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In the market for a restraint device. Looking for small and lightweight but one that can also allow turning of the head for bracket racing. Anyone have any experience with these and can provide some input? Also on sizing I see they dont offer an XL so i would assume a large pretty much is the mot popular.
 
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I use the Necksgen Rev. Love it. Hardly notice it's there. Easy to connect to the helmet too and I can turn as far as I need to side to side...


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I use the necksgen as well. I have the rev2lite and got my sine the rev.
I see virtually no difference in the weight. However, the Rev we got for my son does not have adjustable tethers. My rev2 light does. His is not allowing enough turning for looking, so we will have to order a new tether it appears. Mine we just adjusted.


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Oh the necksgen site gives advice on sizing. Think you are right about large being the largest


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Issue I have is my shoulders are 22 inches but the measurements on Nexgen site dont add up to what I need
 
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Issue I have is my shoulders are 22 inches but the measurements on Nexgen site dont add up to what I need


I'm 21" or so. The unit just has to be narrower than your shoulders, which it obviously will be at large. But also it needs to be wider than your neck, or it's going to be uncomfortable and difficult to put on as well. I think they accomodate up to 6.5" neck width.


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I'm not sure on the hans or nexgen, but I would certainly try to borrow one before buying. I was gifted a Simpson hybrid. I wore it once, threw it in the trailer and it's sat there ever since. It didn't stop my helmet from moving forward at all, but it did make it impossible to go side to side (the double folded part of the tether got jammed in the attachment). I've had several people try and adjust it, even had one swap out to an ez slide tether, but still no luck. Just from what I've gone through, I would say don't expect to turn enough to see anything your peripheral vision doesn't already show you. It may be that I'm having trouble because I'm a big guy, but in a slower dragster I'm almost always looking back and while I would love to wear one, I just can't get it to work and certainly don't want to spend $600 on another style to have something else I won't use sitting in the trailer.
 
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Necksgen here also. If you can try any unit you are considering as said above it is a good idea.



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It didn't stop my helmet from moving forward at all, but it did make it impossible to go side to side (the double folded part of the tether got jammed in the attachment).


They aren't designed to keep your head from going forward, they are designed to keep your head from pulling away from your neck. The testing is pretty brutal, and if they don't meet the standards, they don't pass. A HANS does restrict the head movement forward, but they don't allow as much side to side turning as the Necksgen nor do they offer the side impact protection the Necksgen does. The Necksgen will allow more side to side movement, and your head will travel ****her forward, but it offers better side impact protection.

I do know a couple of people that had the Simpson one, they sold them and bought the Necksgen.


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I'm not sure on the hans or nexgen, but I would certainly try to borrow one before buying. I was gifted a Simpson hybrid. I wore it once, threw it in the trailer and it's sat there ever since. It didn't stop my helmet from moving forward at all, but it did make it impossible to go side to side (the double folded part of the tether got jammed in the attachment). I've had several people try and adjust it, even had one swap out to an ez slide tether, but still no luck. Just from what I've gone through, I would say don't expect to turn enough to see anything your peripheral vision doesn't already show you. It may be that I'm having trouble because I'm a big guy, but in a slower dragster I'm almost always looking back and while I would love to wear one, I just can't get it to work and certainly don't want to spend $600 on another style to have something else I won't use sitting in the trailer.


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I think not only do these need to be adjusted correctly and the helmet hardware added in the right place, but also I have realized that indeed your helmet can go far forward. About as far as I can make it go myself. But it takes more than that to pop your head off of your shoulders.


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I'm not sure on the hans or nexgen, but I would certainly try to borrow one before buying. I was gifted a Simpson hybrid. I wore it once, threw it in the trailer and it's sat there ever since. It didn't stop my helmet from moving forward at all, but it did make it impossible to go side to side (the double folded part of the tether got jammed in the attachment). I've had several people try and adjust it, even had one swap out to an ez slide tether, but still no luck. Just from what I've gone through, I would say don't expect to turn enough to see anything your peripheral vision doesn't already show you. It may be that I'm having trouble because I'm a big guy, but in a slower dragster I'm almost always looking back and while I would love to wear one, I just can't get it to work and certainly don't want to spend $600 on another style to have something else I won't use sitting in the trailer.


What track do you normally run at? I have the biggest Necksgen Rev they make, and you are more than welcome to try it out, but it will be another week until I have everything to try it. My helmet is in Illinois for a speaker upgrade right now and I left the helmet connectors on it.
 
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Simpson Hybrid, fitted by a dealer
 
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I think not only do these need to be adjusted correctly and the helmet hardware added in the right place, but also I have realized that indeed your helmet can go far forward. About as far as I can make it go myself. But it takes more than that to pop your head off of your shoulders.


Once I get my belts just lightly snug, I gently work my necksgen torward the back of the car, rolled up further on my shoulders. Then I tighten the belts TIGHT. Once I do that I can only dip my chin maybe half way to my chest. I realize that under a hard head on impact that my chin will still get to my chest, hopefully the trip there will be slowed a little bit. After doing this for multiple times, it only adds maybe 10 seconds to my strap up time.
 
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I'm in the market as well and have been looking at the Z-Tech due to the adjustability, although they look bulky. Does anyone have any experience with them?

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