you want the simplest system that is easy to use, makes it easy to enter
the car and easy to exit in an emergency, Isaac®
is the only way to go.
Finishline Racing School,
Edgewater, Florida, USA
I immediately felt
the ISAAC® work on the frontal impact...
The comfort of the impact still baffles me. I have hit several walls
with an almost straight-on impact and have had sore muscles immediately
after and the days that followed. I have on one occasion felt an electrical
shock go down the spinal cord on a similar accident at Daytona when
I hit a car at a 90 degree angle at 98 mph. I have had the internal
part of my throat swell for 2 days after one impact also.
After this incident, there was no muscle soreness at all. I did not
have any soreness the following days either.
...like my head
was wrapped in bubble paper. When the fluid traveled in the shocks,
it felt like my head was in a cushion of air. I just didn't feel any
violent movement from the wreck...
Thanks for working on a restraint device for racers. You have saved
me a lot of pain from the wreck that I went through...
Robinson Motorsports, Melbourne, Florida USA (Click
I just wanted to
take a moment to thank the whole Isaac® team
on a great product.
While racing in Rock Springs Wyoming’s high bank 3/8ths I had
the hardest impact of my 20 year racing career...I remember looking
down at my hands thinking they really hurt, my ankles and feet hurt
and letting go of my bent steering wheel realizing that I was still
on the bottom of the track and still between turns 1 and 2. I went from
90+ mph to 0 mph in 10-15 feet. The greatest thing was my neck
was not sore at all even though the next morning I had a 3
inch-wide bruise from my belts.
for a great product !!
Queen Creek, Arizona USA
[Mr. Bruce's impact
was between 18 and 27Gs. Fatalities begin to occur in the 25 to 30G
I just wanted to
let you know how glad I am that I bought your product. Last weekend
at Lanier Speedway, a pretty high-banked, fast 3/8ths mile, I had a
guy spin right in front of me and I hit him right in the driver side
door doing about 50 mph. I came to a dead stop almost instantly. The
car was pretty much destroyed from the firewall forward. I bruised my
ribs on the seat and my knee on the steering column but my neck felt
fine. Two days later I have a little stiffness in the back of my neck
but no where near what I should have given the size of the hit. Fortunately,
the other guy wasn't hurt either (right before impact I thought I was
going to kill him). The force of the impact actually bent my seat.
I was always a little
suspicious of the Isaac® because it just kind
of flops around there when you are sitting in the paddock. A couple
of times I thought to myself, "Is this thing really going to work?"
Well, it did. It worked just as advertised and I am very grateful. I
will be an Isaac® user for life. If anyone
wants to know more just have them give me a call.
(Maj. USAF), Warner-Robins, Georgia, USA
I am thankful I
purchased the Isaac system when I did.... About two weeks ago while
racing at the Winter Vacation Nationals at Sebring, I put it to good
... Approaching turn 14, the car directly in front of me swerved to
the right and when he did, I saw another car dead in the track, directly
in front of me about 25' to 30'. I was doing in excess of 100MPH and
had no time to even brake. I hit the rear of his car smashing the front
of my car to the pedal box. The car behind me hit the back of me.
I wound up being
air lifted to Tampa General and when it was all said and done had a
fractured L-1 Vertebrae [just below the rib cage]. I have had no injury
or soreness in my neck through the whole episode. I am thankful for
the Isaac system and would highly recommend it to others.
My two stepsons
are starting to race and I purchased the helmet clips for their helmets
so they too could use the system.
Thanks again for
the Isaac Device.
Greater Homes, Altamonte
Springs, Florida, USA
Zack races two quarter
midget divisions, I like that the Isaac system can be easily moved from
one car to the other and Zack is very comfortable using it. He wrecked
at the Tangerine going end over end but the Isaac®
did what it was supposed to do – protect the head and neck of
the driver, thankfully Zack was not injured. When it’s your kid
you want the best and that’s what the Isaac®
father of 9 year-old Zack Donatti,
New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA
I just wanted to
let you know I am extremely happy with my Isaac®.
used it for the first time last weekend in Cal Clubs race at California
Speedway. It gave me great peace of mind, as well as great lateral support.
