An Modern Design Update To The Classic Sport Model
The HANS Device is the most trusted head and neck restraint in the world. The HANS Device was first used in competition in 1986 and has been continually developed and tested to the level of performance it is today. It is the only head and neck restraint that exceeds both the SFI and FIA specifications for performance. Also, the HANS Device is one of only two devices approved for use by NASCAR.
The Sport II is made from super structural carbon fiber. It uses a DuPont polymer that replaces petroleum-based oils with plant-based material. This material makes the Sport II 340 grams LIGHTER than the classic Sport. It is injection molded in a proprietary process for carbon fiber.
The Sport II is the lightest ever Sports Series HANS Device. It features a rounded collar that makes fitting the device easier and is also easier to enter or exit some cars. It performs exactly the same as any HANS Device and follows in the tradition of the Sport by making the same protection enjoyed by champions in major series around the world available at a reasonable price. SFI 38.1 & FIA 8858-2012 Approved.
SFI 38.1 And FIA 8858-2002/8858-2010 Approved
Lightweight - 770 grams/1.7 Lbs (weights vary due to size and accessories)
Rounded collar for easier fit and easier entrance/exit from car
NOTE: This is a high-speed video replayed in slow motion. The elapsed times on the video are marking points for the slow motion replay. Five seconds in this video equate to 100 milliseconds in real time. (An eye blink lasts 400 milliseconds.)
The torso is held in the seat by properly tightened belts. Helmets are properly fastened.
The torso begins to move forward due to belt elongation and compression of the dummy.
(Top) The unrestrained head begins to pitch forward. The elongation of the belts allows the dummy's torso to slide further forward in the seat.
(Bottom) The friction rubber on the legs of the HANS has engaged the belts to straighten and load the tethers, enabling the helmet and head to move with the torso. The HANS keeps the head and helmet in normal relationship to the torso despite the elongation of the belts.
(Top) The neck loading increases as the unrestrained head reaches maximum excursion, increasing tension in the neck beyond the threshold for serious or fatal injury.
(Bottom) The HANS continues to be held in place by the friction rubber on the legs during the forward movement of the torso. The tethers straighten fully and remain substantially horizontal, keeping the head in normal relationship to the torso.
(Top) Instrumentation in dummy confirms the neck tension threshold for a serious or fatal injury - 4,000 Newtons - has been crossed.
(Bottom) The HANS restrains the head and instrumentation in dummy confirms neck tension is kept far below the threshold for serious or fatal injury.