KS-1 PRO Body Protection
FIA homologated karting body protection. Outside in resistant polycarbonate material, inner lining in nitrile rubber and shockproof memory foam that dissipates energy in case of accident. KS-1 PRO offers complete protection to the driver (ribs, front and back) combined with maximum comfort thanks to the internal padding and the exclusive auto-adjustable fitting system. Adjustable shoulder and lateral straps with velcro, shaped front shield to get best comfort and higher protection.
Crash test-proof polycarbonate
The external shell, whose task is to protect from impact, is divided in 4 sections: a back portion, a front portion and two lateral bulkheads: all of them have passed the strict crash tests requested by FIA, where impacts are up to 100 Joule.
An innovative “compass” system
Designing the KS-1 PRO was a challenge for OMP technicians. Vestibility is crucial for the drivers’ comfort, and the rigid construction of the shell could easily be a problem. To keep comfort inalterate, OMP’s R&D department has developed an innovative regulation system imitating the mechanics of a compass. For this system, a patent request is currently pending. A sort of “rail” has been put in the lateral portions, so that the bulkheads can adapt to any shape of chest, saving comfort.FIA homologated karting body protection. Outside in resistant polycarbonate material, inner lining in nitrile rubber and shockproof memory foam that dissipates energy in case of accident. KS-1 PRO offers complete protection to the driver (ribs, front and back) combined with maximum comfort thanks to the internal padding and the exclusive auto-adjustable fitting system. Adjustable shoulder and lateral straps with velcro, shaped front shield to get best comfort and higher protection.
The shape of the new KS-1 PRO guarantees total chest protection, being closed on the front. The bib is fixed on a side, so that it can’t disengage from the corset, and a small portion of it (on both sides) overlaps with the side portions. OMP developed a peculiar solution for the closure, allowing the mantainance of symmetry of the front and the side portions. A quick locking system, moreover, makes dressing and regulation easier. The couple of soft suspenders allows the regulation of the height, to avoid annoying tension on the shoulders.
According to the new regulation, the new KS-1 PRO is available in several sizes, differing on the height of the lateral portion of the shell. The FIA, indeed, has established size intervals for this parameter, bound by the driver’s height. Therefore, a driver must pick his rib protector size on the basis of which height interval he falls in. In order to satisfy every need, OMP developed two different solutions for the rib protector’s curvature, one of which is wider than standard. This way, the M and L size are also available in “Wide” version, so that drivers can choose the solution that fits best with their chest.
But that’s not all: to furtherly increase vestibility, OMP technicians introduced two padding solutions. one by 5 mm (standard), one by 10 mm (optional). Both are applied inside the protector with a velcro.
KS-1 PRO can accommodate various heights and body shapes thanks to seven different sizes: four standard-fit sizes (S-M-L-XL) and 3 wide-fit sizes (M wide, L wide, XL wide).
The spare inner padding kit (10mm thicker) guarantees a perfect fit also to skinniest bodies without compromising comfort and safety (available as optional sold separately, easy to set up thanks to velcro quick attachments - part n° KK049/PAD) *available soon*
|Size||Driver’s Height||Sides height (FIA mandatory)||Suggested chest circumference|
|S||< 152 cm||12,5 cm||63-71 cm|
|M||152-170 cm||14.5 cm||69.5-80 cm|
|M "Wide"||152-170 cm||14.5 cm||79.5-90 cm|
|L||170-188 cm||15.5 cm||77-90 cm|
|L "Wide"||170-188 cm||15.5 cm||87-100 cm|
|XL||> 188 cm||16.5 cm||90-105 cm|
|XL "Wide"||> 188 cm||16.5 cm||105-120 cm
Colors: Black/Fluo yellow (178)
Homologation: FIA 8870-2018