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Old 11-21-2017
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And what makes matters worse is that the kids helmet weighs as much as an adults helmet. Asked a Hans Manuf if they were going to make a childs verson? No Fricken way was his answer, toooo much liability and parents are vindictive
They make youth sized helmets, you can buy them from Jegs. There is risk with juniors as there is also risk with Pee Wee Football. But I do think sometimes parents get anxious to involve their kids in their hobbies and may rush things. When they announced the age drop to 5 years old I was completely against that. I think age 8 is already pushing it but I know some people get their kids started on dirt bikes and karts early and that probably had some influence for NHRA on this.

I think a required full two day training course/workshop made mandatory for kids and parents to license in a junior would be ideal. I don't think enough is done to ready them at this point.
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