Concept: In a crash without a HANS® device, the
shoulder harness and seat belt restrain the driver's torso but
only the neck restrains the head and helmet. The HANS®
device reduces the whipping action of the head; keeping the
drivers head from being pulled away from their upper body.
With the HANS®, the forces
stretching the neck in the frontal collision are typically reduced
by 80%. In a frontal impact the tethers restrain the head's
forward movements while the torso and HANS® device are restrained
by the shoulder harness. By restraining the head to move
with the torso in a crash, excessive head motions, neck forces and
injuries are dramatically reduced.
The HANS® device should match the
angle of your seat back. An incorrect angle will be
uncomfortable to use.
The only functional difference
between the Sport (economy) Series and the Professional series is
the weight. The Professional Series is 1.5 pounds lighter
than the Sport Series. The Sport Series is made of Carbon Fiber
reinforced plastic. The professional modes is 100% carbon fiber
which reduces weight as much as possible.
a HANS Device is purchased from Continental Motorsport Services,
the anchor installation is free of charge. We are factory
trained to do the installation properly.