I'll recommend it to anyone considering a H&N device.
Aerospace, Los Angeles, California, USA
it up to the belts in my car and gave it a test...
movement was MUCH better than I had anticipated. I could easily see
the rearview and both sideview mirrors with no discernable loss of freedom.
I lunged my head
forward, which is really no real test at all, but it still provided
some comfort in knowing that I was doing SOMETHING about safety. You
could definitely feel that the shocks had a purpose.
Then it came time
to get the HELL out. Without having ANY practice, I reached up, released
the pins connecting my helmet to the shocks in less than 1/2 a second
and got out of the car. This could very well be the coolest feature
of the device (other than saving your noggin, of course). Once you've
performed the operation of releasing the pins, you're out. Free to go.
You can now wiggle your head around an enclosed car just like we're
all used to.
and a great design. I bought one on the spot.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (Click
from Mike after a season of use, after we asked customers for improvement
The product is good
as it stands, and is very easy to use. It's come to a point where I
don't recognize that it's there. Honestly, I feel that you have the
best product on the market...The glue that you provided is fantastic.
...the second time
it blew was a bit of a smoker, and the flagger seemed nervous about
the possibility of fire, so I was in full get-out-fast-with-the-extingisher-and-get-the-hood-open
No hang ups and I was out and ready to extinguish in a flash... I checked
the videotape, and from the time I stopped and hit the ignition switch
to the time I was out, including getting the extinguisher, and popping
the hood, the net, the steering wheel, the belts and the Isaac®
was under 17 seconds. If I wasn't busy getting the extinguisher and
I didn't do the hood—if I was in full-bail mode—I would
be out in under ten seconds easily.
So after nearly a season, the Isaac® has blended
into the background. I fail to notice it at all anymore....
I don't go out without it. Practice, testing whatever, it's just a habit
now. I have never had assistance in hooking it up, and in the begining,
I had to allow a little extra time, just in case, but now, it's a no-brainer.
It just pops together.
Of all the things I have on my race car, it is the one thing I never
worry about. The belts? Gotta retighten 'em and cinch 'em down occasionally.
The window net I'm always double checking...but the Isaac®, it just
sits there doing it's security blanket thing!
...there's no way I'd go HANS® over Isaac®,
no matter what the $ was.
- Jake Gulik,
Westport, Connecticut, USA
I did an update
on my experiences with Isaac a while back, but can't recall did I post
here or the email list? In any event, my summary after ~30 runs with
the device this year:
+ unobtrusive once it's on, more range of neck motion than with the
padded collar I used to use. It "clatters" a bit but you don't
notice at speed.
+ One size fits all + share-able, my wife uses it for DEs.
+ High quality materials/workmanship, appealing design premise.
- Not easy to put on quickly. I am used to it now, but rushing in the
pits at the Mosport enduro I began to fumble and wound up taking 30-40
seconds to fasten the right side. Really my fault; plan better.
- Still worry about corner worker/rescue team seeing it for the first
time if I am not awake to advise. This will go away with time. Plus
I should start handing out copies of the corner worker sheet at each
I admit to being the "early adopter." But so far I believe
it is a more elegant solution than HANS® in
terms of function and usability (I infer from the new belts coming out
that there is an issue with HANS® slipping
out from under the strap?) and I'd buy it again.
There is a related
thread going on right now with a real time (regrettably) Isaac®
I will be at Summit
Point for the Shattenbaum DE in Sept, and the Club race at SP in Oct
for anyone who wants to see it...
Hull, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
I have found that
not only does the device keep the head from moving back and forth during
unusual attitude movements (I haven't crashed, but have had a couple
of rough spins), the biggest positive is that I no longer use the neck
ring because the device holds my head up and relieves the stress on
my neck just from hard turns.
- Darth Vadar,
the cosmos (Click here)
I ran the Isaac®
device this weekend and let me tell all, I f_____ LOVED it.… I
could get into it by myself in a matter of seconds, out of it in the
same sub-second snap as before and I absolutely had no clue it was on….I
don't know how much my impact was or was not the type that it's designed
to help but fwiw, I had ZERO soreness this morning. Ironic, I was actually
thinking as the wall was coming up - "damn! glad I got this on!!!
