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Old 06-06-2011, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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SI E-Brake, Autocross/Road Course, and you....

This isn't what you might think it is. I am not asking about utilizing the emergency brake during an autocross run... What I am actually asking about is how many of you noticed the tip of the handle/button of the emergency brake jabbing into your leg/knee during your events. With my seat in the proper position for my body size the tip of the handle and button of the e brake jabs directly into the lateral side of my knee joint and leaves a decent bruise. I am contemplating cutting up a neoprene drink can insulation thing and sewing it back together to slide over the handle possibly. Any one else know what i'm talking about/experience it? What have you done to combat the problem?

Here is a pic of my knee after 20 runs from the weekend.



And yeah... I am a hairy SOB.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know some wear volleyball kneepads for that reason on older European cars. Actually I would love to toughen my knees and shins. We do it all the time in TaeKwon-Do. aka Bloodsport style
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know exactly what you are talking about. Wait until you move to hoosiers, it will go from red to blue/purple pretty quick. I got a race seat :P, otherwise I just put up with it.
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being 6'4" its on the side of my thigh and doesnt jab into my leg
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Yeah I noticed this too, but I started wearing my Empire paintball pants.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Cut a hole in a tennis ball and slip it on the tip of the ebrake handle...

thank me later.

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Cut a hole in a tennis ball and slip it on the tip of the ebrake handle...

thank me later.

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Genius my friend. Thank you.
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