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post #91 of 109
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
I can not imagine how somebody talking on the phone near me, even on the same chair as me would bother me. I really don't get it.
I don't get it either. If the SkiBorg want to talk into their Bluetooth all day, I'm fine with that. However, that doesn't stop me from thinking that they're enslaved-by-technology toolboxes.
post #92 of 109
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
Actually they do have the right to basically do anything they please that isn't against the law....last time I checked cell phones are against the law.
Basically, unless the Constitution or some law prohibits it, citizens (and states) can do whatever they please.

Like when someone insists on being obnoxious in a conversation (on a cell phone or otherwise) in a gondola, it's their right. However, I can fart on demand and will (as is my right). Sometimes I apologize, usually not. Did I mention that I drink beer and eat chili on ski trips?
post #93 of 109
over the past few years there seems to be this overall feeling of "I paid for my ticket, now I can do whatever I please" type of prevailing attitude.

the thing that people forget is that they are surrounded by others who have also paid for a ticket.

the sense of communal courtesy seems to have gone by the wayside in the era of message boards, emails, cell phones and other formes of increasingly separated/detached communication.

used to be that folks met at the local watering hole or wrote detailed snail mail letters to one another rather than "LOL" commentary.



the phone seems to be a necessary evil. and i'm guilty of committing some of the heinous crimes against which I speak (I once took a conference call when at Vail...i had put in for vacation and then the company i worked for had a last minute meeting they said I needed to attend...turned out they gave me a promotion...naturally my cell phone died just as they announced the promotion, so i didn't hear about it until i returned to the office a week later).

at any rate, i think as long as folks use descretion and are courteous, then it's cool.

remember just because you've paid for someting doesn't give you the right to completely ruin the experience for others who have paid as well.
post #94 of 109
Well I have a phone and use it on occasion. NOT while skiing. That's 1 reason I ski,right. But nothing looks as stupid as someone standing in the middle of the parking lot, store or where have you talking on a phone. WAKE-UP! Can't you talk and walk at the same time?
post #95 of 109
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Originally Posted by bjohansson View Post
However, I can fart on demand and will (as is my right). Sometimes I apologize, usually not. Did I mention that I drink beer and eat chili on ski trips?

Wanna have fart contest in a gondola car with me go ahead....you'll regret it but fire it up if you got game
post #96 of 109
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
the thing that people forget is that they are surrounded by others who have also paid for a ticket.

I never forget that and I am always courteous....on the other hand I don't give a rat's rear end what you do on life chair or a slope as long it doens't endanger me. I don't have a right to silence nor do I have a right to expect you engage me in a conversation and neither do you. If you don't like someone talking on cell on a lift chair then don't get on the lift and you won't have to deal with it.
post #97 of 109
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
If you don't like someone talking on cell on a lift chair then don't get on the lift and you won't have to deal with it.
Whenever I'm on a chair with a stranger, I like to talk about one of my many "end of mankind" doomsday scenarios. Like magnetic reversals or mirror-matter collisions or hyper-intelligent armed cats on horseback.
post #98 of 109
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Whenever I'm on a chair with a stranger, I like to talk about one of my many "end of mankind" doomsday scenarios. Like magnetic reversals or mirror-matter collisions or hyper-intelligent armed cats on horseback.
Oh, those are fun. Did you hear the ones about invading alien cannibal centaurs?
post #99 of 109
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Whenever I'm on a chair with a stranger, I like to talk about one of my many "end of mankind" doomsday scenarios. Like magnetic reversals or mirror-matter collisions or hyper-intelligent armed cats on horseback.
I stick to less offensive topics - politics and global warming.
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post #101 of 109
Look, nothing has anything to do with your choice to be a parent or not. It's just that you're stretching things a bit if you think you know what your life would be like if you were. It strikes a nerve for any parent, I'd say. Anyway, how did we get to this? I like having my phone with me when I go skiing, OK? I don't like people telling me to "take some initiative in life, " or whatever. I think that's a pretty weird thing to say to someone on a ski forum.
post #102 of 109
Two words..Common sense. It really is amazing how uncommon it is.
post #103 of 109
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Whenever I'm on a chair with a stranger, I like to talk about one of my many "end of mankind" doomsday scenarios. Like magnetic reversals or mirror-matter collisions or hyper-intelligent armed cats on horseback.

I prefer to start hacking and sneezing and then just say, "I haven't felt the same since I visited that chicken farm in vietnam"
post #104 of 109
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Originally Posted by roastpuff View Post
Did you hear the ones about invading alien cannibal centaurs?
Did I hear it?! Where do you think that one came from?
post #105 of 109
Jer was abducted by aliens as a boy. He doesn't remember them probing and experimenting on his young body...........
post #106 of 109
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Whenever I'm on a chair with a stranger, I like to talk about one of my many "end of mankind" doomsday scenarios. Like magnetic reversals or mirror-matter collisions or hyper-intelligent armed cats on horseback.
And that's when I'd hope I had put my cell phone in my pocket, dig it out, and start calling. Anyone. I'd call my mother in law just to make sure the call lasted through the lift ride & the doomsday scenarios. :
post #107 of 109
uhhh Jer,
You don't by chance also share all of the mechanical failures of lifts similar to the one you and the polite courteous stranger are currently riding on & cite the fatality count of each disastrous incident of those failures ? In detail ?
post #108 of 109

I recently bought a Five Forty helmet with built in speakers and an audio wire that connects to an MP3 player. While I do not think I will use it for music, I would like to make it compatible with a cell phone. I am trying to locate a blue tooth/ audio kit that is compatible with Five Forty helmets and cannot locate anything. Any suggestions? Thanks.

post #109 of 109

I have the Giro G10 helmet with the Giro TuneUps Bluetooth link. The audio output from the phone is wired, not bluetooth, so the sound is good and doesn't drain the battery. The bluetooth connection is only for voice input while on the phone. The mic and volume control clip onto your collar.


For the record, I use this setup to listen to music, and occasionally for brief phone calls to other family on the mountain. I am courteous to other people on the chair: apologize, talk briefly and quietly. Frankly, my kids usually text instead of calling, so I need to fish out the phone and take off my glove to respond, and when there is an incoming call it always seems to be when I'm charging down the hill instead of sitting in the chair. What I'd really like is an app that would send calls to voice mail if my downhill speed is greater than some threshold.

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