A hugely important factor for Pride on the Line is the necessity to cater for athletes of all sports, at all levels of competition and of all financial capabilities. We want to ensure that as many athletes as possible are able to experience ice bath recovery in safe and purpose-built equipment regardless of the budget or the space that they have available
The Pride on the Line Recovery Baths are Australian made products, manufactured to ISO 9001, the world’s most widely recognised Quality Management System. This feature brings with it the knowledge that they are of the highest quality and every consideration has been made to ensure that the needs of the consumer have been met. The reassurance that comes with high quality is the knowledge that you have a product that will last for many years to come and as such a valuable asset to any team, club or individual athlete. This doesn’t bring with it hefty price-tags but rather the ability for everyone to have access to safe and affordable ice bath recovery products.
Ice Bath: The Compact Options
The Pride on the Line Recovery Bath Compact was designed for individuals or team environments alike, allowing for the ice bath recovery of up to three athletes at a time. The smaller of the two Recovery Baths, it also provides a convenient option where space is a consideration and is a nice option for taking off site to training or game day locations. With a 450 litre tub capacity and the allowance for up to 300kg of combined athlete weight, the Compact is as robust as it is practical.
Depending on your budget there are a number of options available in terms of how to cool the water. In either instance water needs to be added to a level that caters for the degree of immersion of the body that you require. The simple addition of ice to the water is one option to cool to a temperature of approximately 10-15 degrees Celsius. Obviously the more ice you add, the cooler the water will become and you need to maintain the temperature, by the addition of extra ice if required, for a period of 5 to 15 minutes. A simple pool thermometer which you can pick-up from a local store will certainly suffice to allow you to monitor the temperature which is very well regulated in the Pride on the Line Recovery Baths due to the double-walled composition of the units.
If you have the capacity, you can take a different approach to your ice bath recovery in order to obtain the same outcome. Should your budget allow, there are a number of convenient chilling units which are a perfect match for the Compact Recovery Bath. Depending on the requirements of your ice bath recovery in terms of whether there will be multiple users at any given time over an extended period of time, you may or may not have the necessity to add chemicals such as chlorine to your ice bath. Should there be no requirement for their use, the MiCool, which is the smallest compatible unit, will certainly do the trick. It plugs into the side of either the Pride on the Line Recovery Bath Compact or Duo Recovery Baths allowing for easy connectivity and ensuring that hosing is kept to one side.
Should you require a slightly altered setup where there is a requirement to maintain the cleanliness of the water for an extended period of time, the Compact Cool is a great option as it has the capacity to run chemicals through the system, providing swift, clean and convenient ice bath recovery.
Ice Bath: The Duo Options
Either of the above chilling options are appropriate for the Pride on the Line Recovery Bath Duo as each of the two Duo tubs have provisions for chiller unit attachment and the capacity of the tubs is consistent. The three-piece detachable nature of the Duo allows the additional benefit of being made smaller or larger depending on space provisions along with necessity. The versatility also allows it to be a convenient option to, just as with the Compact, take the bath to an offsite location where there may be limitations with space.
Another additional option offered with the Duo is the iCool Twin unit. Instead of attaching one chiller unit to each of the Duo tubs, this is a single unit setup which plugs into both tubs at the same time. In addition to this, there is the capacity for each tub to perform a different function in terms of heating or cooling so that you are able to cool both tubs at the same time OR you can heat one whilst cooling the other!
Not only then are there provisions for ice bath recovery but you are also provided with the option of contrast water therapy. In any other portable system you are required to physically walk to another location with cold and weary legs in order to utilise contrast water therapy, but the beauty of the Duo is that you don’t have to do that at all. You simply exit the cold water tub via the internal, non-slip step and take a single step across to the adjoining and adjacent warm tub. – simple! If you don’t have the capacity to obtain this setup you can simply apply the original water and ice combination and achieve ice bath therapy this way, maintaining the water temperature as you go.
We Create A Ice Bath Recovery Solution to Suit You
The point we’re reiterating here is that we can cater for all options just as we are able to cater for athletes of all shapes and sizes. We understand that everyone has a budget and that each club, team or individual athlete is bound by restrictions which is why Pride on the Line maintain that we will allow you to obtain a world class ice bath recovery solution regardless of your situation. This is quite simply because at the core of what we do is a genuine desire to help you be the best you can possibly be.