[MR2] 5 point harness
hillman at planet-torque.com
Tue Jan 25 09:30:57 EST 2011
On Tue, 25 Jan 2011, Ted Volkman wrote:
> -The original question/ problem was how to control one's body under
> cornering loads. NEVER was there a question of: "How do I make myself safer
> in the event of a crash?" My answer addressed the question specifically
> -NEVER did I suggest that this was in any way safer than a five point
> harness. I never even made an allusion that a chest strap was in any way
> safety related. Its not. It is strictly an aid to maintain a better
> driving position.
> I know you have a lot of racing experience and often make valuable
> contributions, but please take the time to read what was actually written
> before chastising others that are actually addressing the topic at hand.
I wasn't referring to your post Ted. The thread goes like this, at
least in order of the Digest posts;
* I'd like to install a 5-point harness to keep me in the seat... (Barry)
* The 'coathook/firewall' mounting isn't safe ( Mark )...
* You could just strap yourself to the flimsy stock seat. (Ted)
* That sounds like a good idea (Barry).
All of those posts could be considered accurate individually ( I
disagree w/ Mark's point for almost all usage ) but in sum, they seem to
have talked Barry into a far less safe solution for no good reason at all.
Safety may not have been his primary driver, but I don't think it's a
service to talk him out of a safer alternative, unless there's a real good
reason ( like say, relative cost, and it's true that a $25 chest strap
will be the cheaper way to go. At least until he shows up at event and
isn't allowed to run, which may or may not happen depending on where he
plans to track the car. )
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