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Schroth SHR Flex breaks through with a "Dynamic Articulating Collar", for the ultimate in SFI 38.1 restraint safety and comfort.
Why does the collar tilt when I wear it? Let’s look at the reasons the Schroth SHR Flex uses this new technology for frontal head restraints. The short answer is for both safety & comfort. Schroth’s new SHR Flex is the first SFI 38.1 approved frontal head restraint to use a Dynamic Articulating Collar. What this means is that the device is made into 2 components, the collar and the legs. The collar is the piece that fits on your shoulders and behind your helmet. The legs are the two pieces that connect to the collar and go forward and have the shoulder belts going over them to the buckle.
To provide movement between the pivoting collar and arms, a rate responsive bump stop is installed. This rate responsive bump stop is used to control and limit not only compression but the speed (rate) of angular changes. This allows the device to travel with the driver, dynamically changing the shape during normal racing and under high frontal loads.
Schroth did not just stop there, they continued adding proven and new features: