Moderator

    I injured my ribs last year and I picked up a new freeM vest which has been great the few times I’ve used it so far.

    Also I would recommend taking a look at some additional padding if you’re having rib issues. That’s made a huge difference for me.

    This stuff is awesome: http://www.kemmlerproducts.com/

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    • #25374

      Walt Gifford
      Participant

      This stuff is awesome: http://www.kemmlerproducts.com/

      Which shocktech gel do you use, what thickness? Can you glue that stuff to a seat?

      Thanks,
      Gif

      FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
      Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
      Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
      41 years karting experience

  • #25304

    Joe Morales
    Participant

    I don’t like that the ribtect seat holds you in if the kart flips over your stuck. Im leaning towards the freem rib protector. What about the bumber?

  • #25373

    Walt Gifford
    Participant

    Ribtech and deepseat don’t hold you in for a flip. It depends on how you flip, you can stay in the seat even with a tillet.

    FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
    Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
    Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
    41 years karting experience

  • #25378

    Joe Morales
    Participant

    Ok Walt that still did not answer my question.

  • #25388

    Walt Gifford
    Participant

    The best thing is to have a seat that conforms to your side. For me the typical euro seats put pressure in one small spot so, it doesn’t matter what kind of rib belt you use it’s gonna get through. The Ribtect seat/belt system is pretty much it. If there’s anything better it’s not going to be that much better but you’ve got to get the right size.

    Gif

    FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
    Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
    Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
    41 years karting experience

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