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Poll Results: Skiing with tunes: does it enhance, detract from, or have no effect on the overall quality of one's skiing experience ("enjoyment")?

 
  • 48% (55)
    Enhances enjoyment
  • 35% (40)
    Detracts from enjoyment
  • 2% (3)
    No effect on enjoyment
  • 14% (16)
    Undecided
114 Total Votes  
post #121 of 124
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Originally Posted by Tominator View Post
 

I'm a part-time professional musician.

I love music: When I listen to music, I LISTEN to music. I listen actively; I don't do background music.

I love skiing: When I ski, I want to experience the sights and sounds of skiing; for me, it's part of the kinetic experience.

But that's just me. I don't have a problem with other people listening to music while doing other things, as long as they remain aware of their surroundings.

There you go. When you ski focus on skiing--the sights, the sounds, the smells (marijuana every time you pass a clump of trees). When you listen to music listen. The hip term is mindfulness but I've been thinking that way for a long time. Same reason i don't take a lot of pictures.

post #122 of 124
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Originally Posted by cbtbakkes View Post
 
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Originally Posted by pdiddy View Post

If you going to ski with tunes, just turn it down so you can hear around you, or someone yelling, "to your left".  If you head phones are blasting and you turn in front of someone,,,,, well they may get the blame, but you ddi it to yourself.... 
If they can't hear you because of their tunes then they should get the blame!
Maybe they'd get the hint if you throw a little shoulder into them when they do that?!


This has been exhaustively hashed out in multiple threads in the less than 4 years I've been on epic, and lots before that (e.g., http://www.epicski.com/t/123048/time-for-the-code-of-conduct-to-be-updated). 

 

Hit them from behind, tunes or no tunes, and you're at fault.  I took @pdiddy's point to be that good defensive skiing includes being aware of your surroundings, including what's behind you.  Doesn't matter if you're in the right, if you're the one in the sled.

 

Or were you being sarcastic and I missed it?

post #123 of 124

On your left..............when is the last time you heard that? 

post #124 of 124
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Originally Posted by slider View Post
 

On your left..............when is the last time you heard that? 

The last time I said it the person turned left. I didn't hit them. Clicking poles or just yelling somerthing side-neutral works better--and of course you still have to miss them no matter what you do.

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