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Window & Cage Nets

Window & Cage Nets There are 21 products.

Window nets provide protection from items entering the cockpit while making sure a drivers wrist or arm does not leave the safety cell of the cockpit. Cage nets (also called interior nets) limit movement of the drivers body inside the safety cell to maximize driver safety.

Window nets provide protection from items entering the cockpit while making sure a drivers wrist or arm does not leave the safety cell of the cockpit. Cage nets (also called interior nets) limit movement of the drivers body inside the safety cell to maximize driver safety.

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  • Left Window Nets

    Left Side Window Nets By G-Force and Schroth. Required in almost all race series, a SFI 27.1 certified net is just as important as a driver's helmet. We offer window nets from G-Force Racing Gear and Schroth Racing. Different sizes and materials allow the driver to get the best in fit, vision, and safety. 

    Mesh vs Ribbon window net. I liked my mesh window net before, but the new ones are 2 layers and I can’t see as well. An SFI ruling states they must now be 2 layers to meet the upgraded strength standard. Ribbon still continues to be the #1 seller by far, but we have them all for you.

  • Right Interior Nets

    Right Side Interior Nets. We view Right Side Nets (also called "Cage Nets") as a mandatory piece of safety equipment. In an impact, the body moves forward 6-8 inches. This is normal and quite necessary to prevent injury. The harnesses stretch to decelerate the body. If you are in an offset impact (an impact that is not straight on) there are high lateral forces that will move you side to side. If you do not have a Right Side Net, it is very easy for the body to wrap around the side of the seat when the harnesses have stretched.

    A Right Side Net prevents this by guiding your head and shoulders back into the seat keeping you from painful injury.

    For the untimate in safety to minimize the driver loads in an impact, let's build the best driver safety system we can.

    Frontal Impact: First, let's make sure our driver has a frontal head restraint (like a Hans Device, Schroth SHR Flex, Simpson Hybrid etc) to limit forward movement and control neck angles, and a correctly installed 6 point harness.

    90° and Direct Rear Impacts: For the 90° side and direct rear impacts, let's have a properly fitting head containment seat.

    Less than 90° Impacts - Left Side: For angular impacts less than 90° where the driver's upper torso may stretch the belt system to where the helmet may leave the head containment surrounds, we contain the driver using the left side window net or if the distance is greater than we like, we offer cage nets for the left side also. The window net is to prevent debris from entering the vehicle and keep the driver's arms & hands contained. If the left side net is too far, a left side cage net (used in all pro sedan race cars) is a great addition to your safety system.

    Less than 90° Impacts - Right Side: For angular impacts less than 90° where the driver's upper torso may stretch the belt system to where the helmet may leave the head containment surrounds, we contain the driver using the right side containment, also called cage nets, to keep the driver's head and upper torso movement limited. It is also a great wrist/hand/arm catcher in high load impacts where the driver's hand pivots off the elbow and moves inboard. The right side cage net will also limit this movement.

    Common sense and the understanding of your rule book will save you from a nightmare at trackside tech the morning before your first race. Build the safety category correctly once and enjoy many safe and fact race laps.

  • Window Net Mounts

    Window Net Mounting Kit for Mounting Your Left Side Window Net to your race car chassis. Window nets keep the bad (tire wall tires, track debris, etc) out and the good (driver head, arms and hands) in.

    What is the best window mounting net style? That is just like asking in NY who makes the best pizza or in Philly who is better, Pat's or Geno's. The answer to the pizza question? Unsure. But, for a real Philly Cheesesteak? Easy answer, you know who.

    Window net mount rods come with 3 different mounting styles for the release mechanism.

    • Spring Loaded Style: Weld the tabs on the cage, cut the aft end that does not have the spring, and weld the rear "stopper" washer. Simple and easy, but not the fastest in quick or timed pit stops.
    • Latch Link Style: Just like its bigger brother installed on every dirt car racing harness (camlock harness are not allowed in dirt racing cars because the dirt will plug up the operating mechanism), the mini latch and link allows for the highest misalignment and still engages quickly. This is the most popular.
    • Seat Belt Style: Just like your street car, this uses a normal push button to release the mechanism. This alignment must be close to engage. Easy to do, but not as easy as the latch link style.
     
    Is there another way to mount the back of the upper window net mount rod?
    If your rule book allows, a rod end welded/attached to the aft upper window net mount rod and bolted to a chassis weld tab will always keep the proper distance so the window net simply "swings up" to the perfect position.
    Once again, common sense and an understanding of your rule book will save you frustations later.
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