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The HANS Device is synonymous with head and neck restraint technology. HANS Performance Products was recently purchased by Simpson Performance Products a leader in motorsports safety equipment. The HANS Device is the most widely used and recognized head and neck restraint in motorsports, and is the product that all other products on the market are measured against. HANS Devices are used in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, USAC, Formula 1, WOO and most other racing series.
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The HANS Device is currently available in several configurations including:
HANS Device Sport II: The HANS Device Sport II models feature a lower rounded back than the original HANS Device design. The HANS Device Sport II design provides for less chance of the back getting caught on the roll cage or in window openings when entering or exiting the race car. The HANS Device Sport II is only available in a 20 Degree Layback configuration which is suitable for the majority of racing applications including most Stock Cars, Modifieds, Drag, Legends, Bandalero and most road race cars including Porsche, BMW, Corvette, Honda, Viper, Spec Miata and other similar race cars. It is also popular with Sprint Car, Midget, Mini/Micro Sprint cars even though they have a significantly more upright seating position, typically about 10 Degrees. However, the HANS Device Sport II is not compatible with cars that have extreme layback seats such as formula type cars, Indy Cars, etc. The HANS Device Sport II is available with post anchor or quick click helmet anchors and can be ordered with SFI or FIA Certifications (or both). The HANS Device Sport II is available in adult and child sizes, and is a very good choice for most types of racing.
The HANS Device Sport II, while being extremely effective and popular, has some inherent design characteristics that cause some concern with some drivers. In particular, the HANS Device signature design can create pressure on the collarbone area and subsequent discomfort for some racers. Optional gel pads are available which can greatly reduce this issue in most cases. In addition, while providing outstanding front impact protection, the HANS Device Sport II design does not provide any side impact protection unlike some other products on the market. Some drivers report issues with shoulder harnesses sliding off the HANS Device. Many drivers opt for specially designed restraint systems that utilize a 2” shoulder harness and or a sternum strap to reduce the possibility of the harness sliding off the device.
HANS Device Adjustable: The HANS Adjustable enables all drivers to a comfortable fit no matter what type of car or racing seat they use. It is adjustable in five-degree increments which allows the Hans Adjustable device to improve the fit and comfort for all racers. The HANS Adjustable can be used in different types of cars. If a racer competes in a sprint car with an upright seat and also a stock car with a reclined seat the device easily adjusts to the seat layback from 10 to 40 degrees. The HANS Adjustable Device has a low profile rounded back similar to HANS Device Sport II to improve entry and exit of the race car. The HANS Device Adjustable is available with post anchor or quick click helmet anchors. The HANS Adjustable is an excellent choice for the driver who competes in several different types of motorsports and needs maximum flexibility in his head and neck restraint design.
While providing outstanding flexibility for the racer with its adjustable layback, the HANS Adjustable shares many of the signature HANS Device design characteristics that cause some concern with some drivers including the pressure on the collarbone, lack of side impact protection, potential issues with shoulder harnesses sliding off like the HANS Sport II Device.
HANS Device Pro Ultra: The HANS Device Pro Ultra features lightweight construction of the Carbon Fiber Pro series combined with the shape of the HANS Device Sport II. The HANS Device Pro Ultra is extremely lightweight and allows for easy entry and exit from the race car, even smaller tighter vehicles. The hollow core 100% carbon fiber construction features a hollow core for increased weight reduction without sacrificing strength. The sliding tethers offer exceptional head movement for great viisibility. The HANS Device Pro Ultra is available with post anchor or quick click helmet anchors and can be ordered with SFI or FIA Certifications (or both). This device is also available in an even lighter weight version called the HANS Device Pro Ultra Lite that weighs in at 100+ Grams less. The HANS Device Pro Ultra is an outstanding choice for the professional racer, especially in classes where every gram of weight is critical.
At Pit Stop USA, we are experts in Head and Neck Restraint products. According the SFI Foundation, "Effective January 1, 2012, the SFI Foundation requires that Head and Neck Restraint Systems shall be inspected for re-certification every five years after the date of original certification." So don't jump for that used Hans device for sale as you don't know what might of happened to it and if there is something that would keep it from being able to be re-certified. It is our commitment to assist you by offering you the best auto racing safety products and technology and backing it up with expert advise to help you to make the right decision for your type of racing. We don't believe that there is one single head and neck restraint product that is perfect for everyone. Give us a call and we will help you determine which product is right for you!
While providing the lightest possible solution in the HANS Device lineup, the HANS Device Pro Ultra also shares many of the trademark HANS Device design characteristics that cause some concern with some drivers including the pressure on the collarbone, lack of side impact protection, potential issues with shoulder harnesses sliding off like the HANS Sport II Device.
Pit Stop USA is The Online Motorsports Superstore! We proudly feature HANS Performance Products makers of the HANS Device. Calling the HANS Device the international standard for preventing head & neck injuries, HANS Performance Products was awarded the Auto Racing Safety and Humanitarian Service Award by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. Despite claims you might see elsewhere on head and neck restraints, recent SFI 38.1 recertification testing has confirmed that HANS Devices continue to offer industry-leading performance. Championship drivers in all levels of motorsports choose the HANS Device to keep them safe. Since Dale Earnhardt was killed in the Daytona 500, at least 150 people have died in U.S. racing. None of those deaths occurred at the highest levels of racing, most who died were drivers at small oval tracks, who usually aren't required to wear head and neck restraints that could save lives. Drivers in NASCARs top series are required to wear SFI 38.1 approved head and neck support devices like the HANS Device since 2001. The result: no racing deaths in six years in those divisions. While NASCAR requires its top division drivers to wear a head-and-neck restraint, it doesn't extend that requirement to the several thousand drivers who race at NASCAR-sanctioned short tracks. NASCAR does strongly recommend that all drivers at its sanctioned tracks wear head-and-neck devices and have up-to-date safety equipment in their cars. Dr. Hubbard conceived the HANS Device 25 years ago, but it took time to develop a version that could be used in single seat racecars. The HANS Device became mandatory in Formula 1 in 2003 and since that time has been credited with saving many drivers from serious and/or fatal injuries. The work done for F1 has lead to acceptance of the HANS Device in all forms of racing, including NASCAR stock cars and trucks; oval and drag racers, sportscar racers, boat racers and many other racers worldwide.