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Old 16-05-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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Hans Device

Just a thought, Why don't powerboat racers wear the Hans device during races?

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Old 16-05-2008, 08:29 PM   #2
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We tryed it in F2 but we had difficulty to escape the boat wenn in a hurry!
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i was thinking more for the open top boats, could have been useful in this crash.

http://media.boatmad.com/gallery/v/multimedia/General-Videos/accidents/victorycrash.wmv.html
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Only if you are belted in, in may help.
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good point
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In boats you need to move your head more than in a race car. Like a ralley car driver- they use it for track, dont like them in ralleys.
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I used a Hans Device in Rallying last season and its a pain in the neck (no pun intended), the basic problem is you cant turn your head sideways when sliding around a corner so got rid of it to a friend who down track racing, would have thought it would have been useless in a boat. Only thing its good for is stopping this
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Agreed - not suitable for a boat on any level!
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