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      09-27-2008, 02:11 PM   #23
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I purchased that exact model helmet for my weekend at the track last week. I didn't have any problems with the helmet. Can't say that I would recommend it with my limited experience but there were no obvious or overt problems with the helmet and nobody had any negative stories to tell me about the helmet.
Thanks a lot to GT3 Tim and jm1234, your posts were extremely helpful, but I went to the store to get a pyrotect, they had a new model in the Bell series: the Sport Mag 05 (http://www.bellracing.com/public/ind...ct/detail/205/), fiberglass for "only" $199... only a few more dollars than the Pyrotect (which was out of stock anyway) so I could not resist and treated myself.

By the way, for those of you who live in the tri-state area, the store where I went (located in Garfield, NJ; www.stableenergies.com), which has been around since 1975, had a great selection of material and the owners are extremely competent and nice!! I highly recommend them!!
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      11-26-2008, 11:00 PM   #24
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what do you guys think about Simpson Super Bandit ? it looks pretty cool and should not weight a lot ... does anybody have it ?
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      11-28-2008, 11:41 AM   #25
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If you are just doing DE's with your stock seats and seatbelts then don't worry about a HANS....just get a helmet that fits well some shoes and maybe gloves...you really don't need a full suit for DE....

Hopefully you can go to the shop that has several different helmets available in your price range...try them all on and see how they feel......for some reason Bell helmets just fit me well....I tried the fancy CF helmet..but it didn't fit as well as the Bell M4 I bought....

Once you get a dedicated track-race car that has a cage and race seat...thats when its time to get the drivers suit etc....I just bought a Sparco F1 suit.....triple layer and extremely lightweight and cool to boot!!

http://www.sparcousa.com/pracewear_suits.asp?id=647

Luckily for me it was 20% off!!!
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Look at Simpson Racing (www.TeamSimpson.com). They have a wide variety of suits, helmets, gloves, shoes and Hans Devices. Good luck!

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what do you guys think about Simpson Super Bandit ? it looks pretty cool and should not weight a lot ... does anybody have it ?
after trying it on, i didnt feel comfortable at all in that helmet ...
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