UUHHHH,Canada should be good, wish you guys were coming up with us...
Lets see if these post:
Bullcrap advice IMHO. Things happen so fast and the G forces are so great that it isnt gonna happen. Guess that`s why my seat base doesnt fold so good anymore.I'm gonna show my dad this. he has been reluctant to put shoulder harnesses back in his jeep. He has rolled it 2 times end over end on 2 differet occasions. He taught me from a young age to grab the bottom of the seat,tuck yourself in and hold on
HELMETS, as far as i'm concerned if you're wheeling you should not have a choice in the matter, no helmet no wheeling, as yeah a cage and harness are one of the smartest things to do, but not every rig as one or the means to do one up properly, so please HELMET.
Private property, in the middle of the state...Where the Hell in Michigan were you wheeling?
I wheel in the UP and have ahd some horrible experiences up there that sure scared me good.
Three slow-speed flops have taught me the value of my seatbelts!
Mine are Crow, got them from randy at jimmys 4x4. The truth is though that any of the major manufactors that make harnesse's have to build them to certain safety requirments, so go with a name brand and not a $12 no name and youll be just finewhile on this topic where are ppl getting harnesses for a good price?
Agreed that there is no reason not to build a cage, but there is also no excuse not to wear helmet, i mean i don't really care if you have a properly built cage or not, majority of buggies out there dimension wise have bars within head range, and as stated above you do flail around inside that cockpit a good bit, and it DOESN'T take much of a hit to fawk you up permantly, i've seen it happen to many times in all aspects of sports, motorized or not. Does the helmet have to be a dot approved helmet, not necessarily, but for competitions it better be, but helmets for things like skateboarding and skiing are great ideas for the weekend fun run. (there was a big thread about helmets a little bit ago, had a bunch in it) Yeah you may look a little odd, but tough shit you probably just saved your brain from turning into soup.Yes, a helmet is a good idea but it's far from a replacement for a good cage and harnesses. I've never seen a rig that couldn't have a good cage installed, or harnesses added so there's no excuse to not do it. A helmet will not prevent neck/back injuries, and does not entirely protect against head injury especially if your body is free to flail around. This doesn't really apply to jeeps/trucks with cages added, but a properly designed buggy can make a helmet entirely unnecessary. Dustins old single seater had so much space for body movement and such a good seat/harness combo that he came away from a number of REALLY hard rolls laughing. One in particular went over several times, covering several hundred yards, and did an amazing amount of damage to wheels, steering arms, suspension mounts, etc, and he was smiling when the ride ended.
Not a stupid question at all.stupid ? but what is the sub belt
Sub = submarine. As noted, its the crotch belt.stupid ? but what is the sub belt