ARAI SK-6: The Ultimate Adult Karting Helmet
Being the dominant helmet on the F1 grid, winning an IRL Championship, and protecting the heads of NASCAR heroes like Gordon, Burton, and Montoya has put Arai on the receiving end of an abundance of world-class racing helmet input. The SK-6 gets the benefits of all this input. Designed by Arai specifically for karting, the SK-6 adds a ton of features and advancements to the already-impressive list of its predecessor. You won’t believe the comfort, lightness, and feeling of confidence the SK-6 gives you, thanks to its incredibly strong, proprietary cLc (Complex Laminate Construction) shell. Its strength allowed Arai to give the SK-6 an extremely soft EPS liner for better comfort and impact energy management. If you’re serious about taking your karting to the next level, choose the helmet that’s already there.
Snell K2015 certified.
- Positive shield lock mechanism provides Solid latching, while allowing normal operation of the shield. Designed to be an integral component of the shield system and function, not just an add-on afterthought. The simplicity of the function masks the complexity of the design. A feature taken directly from the new GP-6PED
NEW SHIELD PIVOT HARDWARE
- New shield pivot hardware improves aerodynamics. Type "6" 3mm shield.
- Wider eye port for increased peripheral field of view.
- Larger intake vent toggles for easier operation. Large rear vents for improved ventilation. Features taken directly from the new GP-6PED.
- New "Removable/Replaceable" cheek pad design allows for custom fitting with optional thicknesses (15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm). Cheek pad covers are also removable to allow for easier and more thorough cleaning.
- Newly sculpted chin bar and ridge along lower edge of shell to improve structural integrity. Provides a stronger shell near the opening where it is needed as well as lowers the Center of Gravity. Rise in shell above the shoulders for added clearance.
An effective helmet is one that fits properly. Have an assistant use a measuring tape, or a piece of string to measure the circumference of your head starting at a point approximately one inch above the eyebrows in front, around a point in the back of the head that results in the largest possible measurement, and finally wrapping back to the front. It is a good idea to take several measurements to make sure you have the largest one.