For the booze smuggling crowd, this one looks like a slam dunk if it can get funded.
If interested in being a part of this project and possibly funding it, you can learn more HERE.
Fans and tailgaters are always trying to find ways to enhance the noise and enthusiasm they bring each and every game for their team. Cowbells are popular in the south along with those inflatable “thunder sticks” you see at baseball games all the time. Even mini-megaphones to make your voice louder are popular. But what if there was a way to enhance and make your two hands when clapping, even louder?
We were introduced to a new product called Fan Hands. Fan Hands are colored gloves that have plastic pieces on the palms and fingers to enhance your clap and make it louder. You don’t have to clap any harder to make them work. Just clap your hands together normally and the plastic pieces striking each other emit a louder sound than just skin on skin. Take a look.
The videos were shot in the student section at a Colgate soccer match and you can see and hear the Fan Hands enhanced the clap and made the student section louder.
We were sent a sample of Fan Hands gloves and tested them out for ourselves. (Disclaimer: We received a sample of Fan Hands. The fact this sample was provided to us free of charge in no way influenced our opinion of the product nor did it impact our ability to test and review the product fairly and objectively.)
The first concern was, would the plastic pieces on the palms and fingers hurt your hands on the inside when clapping? The answer to that was no. Our hands felt the same had we been clapping and applauding using just our hands skin on skin.
The second question was, would they really make a pair of clapping hands louder? The answer was yes. We tried clapping using them in different ways and found that even if you were not clapping that hard, the Fan Hands make the sound louder no matter how hard you clap your hands together. Even a “golf clap” was substantially louder than without the Fan hands.
After thoroughly testing the Fan Hands for ourselves, we are going to deem them “Tailgate Approved”. They are small enough to put in your pocket to carry into the game and are easily put on or taken off when you want them on on off. Priced at under $10, they are affordable too. They come in a variety of team colors including purple, orange, maroon, Kelly green, dark green, yellow, royal blue, navy blue, pink and black.
To learn more about Fan Hands or to buy some for you and your tailgating group, visit: FanHands.com.
Regulation beer pong tables are eight feet long, two feet wide and 27 1/2 inches off the ground. Those are the dimensions of beer pong tables used in the World Series of Beer Pong so those are the dimensions that have been adopted and accepted as regulation. Based on those dimensions, there are plenty of beer pong table manufacturers that make beer pong tables in those dimensions and some even fold up and are easily portable to take to a tailgate party, frat party, backyard BBQ or anywhere else you want to play beer pong.
Beer pong is great but what if you want to get your money’s worth out of your beer pong table and play more games on it, not just beer pong? Have no fear because we have this quick and easy guide to follow to maximize your use and enjoyment of your beer pong table. These six games are sure to liven up any tailgate party. (Why did we chose six? 6-Pack of beer… Duh!)
Object of the game – A relay race in which one team must finish all the beer in their cups before the other team finished theirs.
How to Play – Flip Cup involves drinking, hand-eye coordination, competitiveness and team play. Normally played with minimum teams of four but you can have larger teams if you place multiple beer pong tables end-to-end. Place plastic party cups with a pre-agreed upon volume of beer in each cup along the along side of the table in front of each competitor. To start the game, pick an end of the table to start. Those players start the game by picking up their cup, toasting the other player’s cup, touching their cup to the table again (down-up-down) and drinking all the contents in the cup. Once finished, the player places the cup on the side edge of the table on it’s base. Using their fingers, the players then must flip the cup over so that it lands with the open end face down on the table. Once the cup has been properly flipped, that signals that the next team member can start to drink their cup and proceed to flip it over once finished. The game continues until one team has consumed all the beer in their cups and successfully flipped all of their cups onto their open sides.
With the explosion of craft beers being distributed in cans, many tailgaters are finding a growing problem consuming those beers out in public. Many craft breweries and even Macro-Brews are available in 16 oz. pint cans. Covering up the standard 12 oz. cans was not an issue thanks to these nifty Can Covers but those beer sleeves only covered 12 oz. cans. What about the larger cans?
Thankfully we have solved that problem. Using 16 oz. energy drink cans or soda cans that come in a 16 oz. size, we are happy to be offering can covers for 16 oz. cans.
Craft beers are not the only adult beverages that come in 16 oz. pint cans. Beverages like Mike’s Hard Lemonade and many of the Hard Ciders come in 16 oz. cans as well. For those of you that tailgate in places where open containers of adult beverages are frowned upon, these can covers can save you from a lot of headache and hassles.
Of course, if you choose to utilize these beer can covers while tailgating or at the beach or even walking the dog in the neighborhood, please use caution. It is your responsibility to understand and know the locals laws within the areas you plan to use them. We also highly encourage you to not use these can covers while driving. Drinking and driving is a serious thing and we want everyone to understand that these can covers are not meant for that purpose. Please, DO NOT drink and drive.
Beer Can Covers (16 oz Pint) will cost you $4 per sleeve or if you buy larger quantities, the unit price per piece will drop. Buy 12 and the price per can cover drops below $3 per sleeve. To buy a 16 oz beer can cover, visit our online tailgating gear store or click HERE.
While tailgating, you know you are going to use something that has a zipper. Your jacket comes to mind or even that carrying bag for your tailgating gear. Unfortunately if that zipper breaks or the teeth no longer will stay together, you have throw the entire item out and get a new one. Along comes the FiznZip, which will repair broken zippers allowing you to get a few more seasons out of your tailgating gear.
FixnZip isn’t an average zipper repair kit. It’s a replacement zipper slider that you can install without tools or sewing. Simply remove the broken zipper and discard it. Place the FixnZip onto the teeth of the zipper, tighten it down and salvage any broken zipper, saving you tons of money.
The FixnZip comes in three different sizes; small medium and large and can repair any size zipper, metal or plastic. The FixnZip website has instructions on how to repair and salvage all kind of zippers including Open-End Zippers most commonly found on jackets, sleeping bags, etc., Closed-End Zippers commonly found on tents, pants, bags/luggage, etc. and Invisible/Watertight Zippers commonly found on wetsuits, athletic wear, etc.
Take a look at the video to see how easy it is to fix a broken zipper using the FixnZip.
You’re probably mentally inventorying your tailgating gear and noting which items have zippers that either are broken or need to be replaced. You also don’t know of the ones that need repair, what size you will need. Luckily, most zippers have a size number (1-10) embossed on the back of the slider. Once you know your zipper size, you can know if you will need a small, medium or large FixnZip.
Small: Sizes 1-4
Examples: pants, skirts, fine garments, cushions, clutch handbags
Medium: Sizes 5-7
Examples: jackets, sleeping bags, tents, purses, duffel bags
Large: Sizes 8-10
Examples: wetsuits, boat covers, canvas tents, heavy duty clothing, jeep windows
We had a chance test and review the FixnZip and it passed with flying colors. We had a zipper hoodie sweatshirt that the zipper was worn out and was not grabbing the teeth of the zipper anymore. We removed the old zipper and followed the direction on replacing it with the FixnZip. With minimal effort, the FixnZip was installed and immediately saved the sweatshirt for future tailgates to come.
After testing it and repairing our sweatshirt with little effort, the FixnZip is definitely “Tailgate Approved”
No matter your choice of size, the FixnZip will cost $9.99. It comes in the three previously mentioned sizes and two different colors; Nickel and Dark Nickel.
For more information or to purchase a FixnZip for your tailgating gear, visit: fixnzip.com
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