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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by G8torsRUL, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Skink

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    Emissivity, pretty much THE primary factor in radiant heat transfer, is highest for the color black. They call it “black body radiation” for a reason.
     
  2. FearNoSpear

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    Physics explains why dark clothes are better than white in summer

    The heat our body produces is also being reflected back onto us, therefore keeping us warmer. The reason this occurs is because lighter-colored objects absorb less photons.

     
  3. nawlinsgator

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    Understood. I was comenting on the underarmor guy saying white colors reflect heat back into your body. That’s insane.
     
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  4. g8wayg8r

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    So wearing black rather than white while playing football on a hot sunny day in September day makes no difference.

    Guess that explains why there are so many black cars in Florida. Black doesn't get as hot.
     
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  5. thale410

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    Not enough to matter if you've got the right gear. In today's measured/data driven world, UF (and all southern schools) would be whites at home if it made a difference.
     
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  6. FearNoSpear

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    Did you read my response? I attached a link explaining it for you. Physics explains why dark clothes are better than white in summer

    Here's another one in regards to cycling jerseys
    MDS - The Website of Matt D. Smith

    "White clothing reflects sunlight, but also reflects internal heat back towards your body, so the net effect under identical conditions is less cooling than if you wore black." Interesting stuff.
     
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  7. FusionGator

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    I am fairly new to the long sleeves while fishing and cutting grass. I came by the change hard. But when your dermatologist continues to cut skin cancers off of you like he's carving a sculpture, your perspective changes.

    So I began wearing those shirts. It turns out that I Love them and wish I would've started wearing them a long time ago. I am cooler because the sun isn't scorching bare skin and because they breathe really well.
     
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  8. malscott

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    Probably a tad early to get too concerned about tweets and associated rumors, particularly around any uni developments, BUT...if it would help us win...I don't care if we use unicorn uni's (occasionally substituting in the standard orange and blue :eek:o_O:rolleyes:)

    I'll hold my official opinion until the truth is released. Now don't be opening up a whole can a whoop ass...;)

    Go Gators:D
     
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  9. Skink

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    “Storing” heat isn’t the factor in play - that’s a function of the specific heat, or heat capacity of the material. This is about absorbing heat. For the same material, black surfaces absorb more radiant heat than any other color.
     
  10. FearNoSpear

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    Yes. Storing was a terrible choice of words. Black surfaces definitely absorb more heat but transfer less heat to the wearer and can actually draw heat from the wearer. This explains it more intelligently than I can.
    Physics explains why dark clothes are better than white in summer
     
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  11. recongator

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    Good night we are starving for football
     
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  12. FusionGator

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    I'm famished!
     
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  15. ElimiGator

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    Accentuates our brand quite well. Better than white.
    If we wear this at home, it will be a night game.
     
  16. ElimiGator

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    Yes, this is true. It becomes hot black plastic like the hot green plastic turf fields! There are fabrics, by aluminized threads, that are cool in the sun and warm during the night. Maybe there’s a breakthrough in fabric tech? Uniforms are nylon/polyester which have an emissivity of .85 but how much of a uniform is touching the skin vs shoulder pads anyway? They’re baking in a foam latent plastic shell anyway! This is a good question for a MEB211 Heats lecture!
     
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  17. crescent_beach

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    I’d expect the whole black uniform thing from programs that rely on gimmicks to get motivated. You know, the F$Us, Miamis, Louisvilles, Arizona States, etc of the CFB world.

    I consider UF a CFB Blue Blood. I’d hope we would have some f-ing pride in our tradition. Great programs don’t need silly gimmicks to get motivated. I’m skeptical any supposed super-recruit will base his decision on college attendance on something like black uniforms. If that’s really a deal breaker, then I don’t want them in this program anyway.

    I’m sure I’ll be shouted down as an out-of-touch geezer... yet I’m younger than prolly 80% of this board.

    It’s going to be awfully embarrassing struggling against Vandy in these.
     
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  18. co_gator89

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    Always been opposed to uniform gimmicks like this, but if they really insist, please do it for an opponent like Towson or UT-Martin and not a game that matters. Would really bum me out if I got to the Auburn game in October only to see our guys running out of the tunnel wearing one of Georgia's colors.
     
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  19. steve6137

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    On the brink of a 4 page uniform thread.
    I’d like to applaud everyone involved,
     
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  20. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Uniform gimmicks is how Oregon got its start.
     
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