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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:09 pm 
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Try using the Corvette link, it talked and showed how to attach to helmet. Back in the day one company I worked with had a qute saying on equipment instruction envelope, when all else fails, read instructions.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:14 am 
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Regarding the ice blocks, I usually freeze chunks of ice in 1qt bricks. my wife is a willing participant in the endeavor and lets me use all her tupperware a few days before the race. I freeze a dozen or so and keep it in a "yeti style" cooler at the track and the ice blocks last all weekend even in 100 deg heat. Then again that's for a sprint race weekend where I just use 2 or 3 per 30 min race.

but they still do great on enduro stuff as well-- pop the top open during a fuel stop and toss a couple more bricks in, let the excess water splash around in the floor and it'll be gone after the first few turns. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:53 am 
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David,

I initially saw your post and pics and that is good...……..was just hoping someone had McGyvered something a little more elegant.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:15 am 
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I used the cool shirt with the normal pump inside of a 24 qt cooler with an off switch . Protect the pump inlet with a box, and simply dump in a block of ice or 2 at the stops. We also have a ball valve to dump the overflow on track , not in the pits.
FWIW square ish gallon jugs freeze best and if you think ahead you can bring 20 or so leaving the caps on. This way you can remove the dead ice and replace without overflowing . The ice melt speed inside the jug is almost ideal as you may have some still at 2 hrs.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:27 am 
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wait, these are supposed to go on your head?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:37 am 
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I'm a bit afraid to ask...……..but where would you put it? I ordered one so we will see how it works in a 130 degree F cockpit.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:57 am 
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Here's an update on what I am trying:
1) Velcro method first. if that fails go to 2
2) pocket method. Sew a jeans type back pocket on the head sock in the same location as the Velcro with the open part rearward. in the center just downward of the opening add a shap or button that will bisect the 2 hoses. this will prevent the cool a clava from sliding out of the pocket while putting on the helmet
3) same as 2 for those with a double layer head sock. Just sew through both layers of head sock in the same location as 2. then cult a slit in the outer layer of Nomex and slide the cool a clava inside the "pocket" Sew a Velcro strip just outside the pocket to prevent it from sliding out with tugs on the tubing. Thinking about it...…...I really like this alternative best so I may try this one first. It is less intrusive to the cool a clava overall.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:56 pm 
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I'd be wary of pressure points doing that.. I can't even stand a wrinkle in my balaclava, let alone all that mess up on my head!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:52 pm 
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Matt,

Yours is a VERY good point that I glossed over since I wear my helmet fairly loose...……..I can't deal with the cheekbone high pressure as it gives me a whopper headache. Because of your thoughts I think I'll back track to method 3 ie the pocket for use with a 2 layer sock. This also will be less sewing work for my bride.

This is why I bother to post these seemingly trivial items...….lotsa brains work better than 1.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:59 pm 
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It's rare that I am noted positively for my use of brain. usually I'm told just how stupid or wrong I am (my wife is too nice to do it, so I guess you guys are doing it for her!) HA!

but yeah, even a small wrinkle in balaclava will give me a headache in a sprint race- can't imagine what it would do after a 2hr enduro stint. maybe not as big of a deal for other people or in other places inside the helmet-- I have a minor pressure point on my forehead due to my egg-shaped noggin so... I can usually reach inside the eye port and pull the top down to remove any wrinkles, but I've also nearly blindfolded myself with 3 to go in grid trying to get comfortable!

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