.... crunch"…Super great stuff from the guys at Isaac®
(www.Isaacdirect.com) - too many thumbs up to print here.
Richman, Charlotte, North Carolina USA (Click
I got to test my
new Isaac® Head and Neck restraint system
(www.Isaacdirect.com) last weekend. I like it very much. I looked at
many devices currently on the market and decided on the Isaac®.
I liked the fact that you could release it post crash and it isn't worn.
When I first put it on, I felt a bit constrained as my head movement
was limited (I've never used a device like this before and wasn't used
to the movement limitations). But 1 lap into the session, I forgot it
was there - vision and head movement is fine. I found it offers some
lateral support and my neck muscles weren't as strained as they normally
were. Bonus. Hopefully I won't get a chance to really test it this year.
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (Click
from Bryan, after several months of use:]
Now that I've had
a chance to use the Isaac® in a few races/qualifying/practices,
I LOVE MY ISAAC®!!! The added feeling of security
is tremendous. Can you put a price on peace of mind? I wouldn't think
so, but the relatively small cost of the Isaac®
is WELL worth it's returns. By that notion, I'd call the Isaac®
a flat-out bargain.
The use of the Isaac®
has become second nature to me now. I still fumble
every now and again attaching the Isaac® to
my helmet, however ingress has improved as muscle memory has set in.
Egress remains fabulously simple - to release the Isaac®,
it requires as much as it takes to reach up to your ears. It just doesn't
get any better than that.
I have also adjusted
to the limited head movement. After use, I do not
feel it limits head movement that much. I liken it to the first time
putting on a helmet and trying to drive a car - it feels a bit cloogy
the first few laps/sessions. After a few stints with the helmet on,
don't even notice it's there. With each progressive use of the Isaac®,
becomes more familiar and less noticeable. However, there's still the
aforementioned peace of mind that is ever-present...
I wear my Isaac®
proudly and enjoy showing it to fellow racers. I'd like to
see more racers use SOME sort of head and neck device. Hopefully, when
they do decide to use a device, they will find the Isaac®
to be the product
With high regards,
Bryan Shugg (Click
Rental Customer, first time use]
Let's see, a little
weird in the paddock, as it definitely limits head
movement (pretty much what it is designed to do). First session I had
problem with the mirrors, but nothing too bad.
Qualifying, I never
noticed it. I adjusted the mirrors so I didn't have to
move my head as much to look at them...
I qualified 2nd
in the rain.
I finished first
in the race (S.L. was second, wearing his Isaac®).
Only problem I had
was getting in the car and adjusting where the device
mounts on the belts. There is nothing holding it in place, so I just
needed to move them back behind my shoulders. At one point, I tightened
but the roller was on my shoulder, which was uncomfortable. I moved
back, and all was fine....
Was very easy to
install and remove (both attaching to the helmet and the belt mountings).
I talked to someone with a Hutchens and a HANS®
this weekend. The HANS® driver commented on...difficulty
getting in and out. The Hutchens never interested me much, and seeing
a couple of them on, they don't look much better (probably something
good for the S&M/bondage crowd, though). I like how you don't wear
anything with the Isaac®. One less thing to
Overall, I am very
impressed. Without ever having worn anything other than
a horseshoe collar, it was surprisingly unobtrusive. I expected a little
more on-track issues, but there were none. I was cruising around, and
never thought of it, which means it doesn't affect my driving at all.
Sheppard, Dracut, Massachusetts, USA
Stinks!" sort of
It finally happened. We found a racer who does not like the Isaac®
system. She has no interest in posting her comments, but we felt compelled
to let racers know that not all feedback we receive is positive.
first tried a rental Isaac®, she felt it tended
to force her head forward to such a degree that it affected her driving.
This was very unusual, so we met her at the track and discovered that
her belts went back from her shoulder at a steep upward angle toward
the seat, making the Isaac® system appear
to be too long. This is not how belt manufacturers want their
Installing belts according to the manufacturers instructions will prevent
this. This happened with one other racer and was resolved with proper
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