You have the skills, the talents and the ability to take on an ATV racing. You have the best model of all terrain vehicles that ATV enthusiasts would certainly die for. And you have finally decided that it is high time that you get your beloved skills on the track and show your friends what you and your vehicle can do. Whilst ability and quality of the vehicle are extremely important when it comes to racing ATVs, it is also crucial that you have the right safety gears to keep you protected all the way during the competition. So here are the basic safety equipment that you must have during the event and the factors to consider in order to get the best product there is.
Helmet – this is the head covering and it is very important as it protects the head from bumps, injuries and possible scrapes in case of accidents. Aside from that, the helmet has a glass covering that protects the eyes from bugs or dust in the air. It then keeps you focused on the road without having to stop to attend to sore eyes while on the track. ATV racing helmets are more spacious compared to motorcycle helmets and the pads should be comfortable and stable enough to hold your head in place and avoid constant head wobbling during the race. Make sure to fit the helmet first before purchasing it. Ensure that it fits well in your head sans hurting your neck. Finally, get a helmet that is made of high quality for optimum protection and durability.
Knee and Elbow Pads – these are extremely important as well as these protect the mentioned areas from broken bones and ligaments and wounds. These are important to make sure that you have steady arms and knees while maneuvering the ATV. When buying these gears, ensure that these fit well in the intended body parts. It should be neither loose nor tight and should keep your joints comfortable while concentrating on the controls of the vehicle. These should also be made of light materials and the pads should fasten perfectly around the elbows and the legs.
Gloves – with too much friction going on in the handles of the vehicle, your hands can ultimately suffer pain and may lose control. Gloves are made of protective materials that will help keep your hands in comfortable and convenient grip for maneuvering the ATV.
These are the common factors that you need to consider for your safety gears before you head to an ATV racing. A lot of ATV manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha and Motivated Moto Sports, these days also offer free safety gears when you buy brand new ATVs from them.