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Old 11-16-2015, 11:04 AM
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It's been in the 40's at my track the past couple of weeks which is affecting my dexterity. I feel like i should be wearing snow boarding gear and gloves, but thick gloves make manipulating the controller awkward. Basically I'm looking for a way to keep my hands at a reasonable temperature without having to wear thick gloves. Any recommendations?
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:20 AM
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Have you looked at one of those things you put your transmitter and your hands in? Usually a nylon outer with a light polar fleece lining, you put your transmitter in it and then there a couple of holes for your hands. They have a clear patch in them so you can see your transmitter screen. I have seen a couple of guys use them down here on cold days.

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thick coats, if u keep your chest and arms warm enough the blood in your hands should stay warm.

If that doesnt work haul an electric blanket up the stand
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http://www.tkrgraphics.com/shop/tran...ansmitter-muff

In the UK but mitts are fully customisable
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http://www.tkrgraphics.com/shop/tran...ansmitter-muff

In the UK but mitts are fully customisable
I have one of these and they work very well in cold conditions. (Have raced in near freezing conditions before with it and my hands actually started to get hot after 10 minutes..)
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I went to a Big and Tall store and bought the largest beanie they had for $10... Put a safety pin right in the middle ( one hand goes in each side) and cut a tiny slit for the antenna to poke thru ( don't ask me why, wool wont affect the radio frequencies). I can fit both hands and transmitter in there with no issues. Only thing is, it is 100% wool so if there is a strong enough wind, it blows right in there killing any heat. I have on a couple of occasions, put the chemical heat packs in there. Hands got sweaty fast!
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Get a set of cheap winter gloves and cut the end of the fingers off. I do it for driving and when I am hunting. Works great and keeps you warm.
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Hand warmers with a thin pair of winter gloves worked pretty good for me. Hothands or whatever they are called, they also have those reusable hand warmers that are re-activated by boiling. Probably cheaper in the long run... but you can find the single use warmers for dirt cheap in the clearance section towards the end of winter/spring around here.
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Great info guys. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by Gavel View Post
thick coats, if u keep your chest and arms warm enough the blood in your hands should stay warm.

If that doesnt work haul an electric blanket up the stand
I agree with this if you keep your head arms and chest warm your hands should be ok, I would look at a heated jacket the tradies use, they are comfortable pretty cheap and brands like Milwaukee make and sell them, I'm pretty sure they run off a small rechargeable battery, maybe that's something you could look at if the cold is affecting your driving and throw on a pair of fingerless gloves too,
Good luck hope you find a solution
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What! ? They make heated electric jackets!
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I always take my Buff balaclava/neck scarf, stops the wind going down your back when standing on the rostrum and can also use it to cover my nose and mouth when pitting to stop breathing in the nitro fumes.
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What! ? They make heated electric jackets!
They sure do my wife got me one last year a camouflage one and it uses a cordless drill battery i love mine. I had never seen one until she got me that one for chirstmas .
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