Post your Track Gear List!
After a big off about three months ago at a track day. Most of my gear was destroyed. I decided it would be in my best interest to upgrade my gear fully and be the most protected at the track that I could be. at the time of my crash I was in what I considered to be mid level gear and after fracturing my pelvis I felt the upgrade was needed. (the Crash is documented in these forums (Hit from behind at Trackday) by Techx.
While every crash is different I wanted peace of mind knowing I was doing everything I could to ensure my own safety. With a new baby in the house I want to be around for the long haul. So I set off on researching!
The purpose of this post is so other members can see what other people value as great protection for a Trackday or what members feel best protects them regardless of price.
My gear list before crash:
Suit: AXO "indy" model
Boots: Sidi Vertigo air
Gloves: AGVsport Laguna gloves
Back / chest protector: Icon stryker vest
Helmet: Joe Rocket RKT prime Vector
Gear List after crash:
Suit: RS Taichi GP max R0072
Boots: Sidi Vertigo Air (the only piece I did not have to replace)
Gloves: KNOX Handroid V14
Back/ chest protector: Forcefield harness extreme flite
Hip protection: Forcfield action shorts w/ pro armor
Helmet: Scorpion R2000
As you can see I significantly upgraded my gear, I chose items that were CE rated to the highest standards, And thankfully in my situation money was not an issue.
The two items I value the most after the crash is the RS taichi suit and the forcefield shorts. The suit was the only "off the rack" major brand that had 1.5mm thick cow hide used. the industry standard is 1.2-1.3mm. The problem I also had was not many manufacturers disclosed if their leathers were drum dyed or where they obtained their hide from. I also preferred to know where the suit is made from my preference is from japan or Italy. Many seem to be made in china or Ukraine and are mass-produced.
The shorts after putting them on I immediately asked myself why had I never worn additional hip protection since I started doing track days. They were very comfortable and I felt if I had them n I could have prevented my hip fracture.
Thanks for the read Members! Post up your Gear, pictures if you like and compare protection that you wear!