Just returned after walking th PRI show in Orlando today. Spent time at all the seat manufacturers looking at their products. Aluminum seats by Kirkey, Butler, Ultrashield, etc. .... and Composite seats by RaceTech, OMP, Sparco etc.
And on the same day, a good friend went to Butlers top class factory today for a custom seat fitting for his Miata, and according to him the word is that its imperative to have shoulder containment to stop the rib and sternum fractures we are seeing in side impacts.
And what was MOST fascinating was that EVERY SINGLE ALUMINUM SEAT at the show featured FULL SHOULDER CONTAINMENT as well as FULL HALO, and yet I have seen so few of these at the track. Only a few of the composite seats featured shoulder containment, most featured full halo.
It seems like the natural evolution of safety, as we stop one thing from happening, we then become aware of something else we overlooked, and hopefully we are one day fully contained in nomex bubble wrap!!!!
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