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SCORE Journal - February 2018

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Safety Gear Buyer’s Guide By Mike Vieria SCORE International has been at the forefront of making the sport of off-road racing safer for racers and spectators. With an increasing knowledgebase of doctors and experts providing insight into new studies and recommended practices, the foundation for safety begins with the proper gear at the driver level. SCORE Journal contacted a variety of manufacturers of safety products, and compiled a variety of the latest products that include helmets, suits, fire suppression and more. NECKSGEN REV2 LITE Head and Neck Restraint The new NecksGen REV2 Lite head and neck restraint weighs only 1.2 lbs., making it one of the smallest, lightest restraints on the market. Certified SFI 38.1, the REV2 Lite is engineered to offer the ultimate in comfort and performance. A new integrated, adjustable tether design makes sizing and fitment simple and easy, while belt channels and guides are designed to keep shoulder harnesses in place in rough driving and under multiple impacts. MSRP $569. RaceQuip RACEQUIP 6-POINT HANS/FHR SHOULDERS PRO HARNESS SE Latch & Link Pro Harness RaceQuip’s small buckle Latch & Link Pro 6-point harness has individual HANS/HNR style shoulder belts and is manufactured using premium 3” polyester webbing and drop forged steel black hardware that exceeds SFI 16.1 ratings. Shoulders are 3” to 2” design to accommodate a HANS or other Head & Neck Restraint Device and adjust from 20” to 62” in length. The lap belt adjusts from 20” to 60”. The buckle and all the hardware is black oxide coated. MSRP is under $130.00. VESTA15 Carbon Fiber Helmet RaceQuip’s Carbon Fiber VESTA15, helmet is dual certified Snell SA2015 and FIA 8859, and is a balance between light weight and affordability. It features alternating layers of hand laid Carbon Fiber and Kevlar with a uniquely shaped chin bar. Reinforced M6 threaded HANS/FHR inserts are installed along with an expanded polystyrene (EPS) liner. HANS/FHR device anchor posts (not included) can be attached using the installed M6 threaded inserts. Available in sizes Small - 2XL. MSRP $600. SHOEI PRODUCTS VFX-EVO HELMET The new VFX-EVO motocross helmet uses SHOEI’s exclusive Motion Energy Distribution System to reduce rotational acceleration energy to the head in the event of a crash. The company developed the helmet within its in-house wind tunnel to optimize ventilation performance. It features a removable, washable, adjustable, and replaceable interior that dissipates sweat two-times faster than traditional nylon interiors. Available in a variety of colors and in sizes XS – XXL. MSRP $539. ALPINESTARS FLUID TECH CARBON KNEE BRACE The Fluid Tech Carbon Knee Brace uses a ploy-centric hinge system to help reduce the risk and severity of injuries by preventing hyperextension of the knee in a crash. Made of a lightweight carbon polymer it maintains its strength and performance attributes in extreme temperatures. The Fluid Tech offers a customizable, secure fit for maximum protection as well as freedom of movement and comfort. Available in three colors with a MSRP of $349.95. ALPINESTARS GP RACE SUIT The lightweight GP Suit is certified to FIA standards and features full-floating arm construction and an elastic stretch panel on the back for proper fit and freedom of movement. Two-layer aramid construction provides durable, heat-resistant performance. A Velcro adjusted collar, belted waist, and stretchable wrist and foot cuffs allow precise fitment. Flat internal seams reduce pressure points, adding to driver comfort. Available in various sizes and colors. MSRP $699.95. BIONIC NECK SUPPORT The BNS Tech Carbon is designed to prevent neck injury by making contact with a rider’s helmet at the moment of a crash, to provide a solid surface to channel impact energy away from the neck, and absorb it over the widest possible area of the body. Made of a high-performance carbon polymer for structural integrity and light weight, the BNS Tech uses interchangeable EVA foam padding for a customized fit allowing it to conform to each rider’s specific needs to provide maximum protection and comfort. MSRP $349.95. STAND 21 IVOS BAJA HELMET With GLOBAL AIR-FORCE The Baja Helmet is constructed of a 100 percent carbon fiber