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True or False | 7 frequently asked questions (and 7 answers) about rib protectors

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11 July 2021
I HAVE RIB PAIN AFTER A FEW LAPS IN A KART USING THE RIB GUARD, DO I NEED TO ADD MORE PADDING WHERE IT HURTS?
Senior Managing Director at Tillett Racing Seats
Well done!

“The pain is often caused by the muscle being pinched between the ribs. I recommend choosing the size carefully and adjusting the bodice correctly. Most of the modifications by the driver, in fact, will make the problem worse. Furthermore, modifications are not allowed with the new FIA approved rib protectors”.

N.B. The TKART article “Tricks and advice for the correct use of the rib protector” has a detailed guide for the choice and optimal adjustment of rib protectors.

INCORRECT!

“The pain is often caused by the muscle being pinched between the ribs. I recommend choosing the size carefully and adjusting the bodice correctly. Most of the modifications by the driver, in fact, will make the problem worse. Furthermore, modifications are not allowed with the new FIA approved rib protectors”.

N.B. The TKART article “Tricks and advice for the correct use of the rib protector” has a detailed guide for the choice and optimal adjustment of rib protectors.