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Something we have been putting off for too many years now.

With 2020 starting out with a number of bad crashes and injuries, including a good racing buddy right here in TX, I am now re-visiting the purchase of a head and neck restraint.

I liked the REV at one time, I understand there are some new devices on the market today also.

Any feedback would be appreciated, I hope this reminder will sink in hard enough to purchase and use it.

Thanks in advance.

Prayers to our buddy Tony on continued healing, also to Ryan Herem and others who have had bad crashes this last week.

2020 has to get better I hope.
 
Posts: 235 | Location: Justin, TX | Registered: July 18, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Neckgen is what I use. Isn't terrible to put on. In fact I leave it on the helmet as a rule. I can turn my head about as far as I would like.

Have you seen any injuries that head and neck devices would prevent? Those are generally rare in drag racing.


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I use one of the original Hans devices. Have ever since we got into dragsters. Mainly got it when we put our son in the car and since he had to wear one he wouldnt let me race without one so I just started wearing it and now feel like something is missing if I get in the car without it.
 
Posts: 685 | Location: Anderson SC. | Registered: July 10, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Bucky -I’ll have one before I run the stocker again. Sounds like you are happy with yours.


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Posts: 4444 | Location: Vacaville  | Registered: January 07, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have only used a Necksgen. As another said now that I’m used to wearing it I think it would be distracting to try and race without it. I’m sorry I can’t speak to any others. I do like how easy it is to clip the restraints of the Necksgen brand.

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Necksgen here too


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Posts: 980 | Location: Las Vegas, NV | Registered: April 14, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Necksgen as well


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Bucky -I’ll have one before I run the stocker again. Sounds like you are happy with yours.


Less comfortable and convenient and range of motion than wearing a neck collar. But it isn't terrible either once you get used to it.


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Originally posted by Bucky:
Neckgen is what I use. Isn't terrible to put on. In fact I leave it on the helmet as a rule. I can turn my head about as far as I would like.

Have you seen any injuries that head and neck devices would prevent? Those are generally rare in drag racing.
A few years ago we lost Derek Sanchez 47 years old from Yuma AZ to a Basal skull fracture after hitting the wall in his 33 ford roadster in Super Gas in the shut down area at LVMS. And yes i do not leave home with out my Necksgen. I like Bucky leave it clipped on to my helmet.

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Posts: 268 | Location: Toronto Ont/Surprise AZ | Registered: August 18, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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After my crash at LVMS in 2002 which resulted in a broken neck (C2). I will never climb in a race car again without a head and neck restraint system. The neck collar I was using that day was totally useless.

A heat and neck restraint system should be mandatory in every race car quicker than 60 seconds.

You're not brave for not wearing one, just dumb.

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Originally posted by Bucky:
Neckgen is what I use. Isn't terrible to put on. In fact I leave it on the helmet as a rule. I can turn my head about as far as I would like.

Have you seen any injuries that head and neck devices would prevent? Those are generally rare in drag racing.
A few years ago we lost Derek Sanchez 47 years old from Yuma AZ to a Basal skull fracture after hitting the wall in his 33 ford roadster in Super Gas in the shut down area at LVMS. And yes i do not leave home with out my Necksgen. I like Bucky leave it clipped on to my helmet.

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I hadn't realized that was the nature of his injury.
Do they prevent broken necks? I thought it was just the Basal fractures only.


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Have you seen any injuries that head and neck devices would prevent? Those are generally rare in drag racing


A friend was recently injured, multiple fractures of cervical vertebrae. I think it was called wing fractures.

As with any crash, we don't know what may or may not be prevented with the HANS.

I think we all know the device is a good idea. We all hope we never have to rely on it.

For that matter, all the safety equipment we use, we hope we don't have to rely on it.

Those jackets, pants, suits, gloves, etc. are not for racing, they are for crashing and burning. We all need to use the stuff as required, every time we go down the track.
The recent rash of crashes and injuries reminds us of that.

Thanks for all the replies.

Be safe everybody.
 
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Originally posted by 57 Vette:
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Originally posted by Bucky:
Neckgen is what I use. Isn't terrible to put on. In fact I leave it on the helmet as a rule. I can turn my head about as far as I would like.

Have you seen any injuries that head and neck devices would prevent? Those are generally rare in drag racing.
A few years ago we lost Derek Sanchez 47 years old from Yuma AZ to a Basal skull fracture after hitting the wall in his 33 ford roadster in Super Gas in the shut down area at LVMS. And yes i do not leave home with out my Necksgen. I like Bucky leave it clipped on to my helmet.

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SDPC 582 Head Hunter on alcohol


I hadn't realized that was the nature of his injury.
Do they prevent broken necks? I thought it was just the Basal fractures only.


Basilar skull fracture is a fatal form of a broken neck. And yes a head and neck restraint when worn properly will prevent head and neck injuries.
 
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I’ve been wearing the Hybrid Pro for going on 10 years now. I like it and its more comfortable to me than the neck collar anyway. I’m used to it so hooking it up isn’t an issue. I also have never tried any other device so I can’t really offer an opinion on how it compares to others on the market. Jeff Hefler recently posted a short video On the Pro 1 Safety fb page I believe that showed the Necksgen and how simple it was to hook up. I did like the looks of it.


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If no neck collar, then socks are required right?


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If no neck collar, then socks are required right?


Yes a sock is required if a neck collar is used and much safer than that useless neck collar. Unless you trip getting out of your race car and land on your head then maybe a neck collar will be useful.
 
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I had Simpson install a helmet skirt on my helmet this off season so I don't have to remember to put the sock on lol. Plus its longer than the sock and offers better fire protection IMO
 
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Simpson Hybrid is the neck restraint I chose. I like it. I can't hook it up myself though. I do like the secure feeling it provides. Very bad things can happen even at 135 mph.
 
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The thing that everyone overlooks on the neck collar, is that it is there to keep fire out of the helment, not to support your head in a crash. That's the reason a sock or collar is still required with a HANS.



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Posts: 559 | Location: Republic of Texas | Registered: January 16, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I tried one and it was almost impossible to put on in my car due to design so had to send it back. It was a high quality design but the straps or legs came down too far so in a tight cage it was not going to happen.

I am considering the Necksgen Rev 2 because it looks to be easier to put on.

As for safety I do think they are much better to protect you than a neck collar.


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