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

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    • #41798
      Josh Brewer

      In addition to a rib protector, is a chest protector necessary?

    • #41802
      Brock Weiss

      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

      I only wear rib protection…

      2014 Praga Dragon / IAME KA-100

    • #41825
      Walt Gifford

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


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

    • #41827
      Daniel White

      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

      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

      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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