Go karting can be just a simple hobby or by getting so much involved in the sport, this can turn into a racing career. Whether it is for the mere recreation or a serious Go karting, it is important to know the right kind of clothes and the necessary safety gear that should be worn when riding the Go kart and zipping around the circuit.
It may be a bit of a challenge choosing the right kind of clothes. As for beginners, a good amount of research or perhaps a little help from the more experienced karters will do.
Just For Recreation
For those who loves Go karting and enjoys it only as a pastime as well as for those who are still new to this kind of sport, splurging for expensive karting gear is not really advisable. Since it will only be used a couple of times, the basic karting clothes are good enough to enjoy the sport.
What composes the basic outfit for Go karting? One essential racing gear is the protective helmet. As a head gear, it is important that the face is all covered up or perhaps as much of it as possible. One should also have protective overalls that can either be fireproof or waterproof and with it are the protective gloves which keep the hands from sores that may possibly arise from holding the steering wheel too tightly.
Usually, new karters tend to hold the steering wheel very tight that is why it is important never to forget putting them on. Lastly, one should have footwear that is sensible enough for the sport.
The karting packages offered by most karting circuits already include the protective helmet and protective overalls that is, except for the footwear. When choosing the perfect footwear, more experienced karters would typically recommend wearing the trainers. However, one should choose those trainers which do not have thick soles.
A pair of thick-soled trainers prevents the karter from feeling how much pressure is already put into the pedals thus resulting to unanticipated accelerations and sudden braking. Some Go karts tend to accelerate really fast with just a slight push so it is important to still feel the pedals properly to avoid the any danger. Thin-soled trainers also help develop one’s driving skills. It helps the karter maneuver the Go kart in such a way that does not impair his/her driving skills.
For The Serious Go Karter
For occasional karters and beginners, the necessary protective gear is usually provided in the karting packages. However, for serious karters, it is a different case. If you decide to pursue on this sport, joining the karting club and karting on a usual basis, then you will have to invest not only a great deal of time and effort but also money. A competing Go karter should have for his/her own, a Go kart and of course, the protective gears with which he/she will compete in.
These safety clothes may be expensive depending on the brand and style that you want to go for. This time, it is important to invest in good quality protective garments to avoid any risk of major injuries while racing. Buying used racing suits and other protective gears is not really a good and safe choice since they are not as good as the new ones.
Getting into this kind of sport is truly a fun and exciting experience. However, for a more thrilling and safe ride, one should wear the right clothes to avoid unfavorable circumstances. One last tip, wear loose clothing; they will definitely make the ride comfortable!