When buying belts, make sure they are SFI-certified. After all, you’re betting your life on them. The Corbeau belts were labeled as meeting 16.1 spec. They were also punched as being manufactured in December of 2010. The date is important since belts degrade over time and become weaker. In fact, many sanctioning bodies require that the belts be fairly new, and in some cases no older than two years. You can find out more about harness belt safety at SFI’s website (www.sfifoundation.com) under their articles section.