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brysdad 07-11-2018 08:18 PM

Altitude Question
 
My kid will be playing sports in Colorado this month. The coach was saying oxygen in a can is a must. Never heard of it before but he says you canít fly with it. Anyone know what this is or where to get it?

Sleepy 07-11-2018 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by brysdad (Post 13480300)
My kid will be playing sports in Colorado this month. The coach was saying oxygen in a can is a must. Never heard of it before but he says you can’t fly with it. Anyone know what this is or where to get it?

I played in a Triple Crown World Series in Steamboat Springs, CO when I was 14. We did some extra running at practice for the several weeks prior to going to the tournament, but I don’t remember ever being affected by the altitude to where it had an impact on my performance. This was baseball, so it might make a difference if you’re playing soccer or basketball which requires more running.

flywise 07-11-2018 08:40 PM

You might check a medical supply store
But, I don't see it being that big a deal

brysdad 07-11-2018 08:40 PM

Ya, it’s soccer. Lots of running.

Electrican 07-11-2018 08:42 PM

Not sure where your going but I seen the cans of oxygen in almost every store I went in last week there. Seen some people using them as well.

Texans42 07-11-2018 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by flywise (Post 13480342)
You might check a medical supply store
But, I don't see it being that big a deal

Iíve played many a football game at Falcon stadium. Itís a big deal.

brysdad 07-11-2018 08:46 PM

Just checked a calculator that says there is 20% less oxygen saturation in Steamboat Springs than central Texas. Gonna be tough to run in that when not acclimated. We’ll be driving from Denver to Steamboat.

Freight Mover 07-11-2018 08:50 PM

Iíve seen those things sold everywhere as well

Saw them in gas stations as we drove the state


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brokeno 07-11-2018 08:50 PM

Go up a few days early and he'll be fine

brysdad 07-11-2018 08:51 PM

[QUOTE=Freight Mover;13480372]Iíve seen those things sold everywhere as well

Saw them in gas stations as we drove the state


Good deal. I guess itís a common thing up there then.

Texans42 07-11-2018 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Freight Mover (Post 13480372)
Iíve seen those things sold everywhere as well

Saw them in gas stations as we drove the state


Good deal. I guess itís a common thing up there then.

Make sure he stays hydrated. Some good electrolyte mixís out to that will help.
We use to laugh at Hawaii, they would cramp up bad, thats even after them coming a week early.

brysdad 07-11-2018 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by brysdad (Post 13480377)

Make sure he stays hydrated. Some good electrolyte mixís out to that will help.
We use to laugh at Hawaii, they would cramp up bad, thats even after them coming a week early.

Any suggestions on this? Weíre the only out of state team in our bracket so weíre behind the 8 ball going in just due to altitude.

shark79 07-11-2018 10:01 PM

https://acli-mate.com/

This stuff works.

Burnadell 07-11-2018 10:26 PM

This is probably what he is talking about:

https://www.amazon.com/95-Pure-Oxyge...s=boost+oxygen


I bought a few cans to take to Angel Fire since we stay at ~8900 ft, and it is easy to get short of breath. Lots of flatlander skiers and hikers use these when they are not adjusted to the altitude. The jury is still out for me as to whether they work or not.

cfortner 07-11-2018 10:35 PM

Honestly, oxygen in a can sounds like something I'd tell someone when I was jacking with them.

My first thought was, is this like a Keystone tallboy? What do you shotgun it?

gigem95 07-11-2018 10:36 PM

Just spent a week in CO at 10,000+ feet and suffered from altitude sickness pretty much the whole week. They sell those cans pretty much everywhere. Gas stations, grocery stores, sporting goods stores.


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gigem95 07-11-2018 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Burnadell (Post 13480574)
This is probably what he is talking about:

https://www.amazon.com/95-Pure-Oxyge...s=boost+oxygen


I bought a few cans to take to Angel Fire since we stay at ~8900 ft, and it is easy to get short of breath. Lots of flatlander skiers and hikers use these when they are not adjusted to the altitude. The jury is still out for me as to whether they work or not.



Yep. Thatís it. I thought it was a joke too. Helped me a little. I would imagine it helps when youíre playing sports.


