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The biggest problem with protective clothing for children is the small size. This often leads to the fact that there is no suitable one Protective clothing there.
Making larger products fit by adding more padding is often the wrong approach!
The clothing is then significantly heavier and / or restricts mobility. With children, the interaction of the individual components of the protective equipment is particularly important. A well-fitting helmet can, for example, be limited in movement by a back or chest protector that is too large. This also applies to neck supports that do not fit. If the helmet is pushed up, this can impair the field of vision.
It is therefore a matter of course for Jetsafe to adapt our products to the children and young people as individually as possible and to coordinate the individual components of the protective equipment. To do this, we need the children’s body measurements that are as accurate as possible and are happy to advise you on what is important. Call us or write to us HERE.
Adapted to body size and anatomy
The helmet is one of the most critical parts in children’s protective equipment.
In children, the head is larger and heavier in relation to the body than in adults. This occurs in the event of a fall
a greater acceleration and force on the neck than in adult humans. Many helmet manufacturers only produce a few helmet shell sizes and adjust the size with thicker interiors and padding. This makes the helmet relatively large and heavy for children. Regardless of whether it is a rigid frame neck brace or a soft brace made of foam, the neck protection should be tailored to the body geometry and anatomy. The ONB should lie well on both the front of the chest and the back of the back. It is important that a back protector still fits under the rear support. Good neck braces offer many adjustment options, for example with quick-change pads for height adjustment in order to achieve an ideal fit. When buying a helmet, you should always take your back protector and neck brace with you and check them so that everything works well together.
Chest and back optimally protected
Chest protection or back protector – the right size and fit are decisive criteria.
A protector that is too large can shift the neck protection while driving, which in turn can push up the helmet. This affects the kids’ field of vision. “That is why the chest protector shouldn’t protrude further than the navel”, “so that the children can still bend forward without any problems.” With the back protector, too, care must be taken that it does not protrude too far down and hinder or hinder the young driver pushes up other protective equipment. Good mobility is essential in the shoulder area. Protectors that are too bulky or wide limit mobility. The rule of thumb here is that children should still be able to comfortably bring their hands together in front of and behind their bodies. Edges must be well rounded and run away from the body so that no bruises or injuries can occur in the event of a fall.
Important: the perfect fit
The kidney belt is an absolute “must” in motorsport. It stabilizes the lumbar spine and relieves the intervertebral discs.
Another important reason for wearing a kidney belt: “The kidneys are only suspended in the body and are particularly sensitive to drafts and vibrations”. A kidney belt ensures that the kidneys are stable and at the same time restricts drafts. It is also important that the kidney belt is not too big so that it does not slide up. If he sits too high up, the mobility of the upper body is restricted; if he sits too far down, the groin is blocked. “Children mostly breathe belly. This is another reason why it is important that the kidney belt is not too big so that you can breathe freely. ”Most people have probably already experienced firsthand how painful a“ horse kiss ”on the thigh can be. It feels similar to falling on a hard or pointed object. Protector pants can prevent worse. A bruise instead of a large bruise is a happy one. Here, too, it comes down to the best possible fit. The pants should be snug but not pinchy.
Consistent protection for the knee
Basically, it is just as useful for children as it is for adults to use knee braces in training and races. “The fear that
Muscles would not be trained or even weakened by wearing orthotics ”,“ is not right. ”On the one hand, the orthotics are only worn for a few hours a week, and they are partially flexible and therefore do not weaken the muscles and ligaments. The problem with children’s legs is that the knee is quite wide, while the upper and lower legs are still relatively narrow. It is therefore imperative to ensure an anatomically correct and good fit. The joints should also be adapted to the children’s anatomy. The shells on the thigh must not reach up too far and the lower leg shells that protrude into the boot should be thin enough so that they do not press in the boot. In addition, the orthoses should not restrict movement. For reasons of comfort, orthotics should be worn under stockings or functional underwear that do not wrinkle as much as possible. Also with the boots you should pay attention to the correct size and a good fit. It is imperative to avoid buying the boots too big, as the kids cannot have a feel for the gears and brakes and also have no grip in the boot. The buckles should be adjustable for an optimal fit.
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