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post #31 of 42

Wow this trolling thing is fun. I think I've only worn headphones twice while skiing. Although my $.02 is that with a helmet and head cover on, especially when it is windy, I can't hear someone yelling anyhow so why does it matter if I have headphones in or not. Second of all having to yell that you are coming up on the <insert side> should be nothing more than pure courtesy, if it is indeed a safety issue that you have to yell then you are not skiing in control. While it's all well and good to not want to slow down on a traverse, if you can't give a person enough room that you can still pass should they veer to one side, you are not respecting their right as the down hill skier. I just don't really see a situation where within the skiers code that you should have to be able to hear. I know some deaf people that would probably take quite an exception to your idea that you have to hear to ski. 

post #32 of 42
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 I know some deaf people that would probably take quite an exception to your idea that you have to hear to ski. 



Do deaf people have to wear a special identifier to let others know that they are deaf?  I can only imagine in the context of one ski day how many problems/miscommunications/upsets that could cause.

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Do deaf people have to wear a special identifier to let others know that they are deaf?  I can only imagine in the context of one ski day how many problems/miscommunications/upsets that could cause.


No, they may choose to, but I doubt they would. They can vocalize enough to get the point across, but in my mind it's no different than driving, sure it may be safer to be able to hear someone blowing their horn, but in the grand scheme of things it's not really a big deal; deaf people can drive too without issue. Sure there is a ever so slightly elevated risk by skiing with tunes on, but I just find it funny how emphatic people seem to get about how they never do that and how unsafe it is. I'd be willing to bet not having well tuned skis is more of a safety risk than tunes. (Although on the lines of miscommunication I know of one deaf man in my area who uses it to get out of DUI/speeding tickets by playing up his lack of understanding with the cop, but I digress).

 

post #34 of 42

I consider my impaired voice to be a real detriment to safety and to the total ski experience on the mountain.  Tune in.

post #35 of 42


 

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.icon13.gif.. I find nothing 'pathetic' or 'self righteous' at all about not wanting to ski with earphones..

 

let's get real:

skiing n boarding are not passive activities: they demand your attention...and there are more than enough yahoos ever present on the hills (often with a few beers under their belts, thus diminishing their attention span even more) who have enough problems seeing others around them, let alone not being able to hear them, too....

 

add to this scenario more detrimental visual variables such as a closed-in run... or a twisty run ...or a narrow run...or when fog sets in...or when you hit flat light...or you're in a gladed area where your vision is even more limited (enough said)...now take away the ability to hear around you in such conditions and IMO trouble is brewing...I've seen more than one close call with earphones' wearers who had their music blaring loud.

 

that said, I think what one critical determinant is the volume factor:  I like one poster's suggestion that when he does wear headphones he has only one phone in his ear that  turned up moderately while the other plug is not turned on, enabling him to still be able listen to necessary ambient sounds around him and enjoy his music...sounds both reasonable and also responsible if you're going to go the earphones route.
 

 



the best thing about listening to music is it tones out ice and rocks hit for me. Lets me ski with out worrying about stuff my balance skills can deal with but causes me to freak out when i hear it.  It also stops me from over thinking things, thinking slows me down. My best runs are done when my brain is turned off.

 

I normally ski where noone is skiing anyways the only person I am endangering is myself.

 

to the Op La Roux does rock for skiing. I listen to alot of things.

 

The Major Lazer/La Roux mix is a sick remix album.

 

you may also like Matt and Kim,passion pit,, We Have band, little boots, One eskimo, and Brad Sucks

post #36 of 42

I ski with a Smith Holt helmet that has built in speakers.  I generally keep the music at a low level mostly for the lift ride but even then I like to keep it low enough to be able to talk to my buddies.  if I have my iPod on shuffle it could be just about anything from Marley to Megadeath to Dr. Dre to Aaron Copeland. 

post #37 of 42
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to the Op La Roux does rock for skiing. I listen to alot of things.

 

The Major Lazer/La Roux mix is a sick remix album.

 

you may also like Matt and Kim,passion pit,, We Have band, little boots, One eskimo, and Brad Sucks


I like La Roux, but she sings so high that after a while it gives me headaches so normally I only listen to one or two of her songs at a time.

 

post #38 of 42

Sometimes heavy stuff like Rage Against The Machine is called for.  I also listen to my hip-hop mixtapes (Weezy, Jeezy, 50, etc...) and pop (La Roux, GaGa, Ke$ha etc...) on occasion.

post #39 of 42

Always listen to Grateful Dead and always keep my head on a swivel (hockey player habit).  cool.gif

post #40 of 42

I agree with joeshoto except my head carries other tunes i.e. ZAPPA, Tom Waits, Zepher and Captain Beefheart (who passed away this winter) the list goes on.

 

Safety is also a big concern for me.  So I get  a tune going in my head and bring it to the feet.

 

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I hear tunes playing in my head the whole time I am out there.  Allman Bros, Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Muddy, Eric, Carlos, Bobbie, Mr S Wonder, Steve Winwood, Los Lobos, Dead, Cheryl Crow, black Sabbath, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

That fckin ella ella umbrella......if you like then you betta put a ring on it....oh make it stop

 

But nothing electronic. Toonmany wires and worries

 

But the wind in the trees man, some kids laugh, some jokers...oh yeah.   some guys story about his tumble or his kid or his life....priceless....Oh yeah..I know you...youski that line to the left on whatthefuc alot uh, cool you come in and out over there.....oh yeah I think I drove sideways most of the way up here.... catch you around bro, peace.



 

post #41 of 42

Well, besides skiing I also play the piano, and for every kind of music I play, I can remember it in my head and still recall it for many years later. I don't have an iPod, but for skiing, I listen to the music in my brain. Besides presenting a gorgeous feeling for me, plugging earphones in while skiing could be an issue. But lets not get off topic. I personally hate pop and other undesirable modern music, but most of the time, during skiing, in my brain I listen to Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich, because their style match the feeling (for me) for skiing. Especially for Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 and The Bells choral symphony, it really presented me a sensation of travel and distance, and that made me feel good while skiing.

 

korolevspace


Edited by korolevspace - 5/16/11 at 9:29pm
post #42 of 42

Wildcat,

 

camarillo brillo.  Frank deserves the reminder.

 

I saw him once in Chicago, he just sat down on a stool and played for what seemed like an hour.  Whawa, acoustic, mellow jam... the best. I was maybe 17.  True greatness.

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