Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Iberia, La.
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There's actually a few things you need know about roll bar padding.
The SFI rated padding is extremely stiff and doesn't have much give. It's meant to be used where a "HELMET" can come into contact with the cage during a violent crash. This means if your bare noggin hits it, it's not a whole lot better than the bare tube. IMHO, SFI 45.1 padding is way past what the weekend warrior needs and is the wrong type of padding to use.
If you're not planing on always wearing helmets, go with a high density padding. It's the type of padding you'd put where arms and legs could hit the cage. This type of padding is meant to reduce soft tissue damage and broken bones. It's still stiffer than the cheap $5 shit you can buy that's really just soft water pipe insulation and will do nothing.
Also want to make sure the padding will not burn in a fire.