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defNder™ is proud to announce their sponsorship of the 2009 & 2010 Volkswagen TDI Cup Series. The defNder™ has been chosen as the exclusive Head and Neck Restraint for the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup in the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing Rule book.
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In addition, defNder™ will be sponsoring one of the cars in the series. See VW’s press release here
ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems Endorses defNder
"I wholeheartedly endorse and am exclusively offering the defNder team issue as the ONLY head and neck restraint device ButlerBuilt will provide."
- Brian Butler
defNder™ chosen as neck protection system for the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup in the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing Rule book
Page 91, ARTICLE 4.22: JETTA TDI CUP VEHICLE TECHNICAL
REGULATIONS, 4.22.1: Jetta TDI Cup vehicle technical specifications
(racing version) lists the defNder™ as the SFI38.1 required Head and
Neck Restraint System for its drivers.
Approved Head And Neck Restraint List Expanded
NASR National Office posted Wed Nov 12, 2008.
The defNder is the latest Head and Neck Restraint to
meet SFI 38.1 specifications and is therefore now approved by NASR for
speedway competition in Australia. This brings the total number of approved
Head and Neck Restraints to nine (up from five in July 2007) giving
drivers a range of choice when deciding on a device.
"We recently gave the DefNder neck brace an extended sampling at the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill. We came away intrigued with this entry into the head-and-neck safety derby...."
"Bottom line: It's safe and comfortable, but you'll need to do some setup work first. Put in the time up front and you'll be rewarded down the line."
Circle Track - January 2009
"For many racers, head and neck restraints have two big drawbacks: they tend to be pricey and they are cumbersome to wear. Well, the new defNder team issue head and neck device addresses both of those issues and still delivers the goods when it comes to protection. DefNder's philosophy behind the new head and neck device is to offer all race drivers the opportunity to have the best and most-comfortable high-performance protection against neck injury at an affordable price."
Read the full article: http://www.circletrack.com
"The defNder is designed with the racer in mind with an easy-on design and lots of comfort. Offering excellent side impact protection, the defNder’s lateral tethers provide superior safety in 30-degree impacts. The form fits belts aid in comfort by taking the pressure off the driver’s collarbone and shoulders. A full range of motion is also a part of the defNder’s design allowing the driver to freely move their head from left to right. Unique harness flares work with standard three-inch belts and reduce the chance of the belt slip in rough conditions. Also unique is the adjustable rear piece allowing for adjustment between approximately 20 and 40 degrees. This helps drivers by not having to pick one angle and hope it fits in their racecar. It also aids those who switch between different classes of vehicles. Sizing of the defNder is generally universal and its low MSRP of $549 includes everything..."
"The DefNder Neck Brace stands out amongst the competition by way of its excellent side protection with lateral tethers providing superior 30-degree impact protection. The comfort of the device is unbridled, form fit belts take the pressure off of the driver’s collar bone and shoulders. Don’t forget the adjustable rear piece which allows drivers to adjust between approximately 20- and 40-degrees – making it helpful when buying a unit without knowing exactly which will fit in your racecar, as well as for drivers who pilot more than one car. Pricing begins at $549.00 and includes everything necessary, as well as a carrying case."
SportsCar Magazine - March 2009
“The defNders open construction allows it to fit a large range of drivers, and the adjustable layback makes it possible to use in a wide variety of cars. It is also a great value, priced at $549”……..”Another alternative for a quick exit is to use the Real-eze quick release. This standard feature detaches the device from the helmet with a quick pull. The Real-eaze also makes it possible for a driver to install and remove the device in the car without assistance”…….”All of our testers reported that the defNder was comfortable to wear in the car, the Formfit belts keep the device tight to your body in the car and do a great job of spreading the load, leaving you without uncomfortable pressure points. The driver’s range of motion was also good, as there was no restriction of needed movement within the car."
Vintage Racecar Magazine - Febuary 2009
“Unique features abound in the brand-new defNder, beginning with the raised collar that is secured at each lower end by the shoulder harness passing through flared channels, and at the upper ends attaches to the back of the vertical support chassis that also has a channel on each side for the shoulder belts. Underlying the entire setup are flexible Formfit pads to provide a comfortable cushion between the device and contours of each individual’s body. Unhindered lateral movement is permitted by the Motion-Max tether system. All the hard parts are made from an injection-molded Dupont composite, and the one-size fits most device adjusts to virtually any cockpit setup”.
"The fit and comfort of the DefNder is unmatched. I felt very comfortable wearing the DefNder while fully strapped in. With the other braces I have used I found them to be uncomfortable in one way or another. Either the brace would feel uncomfortable pressing down on my collar bone with the over the shoulder braces. The braces that had a back support design felt uncomfortable on my back. The DefNder’s design lets the harness lay over your collar bone naturally therefore causing no additional pressure and discomfort. The over the shoulder design eliminates the need for a back support. The quick release pins make it easy to attached and detach your helmet from the brace while keeping the brace in place."
Read full article at www.goracingtv.com