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  • #46865

    David Carrier
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    Does anyone know if the rib protection component of the Sparco SPK-7 vest is just foam padding or some sort of composite material?  Looking for an affordable option to use in the 206 class. Thanks!

  • #46897

    Troy Berry
    Participant

    It’s some sort of composite material, and fairly flexible. It’s not as rigid as a Ribtech type, and not as much padding. My 12 year old kid likes it for his Jr 2 Lo206 class, which is an Intrepid Cruiser with a Tillet 1/2 padded seat.  From a parents standpoint, I like the extra chest and spine padding . But I don’t think it has any real advantage for an adult. It might work if your not a big guy.

    "The Art is in the details"
    BirelArt AM29 LO206
    Intrepid Cruiser KA 100

  • #47340

    Steven Peters
    Participant

    Depending on the age of a younger driver, and the rules of your sanctioning body, the Sparco SPK-7 is not a chest protector that’s certified to the SFI 20.1-1/2 spec.

    Steven Peters
    Team Valhalla Racing

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