Home Forums General Karting Discussion Should I Wear a Chest Protector?

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    • #41798
      Josh Brewer
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      In addition to a rib protector, is a chest protector necessary?

    • #41802
      Brock Weiss
      Participant

      Let me know how your cracked sternum feels if you ever hit something hard and your chest hits the steering wheel hard.  So yes you should wear a chest protector.

    • #41810
      Ted Hamilton
      Participant

      I only wear rib protection…

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    • #41825
      Walt Gifford
      Participant

      If I had your money I’d go full armadillo.

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    • #41827
      Daniel White
      Participant

      I’ve seen many pics of national-level and national races, and they aren’t even wearing neck braces.

      I once pulled out of a race on the pace lap because a strap broke on my neck brace (360 device). And I was on the front row (for a change).

      That said, I’ve always worn rib protection racing TAG, but don’t wear one in Yamaha at my home track.

    • #41886
      Josh Brewer
      Participant

      So it sounds like chest protection is a good idea. Which brand do you guys recommend for chest protectors? I am interested in the freem Brave rib protector in conjunction with their Rhino chest protector. Does anybody have any experience with freem?

    • #41902
      Steven Peters
      Participant

      If you’re wondering about wearing a chest protector of some kind, watch this… pay attention to what the driver’s body goes through.

       

      Steven Peters
      Team Valhalla Racing

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