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Unread postAuthor: evilvet » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:56 pm

Sort of pneumatic related, but only just.

We are having an altitude acclimatization chamber installed at work (doesn't everyone ?) and the basic plumbing has been done.

Sort of makes you want a bigger cannon to hook up to it.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:38 pm

evilvet wrote:We are having an altitude acclimatization chamber installed at work


Thats very interesting. How far above sea level is your work? This is to get a person used to the thin air? I've never heard of these...
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Unread postAuthor: evilvet » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:04 pm

Our office is about 15m ASL :) , I do the IT contract support for a VERY large multinational food company, this is for the sports nutrition division. We have a fully fitted out gymnasium and sports science unit that is used to coach high performance athletes, Olympians, AFL / NRL etc.

In the gym we have built a sealed glass box, 4m x 4m and 3m high with some stationary bikes inside. This puppy is supposedly going to evacuate enough air to create a high altitude training environment without leaving the suburbs.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:37 pm

How does that work? Pressure differential between altitudes?
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Unread postAuthor: evilvet » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:56 pm

In the real world the O2 levels change with altitude and hence pressure, this system doesn't change the pressure, it changes the mix to simulate the effect. Supposedly over long periods of use it increases your red blood cell count and so makes you a more efficient athlete. When I said earlier it "evacuates enough air", I should have said it replaces enough room air with low O2 air.

This covers the idea pretty well
http://www.hypoxico.com/commercial.htm
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:13 pm

Too bad it is not portable. Looks about the right size for pumpkin chukin.
Are you planning a vortex cannon for golfballs?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:49 pm

evilvet wrote:In the real world the O2 levels change with altitude and hence pressure, this system doesn't change the pressure, it changes the mix to simulate the effect. Supposedly over long periods of use it increases your red blood cell count and so makes you a more efficient athlete. When I said earlier it "evacuates enough air", I should have said it replaces enough room air with low O2 air.

This covers the idea pretty well
http://www.hypoxico.com/commercial.htm

They reckon it may have taken over 10,000 years for the Himalayan people to adapt to their climate and end up how they are today. If only Allen's and Bergmann's rules didn't apply (short limbs, high mass), it would be interesting to see how athletically 'superior' on average they might be due to their increased oxygen carrying capacity.

They reckon high altitude may have had something to do with this cricket game too since the record for the highest total in an innings was smashed by a significant margin, twice in the same game. The theory being the air is less dense than at sea level, allowing the ball to be hit further. I guess gravity may also be slightly less but I doubt by much. No idea if there is actually any scientific backing for these claims, may have just been a fluke.
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Unread postAuthor: evilvet » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:46 am

They reckon high altitude may have had something to do with this cricket game


All other things being equal, an increase in altitude from sea level to the top of Mount Everest (8,850 metres) causes a weight decrease of about 0.28%
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_of_Earth

0.28% vs the influence of the South African bookies :) You choose which one
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Re: Will this do to charge my new cannon

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:52 am

evilvet wrote:Sort of makes you want a bigger cannon to hook up to it.


When we got that 8000 litre liquid nitrogen tank at work, same thought crosses my mind everytime I see it :)

edit: words on screen didn't match thoughts in head.
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Re: Will this do to charge my new cannon

Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:58 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:When we got that 8000 litre liquid nitrogen tank at work, same thought crosses my time everytime I see it :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_i1-UC5AWI

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:55 am

LOL!

Reminds me of this for some reason :D
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:01 am

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evilvet wrote:0.28% vs the influence of the South African bookies :) You choose which one

Perhaps just a fluke match then :wink:
Hmm, wonder if the acclimatization had anything to do with the performance of the players...
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