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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:20 pm 
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I am looking at running a Lemons race. I have been thinking about upgrading my safety equipment.

Looking for a full face helmet that is glasses friendly.
HANs type device
Underwear for my 1 layer suit

Recommendations?

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 Post subject: Re: Safety Equip
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:24 pm 
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You've seen the R3 that I wear, right? -> http://www.safetysolutionsracing.com/

I picked it because it stays with your body vs depending on an interference fit between your body and your belts. The Defender looks like a decent option as well as its got alot of other crap to help retain the belts. Both have very good sled results from what I can tell and both have that SFI approval that LeMons, NASA, etc want you to have.

Suits - I like my Sparco and CarbonX combo. At $100 for shirt and $100 for pants CarbonX aint cheap, but its supposed to protect alot better. Almost all the NHRA drag racers use CarbonX stuff and you know how often those people catch stuff on fire..

no idea on helmet, I don't wear glasses

disclaimer - I'm no expert, just read alot of stuff and have strong opinions about what I went with :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Safety Equip
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:54 am 
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I bought the helmet first then made the glasses fit. Straight earpieces are the key.

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 Post subject: Re: Safety Equip
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:06 pm 
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ken o wrote:

Looking for a full face helmet that is glasses friendly.


It's more about the glasses you chose rather than the helmet.

Heavy steel ear pieces are a must. Have to be stiff enough to overcome the helmet's "cushion".
Thin wire frames bend and distort and plastic will eventually crack.
A solid nose bridge keeps the glasses in place and not twist around.

The only recommendation I can make about the helmet is a wide eye opening.
It keeps you from smudging the lense when putting the glasses on.


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 Post subject: Re: Safety Equip
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:43 am 
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Any names/models of helmets with wide openings?

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 Post subject: Re: Safety Equip
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:18 am 
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Try a simpson voyager. Mine seemed to have a pretty big view.

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 Post subject: Re: Safety Equip
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:48 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Safety Equip
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:31 pm 
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Ken,

I have a XXXL head so my helmet choices are limited. I have an ARAI motorcycle helmet and a Bell Auto helmet. Both work well with my glasses. The trick, as stated earlier, is the glasses more than the helmet.

If you need a normal size helmet, I see the M4 Bell helmets on sale quit often for less than $300.

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