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 Post subject: Cool-a-clava thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:43 am 
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https://coolshirt.com/product/cool-a-clava/

Does anyone have any hands on experience with this for endurance racing? Does it work...…...seem like a great idea for anyone in a hot closed racer for > 2hours. Thanks, Jay

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:36 pm 
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Licking an ice cream cone will give you the same "ice cream headache" :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:07 pm 
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depends if you plumb it in series first or second. Really looking for actual experience here.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:24 pm 
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Sorry Jay, all I know, is that when I flip the switch for my UltraCooler shirt, it feels like I jumped into Lake Tahoe.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:24 am 
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I agree.....….its cold initially. But if you run 2+ hour stints like I do now ...............the cool shirt is DONE somewhere around 1 hour in. My thought is to run the shirt and the head cooler in series with the shirt first, that way I don't get a brain freeze as you have aptly described.

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I was going to mention a friend of mine bought one and absolutely loved it..
then I saw that link to Corvette forum.. that's Brad's response there (Capt Budda)..

another option is simply fresh air blower into the helmet. requires a helmet with an air input on it, but fresh air stays the same temp the whole time and is better than pumping hot water over your noggin.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:22 pm 
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If you use the variable speed controller for the pump, and use have the large cooler and use block ice, not cubes, it will last 2+ hours.

The variable speed keeps the "holy shiite" cold down.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:44 pm 
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Scott,

Good input but some years ago I built a pwm variable speed controller for mine in my SM...……..and then never used it since "full blast" was always "just right". Damned engineers!

The solid block idea is good but somewhat inconvenient for enduros...……...especially 24's.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:45 pm 
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How and where to attach it to your helmet may require some experimentation...………..I think I'll give it a try. J

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