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Moose 07-11-2018 10:46 PM

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gigem95 07-11-2018 11:18 PM

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Exactly what came to my mind. [emoji23]


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skiguy327 07-11-2018 11:53 PM

Doubtful it will help much. Heís young and should acclimate quickly. Get there early if you can. Buy the canned air for you and the missus. I visited Colorado to ski fairly often over the years and while I noticed the altitude I never needed more than a day to acclimate. Fast forward to my late 40ís and a totally different experience. Sleeplessness, shortness of breath while sleeping. I was miserable the week we spent last time and leary about the next time I go. I may try that canned air...

I saw some of it at the Sun & Ski off Anderson Ln in Austin.

Best of luck to your team!


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gigem95 07-11-2018 11:58 PM

I visited Colorado to ski fairly often over the years and while I noticed the altitude I never needed more than a day to acclimate. Fast forward to my late 40ís and a totally different experience. Sleeplessness, shortness of breath while sleeping. I was miserable the week we spent last time and leary about the next time...


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Exact same deal for me. Depressing.



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cuttingedge 07-12-2018 06:03 AM

The younger you are the easier it is to deal with. I came up here hunting in my 20's and it was no big deal, I came back in my 30's and it was tough. I moved up here at 50 and it took me months to truly acclimate to it. Headaches, dehydration...

Make sure you all drink a lot of water. That was my biggest issue. Always have a good supply of water with you.

Texans42 07-12-2018 07:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Texans42 (Post 13480403)

Any suggestions on this? Weíre the only out of state team in our bracket so weíre behind the 8 ball going in just due to altitude.


Acli-mate
Nuun
Wilderness Athlete hydrate and recovery

WA tastes the best

mfarmer 07-12-2018 08:14 AM

Was in Colorado 2 weeks ago. In the mountains, the canned air is at all the local grocery stores, sporting goods, etc.

wytex 07-12-2018 08:19 AM

Hydration and lots of carbs for them.
The air is everywhere now, even in our hardware stores.

bklem 07-12-2018 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by gigem95 (Post 13480672)
I visited Colorado to ski fairly often over the years and while I noticed the altitude I never needed more than a day to acclimate. Fast forward to my late 40ís and a totally different experience. Sleeplessness, shortness of breath while sleeping. I was miserable the week we spent last time and leary about the next time...


Tapatalk


Exact same deal for me. Depressing.



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Glad itís not just me. Love the mountains but the mountains donít love me.

Stins 07-12-2018 09:10 AM

I did an Ironman at the age of 35 in Boulder Colorado and it didnt affect me. I dont think a young man in shape will have an issue. Actually the ball will "jump" off the bat due to the thinner air.

Rescue1 07-12-2018 09:12 AM

I thought this was funny a couple years ago when I took the pic, now I guess its sold everywhere.

Speaking of sold everywhere, another funny pic I took that trip. "Gas" station was completely out of gasoline, but had cars at every pump. They were all inside getting "grass".

Plenty of diesel thoughhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d62dcdac0a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2d8749c0b2.jpg

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glocker 07-12-2018 09:17 AM

When I was a kid going out to Colorado I'd often get altitude sickness, even ended up in the ER one time. I had a doctor prescribe Diamox which essentiall speed up your breathing a little bit allowing you to have more oxygen in your system preventing altitude sickness. Never got sick again. Affects your taste buds a little but it's better than the ER.

Texans42 07-12-2018 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Stins (Post 13481020)
I did an Ironman at the age of 35 in Boulder Colorado and it didnt affect me. I dont think a young man in shape will have an issue. Actually the ball will "jump" off the bat due to the thinner air.

Location is relative. Boulder isnít that high itís 5430í. If they are playing at USAFA, those fields are at 7250í.

WItoTX 07-12-2018 12:01 PM

Just get there early, drink plenty of water/electrolytes, and your kid will be just fine. For 90% of folks, altitude sickness is something they mentally psych themselves into, then low and behold they get it. They forget that they didn't drink any water, or eat, sleep, or get electrolytes in near the quantity they needed in the day or two prior to getting there, and probably ate like crap the entire time they were there.

I was around 10k' all last weekend, the entire weekend, with 60 lbs on my back going up and down the mountains. I didn't need oxygen, just water/gatorade and food.

bpa556 07-12-2018 03:47 PM

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. High altitude will rob his body of moisture at a much higher rate that he is used to.


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