The Best Plate Carrier and Weighted Plates for The Tactical Games and the Crossfit Games (includes video)

The Best Plate Carrier and Weighted Plates for The Tactical Games and the Crossfit Games (includes video)
The Tactical Games are all the rage right now for military, law enforcement, and Constitutionally-minded citizens. Combining physical fitness, marksmanship, and gear selection/setup (not to mention a healthy dose of freedom), it is easy to see why. The Tactical Games has specific rules governing the weight of plate carriers used by every athlete, but it is difficult to get your weighted plates tuned just right to stay within regulations using the weighted or armor plate options on the market today. Generally speaking, they will put you way over the required weight because they haven't been designed as part of a holistic system with you and The Tactical Games in mind. The closer you get to the specified weight, the more of a competitive advantage you create for yourself by carrying as little excess weight as possible.
IcePlate EXO (ICE) is the ultimate plate carrier for The Tactical Games
Above Photo: @brass_n_bullets by @reconro
Weighted Plate Carrier: IcePlate EXO (ICE)

About twenty years ago, two Stanford Biologists found that powerful cooling applied to the body during and after a workout, can beat the performance-enhancing effects of anabolic steroids.[1] Since cooling is a natural bodily process, no drugs are required. All you are doing is supercharging the body's natural thermoregulatory mechanisms to improve metabolic capacity.

Combine IcePlate EXO (ICE) and IcePlate Curves for the best Tactical Games and Crossfit Games competition plate carrier
Above Photo: @brass_n_bullets by@youngbuckdave
Weighted Plate Carrier: IcePlate EXO (ICE)

IcePlate Curve delivers similar levels of powerful cooling (approximately 140 watts with front and back frozen IcePlate Curves) in a thin, efficient package that is the same size and shape as a Medium ESAPI armor plate

Using the recipes below, you can build your own set of IcePlate Curves that, when used with our IcePlate EXO (ICE) Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier, are the exact regulation weight for The Tactical Games and/or The Crossfit Games. Here is the best part: they will also deliver powerful cooling, similar to the levels discovered by those Stanford Biologists, since a huge part of the recipe is water! To help Tactical Games and Crossfit Games customers accomplish this, we created the IcePlate EXO (ICE) Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier Training Package.

***DO NOT DRINK FROM IcePlate AFTER FOLLOWING STEPS BELOW***

IcePlate EXO (ICE) is the best plate carrier for The Tactical Games and The Crossfit Games
Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) setup for The Tactical Games with IcePlate Curves.
Photo: @brass_n_bullets
Weighted Plate Carrier: IcePlate EXO (ICE)

 Custom weighted plates with cooling for The Tactical Games and The Crossfit Games, Memorial Day Murph

Tactical Games Weighted Cooling Plate Recipe

12 POUND CONFIGURATION
Directions:

  1. Add 2280 BBs (0.7 cups in a liquid measuring cup) to IcePlate Curve
  2. Add epoxy to BBs inside IcePlate Curve. Even out distribution of BBs in epoxy along the front face of IcePlate Curve, laying IcePlate Curve flat on the front face (the side that says "IcePlate"). This will position the ice to face your body for maximum conductive cooling effect while also ensuring the BBs are silent. Place this assembly in a safe place and let it set/cure/dry per the instruction on the epoxy you used.
  3. Add 5.5 cups water (44 oz) to IcePlate Curve
  4. Replace Freezer Cap, place in freezer for 6-8 hours
  • Cooling Power: 61.6 watts per IcePlate Curve
  • Finished weight of one IcePlate Curve: 5.45 pounds
  • Total Weight: two weighted IcePlate Curves + IcePlate EXO (ICE) = 2*5.45 + 1.20 = 12.1 pounds
    • If using a MOLLE Cummerbund, add an extra 260 BBs (0.1 cups in a liquid measuring cup) since the EXO weighs 0.2 pounds less with the MOLLE Cummerbund vs the Elastic Cummerbund
The best weighted plate for the Tactical Games and Crossfit is IcePlate Curve
Above Photo: @brass_n_bullets by @reconro
Weighted Plate Carrier: IcePlate EXO (ICE)

15 POUND CONFIGURATION
Directions:

  1. Add 4566 BBs (1.4 cups in a liquid measuring cup) to IcePlate Curve
  2. Add epoxy to BBs inside IcePlate Curve. Even out distribution of BBs in epoxy along the front face of IcePlate Curve, laying IcePlate Curve flat on the front face (the side that says "IcePlate"). This will position the ice to face your body for maximum conductive cooling effect while also ensuring the BBs are silent. Place this assembly in a safe place and let it set/cure/dry per the instruction on the epoxy you used.
  3. Add 5 cups water (40 oz) to IcePlate Curve
  4. Replace Freezer Cap, place in freezer for 6-8 hours
  • Cooling Power: 56 watts per IcePlate Curve
  • Finished weight of one IcePlate Curve: 6.95 lbs
  • Total Weight: two weighted IcePlate Curves + IcePlate EXO (ICE) = 2*6.95 + 1.20 = 15.1 pounds
    • If using a MOLLE Cummerbund, add an extra 260 BBs (0.1 cups in a liquid measuring cup) since IcePlate EXO (ICE) weighs 0.2 pounds less with the MOLLE Cummerbund vs the Elastic Cummerbund 

Regulation Weighted Plates: Crossfit, Memorial Day Murph

20 POUND CONFIGURATION
Directions:

  1. Add 8600 BBs (2.6 cups in a liquid measuring cup) to IcePlate Curve.
  2. Add epoxy to BBs inside IcePlate Curve. Even out distribution of BBs in epoxy along the front face of IcePlate Curve, laying IcePlate Curve flat on the front face (the side that says "IcePlate"). This will position the ice to face your body for maximum conductive cooling effect while also ensuring the BBs are silent. Place this assembly in a safe place and let it set/cure/dry per the instruction on the epoxy you used.
  3. Add 3.9 cups of water (31.2 oz) to IcePlate Curve.
  4. Replace Freezer Cap, place in freezer for 4-6 hours.
  • Cooling Power: 43.68 watts per IcePlate Curve, 87.36 watts total
  • Finished weight of one IcePlate Curve is 9.443 pounds.
  • Total Weight: two weighted IcePlate Curves + IcePlate EXO (ICE) = 2*9.443 + 1.20 = 20.086 pounds
    • If using a MOLLE Cummerbund, add an extra 260 BBs (0.1 cups in a liquid measuring cup) since IcePlate EXO (ICE) weighs 0.2 pounds less with the MOLLE Cummerbund

IMPORTANT NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS

IcePlate EXO (ICE), IceVents Aero and IcePlate Curve combine to make the ultimate competition plate carrier for The Tactical Games and The Crossfit Games
Above Photo: @brass_n_bullets by @youngbuckdave
Weighted Plate Carrier: IcePlate EXO (ICE)
That is it! You are now ready to take the podium and dominate with your Tactical Games plate carrier that is right at the regulation weight!
[1] Stanford University https://news.stanford.edu/2017/12/27/cooling-glove-helps-athletes-patients/

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