shell with Kemel inner padding and an expanded propylene memory foam liner. It features forced air-intake, 3mm impact and fire resistant polycarbonate anti-fog visor with dust-proof gasket, and Nomex helmet skirt with Velcro attachment. The helmet meets Snell SA 2015/FIA 8859-2015 and FIA 8860-2010 standards and comes in sizes 57 to 65. MSRP $2,650 - $3,450. DAYTONA II OFF-ROAD BOOTS Daytona II Boots are made from high-quality grain leather for maximum durability and comfort, and feature a fully-lined grey Aramid interior. Edge-to-edge assembly avoids stuck shoes, and the ergonomic soles are made of anti-vibration and hydrocarbon resistant material. Heels are reinforced and have a curved, shock-absorbing off-road design. These shoes lace to the ankle and include Velcro ankle straps. Available in a variety of colors and customizable designs. Sizes 4 ½ to 13. MSRP $295. HJC HELMETS HX-10 III CARBON HELMET The HX-10 III Carbon is an ideal helmet for all types of racing. It uses a 100 percent carbon fiber composite weave shell for lightweight and strength. It also has a fire-resistant Comfort-Carbon interior and an Advanced Channeling Ventilation system for front to back airflow, keeping the rider cool and comfortable. It features M6 terminals for head and neck restraints and comes with a polycarbonate anti-fog shield with tear-off posts included. Snell SA2015 approved. Sizes XS-XXL. MSRP $799.99. SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS CARBON FIBER DEVIL RAY HELMET The Devil Ray meets the latest and most stringent Snell 2015 safety standards. With its carbon shell design, it weighs just 2.9 lbs. in medium size. The helmet includes compliant M6 terminal mounts for frontal head restraints and can be optionally equipped with top or side pipe air as well as communication systems. Each helmet includes a plush helmet bag. Available in sizes XS to XXL. MSRP $879.95 SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS UTV SPORT RETRO STYLE SUIT The newly introduced UTV Sport Suit features popular three-stripe retro styling. The one-piece suit exceeds SFI 3.2/1 or SFI 3.2/5 requirements and is available in black, featuring red, orange, and yellow stripes on the arms. The suit includes black ankle and wrist cuff and shoulder epaulets. Sizes S –XXL. MSRP for SFI 1 is $299.95 and SFI 5 is $499.95. D3 Off Road Harness Designed specifically for off-roading, the D3 Harness provides the convenience of a sewn in harness without the shoulder straps being sewn into the lap belt. It uses two-inch wide belts with a patented system. This eliminates two shoulder strap links while allowing the shoulder straps to be joined at the center of the buckle, providing the “V” shape of a five-point latch and link system. Available in black, red, or blue and with or without padding. Bolt in or clip in styles are available. MSRP $109.95. PYROTECT SA2015 PRO AIRFLOW VORTEX FORCED AIR HELMET These forced air helmets use a unique six-pad interior for a perfect fit and corrugated ridges to promote better heat transfer. Improved air channels increase ventilation pressure allowing for optimal cooling throughout. They feature a fire-retardant Nomex lining and a large, rubber-sealed eye port with a tear-off post. Available in sizes XS to XXL. MSRP Non-Carbon Fiber $699, Carbon Fiber $999. PRO-ULTRA TRIFLOW HELMET The Tri-Flow helmet includes attachments allowing for quick modification from a standard Full Face to a Forced Air model. It also provides the capabilities for adding communication and hydration systems. A new headliner air channel provides improved airflow, comfort, and heat transfer. Additional features include a six-pad system to assure a proper fit, and a fire-retardant Nomex lining. MSRP for Non-Carbon Fiber $679 - $699. Carbon Fiber $1079 - $1099. REVERSE STITCH SPORT SFI-5 GLOVES These Reverse Stitch gloves feature fire-resistant Nomex construction and a straight-cut mid-length gauntlet with elastic around the wrist for a secure, comfortable fit. A high-grip rubber design on the palms and fingers provides excellent tactile feedback without pressure points. Available in various colors in sizes XXS to XXL. MSRP $89. MOMO Corsa R Gloves The Corsa R Gloves are made from the company’s extensive racing heritage, and feature external stitching, pre-curved patterning, and an exclusive high grip one-piece palm design for