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    Spectacular crash at Pikes Peak. They walked away in spite of some obvious faults in the safety gear. See if you can spot a couple.

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    Just call Moti!

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    Don't get me started on this one.

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    They crashed again?! They have the worst of luck, as they did this three or four years ago...
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    Well, unlike Zhong this EVO actually has a cage!
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    Nice mounting angle on the shoulder harnesses. And the driver only appears to have one layer between his eyes at the outside world.

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    Can anyone explain why those seats don't have back braces tied into the cage?

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    Brett, pretty sure FIA certified seats don't require that... but I'm not a safety expert.

    Also, emphasis on REQUIRE. Nothing like a belt and suspenders to make sure your pants stay up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmoe Money View Post
    Nice mounting angle on the shoulder harnesses. And the driver only appears to have one layer between his eyes at the outside world.
    The visors likely snapped closed with the first hit.

    A far bigger question is why are the driver's lap belts on his belly button? And where are the window nets?

    Brett, back braces not needed nor encouraged on FIA seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Brett, back braces not needed nor encouraged on FIA seats.
    Some are.


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    Never though about the gains in feedback by bracing the FIA seats. OGK is being built with braces but Junior isn't. Hmm..
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    From what I remember from NASA's rulebook: no backbrace needed w/FIA seat, once it has expired, you can still use it but must use a backbrace!
    Non FIA seats (fabricated aluminum), Kirkey\Ultrashield must use a backbrace to be legal to race.
    I have an Ultrashield and run NASA HPDE, Ryan asked me to instal a backbrace for safety even though I wasn't racing
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    Quote Originally Posted by TYP85 View Post
    From what I remember from NASA's rulebook: no backbrace needed w/FIA seat, once it has expired, you can still use it but must use a backbrace!
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    True, but NASA hasn't put any money into seat design/development. They are just making a guess.
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    FYI,

    FIA 8855-1999 5 year seats no back brace and never tested for back brace or for drilling

    FIA 8862-2009 10 year seats with integral back brace

    8862-2009_Advanced_Racing_Seat.pdf
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