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: New HANS option for Greater Vision

Susquehanna Motorsports
12-25-2007, 08:43 AM
HANS announced a new option at PRI, which will allow greater head movement, without sacrificing any of the industry leading protection HANS has become expected of.

Previously, some users who participate in sports that required a high degeree of head movement, such as Rally and dirt track racing, could experience some restriction of head movement. The previous remedy was to lengthen the tethers by not more than 1" from the factory set 6" to a maximum of 7".

The new Option will incorporate a one piece tether with anchors on both ends. The tether will run through guides on the back of the frame and be able to slide back and forth as the head turns. Details are sketchy at this time, but it appears the option will be very affordable, if ordered on a new unit. We do expect the Sliding Teather to be retrofitable to existing units.

HANS has supplied over 35,000 head and neck supports since it was introduced and in NO case has a driver death occured, when a HANS was in use, where cause of death was assigned to Basel Skull Fracture.