improved driving comfort and control. The Corsa R gloves are available in four colors and sizes ranging from 8 – 13. They are also FIA and SFI homologated. MSRP: $195.00 Base Layer Garments Momo’s Base Layer compression style technology features an ultra-lightweight four-way stretch fabric for maximum wicking, breathability, and range of motion. The flatlock seamless stitching and soft touch fire retardant material provides the ultimate in driving comfort while adding valuable additional seconds of thermal performance. Available in sizes 48 to 58, FIA and SFI homologated. MSRP: Balaclava $85.00, Shirt $195.00, Pants $195.00 GT Pro – Black Handcrafted from Italian calfskin leather, Momo’s line of GT Pro footwear provides lightweight and breathable thermal protection and comfort. The laced mid-top design features ankle protection and a rear notch for range of motion, especially important during heel toe shift and trail braking maneuvers. The neoprene sole features a proprietary design for improved pedal input. Finished with a hook and loop closure ensuring the laces and footwear stay secure. Available in sizes 38-46, FIA and SFI homologated. MSRP: $259.95 IMPACT PRODUCTS GENESYS HARDSHELL SEAT The new ultralight Genesys fiberglass racing seat meets FIA 8855-1999 spec and is manufactured to withstand the extreme forces found in the most demanding motorsports. Designed to meet the needs of taller and larger drivers, the seat provides comfort and safety to a wide range of individuals with deep bolstering, aggressive shoulder support, and compatibility with a variety of restraints. Upholstered with fire-retardant, tear-resistant fabric, the has an MSRP of $825. PADDOCK DRIVER SUIT Impact’s most affordable driving suit features three layers of flame-retardant treated cotton and exceeds the SFI 3.2A/5 standard to keep drivers and crew members protected against direct flame and heat transfer. Available in black only as a one-piece overall or tow-piece jacket and pant combo, all include 360-degree full floating arm gussets and inset front pants pockets. MSRP $270 in sizes small to 3XL. IMPACT PRODUCTS AXIS SHOES High-top Axis driving shoes offer safety and comfort with a fire-retardant lining, along with superior cooling and a precise grip for pedal precision for all types of racing needs. Reinforced side panels give protection to high-abrasion areas. Adjustable hook and loop ankle strap keeps laces in place while providing a customized fit. Available in black in men’s sizes 7 – 13. MSRP $100. SAFECRAFT Safecraft LT One of Safecraft’s most widely used fire suppression systems, the LT10 features a modular design that allows it to be easily integrated into a variety of vehicle chassis. The system is activated from a choice of a single pull, dual pull, pneumatic, electric or electric manual switch/levers. The LT10 is available in 3, 5, or 10-lb. sizes (5 and 10 lbs. sizes are SFI-Certified). Each system uses 3M™Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, and cylinders are available in white or a brushed aluminum. MSRP is $750 - $900. SAFECRAFT Safecraft AT This completely automatic fire suppression system features a fast-acting thermal sensor that is attached to the distribution hose for pinpoint accuracy at a targeted area. The Safecraft AT uses hose that has a unique flexible, all-metal material to target high-risk areas that can be placed away from the cylinder. The thermal sensor is available in various temperature settings and hoses are also available in various lengths. Each system uses 3M™Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, and cylinders are available in white or a brushed aluminum. MSRP $900 - $1100. Safecraft UT Designed for the UTV market, the Safecraft UT is a fully automatic system that provides fire suppression for both the engine and fuel areas. The kit is designed to be easy to install and uses a thermal sensor on a flexible distribution line that can be routed to the areas that need protection. The kit comes with billet brackets allowing it to be mounted to the vehicle’s roll bar and multiple sensors can be used to expand coverage. The UT is available in 3, 5 and 7 lbs. sizes and uses 3M™Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, and cylinders are available in white or a brushed aluminum. MSRP $550 - $750

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