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#1 Chris Hickman

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

Aaron from Honigs, who is a friend and seller of my locker room, sent me some Rite Temp Endurance Pads to test drive. I have read about them and I have had several MiLB guys tell me they are great.
I had a game in Palm Springs last night. At game time it was 105 degrees. Now it is usually dry heat but not that night. It was very humid. Now preparing for my game I took my 2 pads and placed them in my refrigerator for 2 hours. Rite Temp says they are ready in 45 minutes but I left them in longer. I packed the pads into a small cooler bag filled with bags of ice. 15 minutes before game time I put on my first pad. It fit very comfortably under my Riddell Power. I felt instantly "cooled" when putting it on. As for the game, it was hot...damn hot. THE PAD WORKS!!! I was sweating like a pig but the pads cooled me down. The first pad lasted about 5 innings. My Majestic shirt was equipped with a side zipper so removing the pad was very easy. As for the second pad....I didn't use it. I went the last 3.5 innings without it...and I felt great. A friend told me that the AFL umpires wore the Cooling vest on the bases and after the 6th inning they took it off. The after effects of removing the vest where pleasing. The umpires felt refreshed the rest of the game. I did as well. I think I will try the second pad on my next hot, sweaty game. They pads are worth the money. I would recommend them. They can be purchased at Honigs Whistle Stop. When you think officials gear...think Honigs! ( I just made that up...) If you want to see me sweating like a pig in my game last night click on the link below:

m.youtube.com/watch?v=WF3tbgQ6r0w

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

I received mine today.

My question to you is: you said it lasted 5 innings. How do you know? Do you feel a difference?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

At least for me, as the charge goes out, the pad goes from being firm to being soft. When the charge goes totaly out on mine I start to notice it slipping a bit. That is why I want to put a velcro on it to hold it to my CP a little beter.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:40 PM

Slo said it best. It slips a little when the charge wears off.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:17 PM

:17 :beerbang

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:38 PM

Another indicator is that you start to feel your body temp starting to go up.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:52 PM

Ump-Attire, an advertiser on here also sells the pads.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:05 PM

Ump-Attire, an advertiser on here also sells the pads.


That's we're I got mine

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:06 AM

video doesn't come up.......and .... 27% humidity is HUMID ? LOL

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:27 AM

video doesn't come up.......and .... 27% humidity is HUMID ? LOL


When it's 105 it is.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:27 AM

video doesn't come up.......and .... 27% humidity is HUMID ? LOL


Well Chris said it was 105 so a 27% humidity is a dew point of about 65*. Thats certainly noticeable for most people and if you were used to less than that it certainly would be. (and I agree its a normal summer level in the midwest and MI where you are and probably low for the gulf coast etc. I am not trying to turn this into a can-you-top-this thread)

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:29 AM

to both Rich and noumpere, ....

great points! my bad! 105 w/ 29% ... that's sticky

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:34 AM

This ain't much but I would another video...



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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:48 PM

oh man. 0:17 is right.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:38 PM

I finally got to give my endurance pads a spin and let me say I am a believer! Chris' description fits mine well except I only got about an hour on one pad though mine were at room temp when I put them in my cooler. I'll try the fridge next time. I am also pretty warm blooded and I noticed the last warm game I worked I had a ton of heat radiating from under my CP.

Switching pads mid game was no hassle at all and looking at the used one, I could've gotten a little more out of it.

Between that, hydrating well beforehand and drinking a coconut water when I got to the field, I held up well through out the game.

The temp when I got back into my car at 7:45 was 89 with a humidity of 63%, making the heat index about 99. I forgot to check at game time what it was.

The only issue is the pad slipping when it loses its charge. I'll have to mess with Velcro to find something to keep them in place.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:46 AM

I noticed the pads seem to last longer when charged in the freezer vs the refrigerator

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:40 AM

I noticed the pads seem to last longer when charged in the freezer vs the refrigerator


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Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:15 PM

Could it be that they are colder when they are in the freezer and it takes them longer to get to the temp where they discharge?

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:51 PM

Probably not. The freezing point is the freezing point. Just like the boiling point is boiling point. But, I don't know that for sure.

For example, water will never get hotter than 212 degrees F or 100 degrees C under "normal" conditions.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:02 PM

That's during the "transition phase" or whatever its called - its been a long time since HS chemistry. Now once they are frozen thay can get colder. So those from the freezer are at about 0*F and those in the fridge are about 40*F




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