Originally Posted by Dino
Feel probably is more important, but why not have sight, touch, and sound available if you're skiing hard? (If you're just cruising with nobody around, then I'd admit tuning out does no harm.)
Well, because it's fun. That's what it's all about, right?
I don't think of it as tuning out at all. It's just another element brought into my focus. Usually it enhances my focus, when it gets in the way the mute button is a tap away on my chest. For the most part having tunes on helps my skiing. When it hinders, tap. I rarely have them really loud but they still have to hamper my awareness of what's behind me so when it's crowded, off they go.
Sure prudence must be observed in regards to the situation at hand. Sure having it on at all makes things a little bit riskier.
I guess I'm in it for the fun and willing to accept the risk...sometimes....when the risk isn't too high.
|The show Sports Science just showed a test demonstrating that aural cue reaction time was far faster than visual cue reaction time (using Jerry Rice as the test subject). Could be interesting to know whether feel or audio cue gives you a faster reaction time.
It would be interesting. I guess it's subjective and personal but I feel like by the time I hear soft conditions turn hard my feet have already started reacting.
I've been using an ipod for the last three out of nineteen years skiing so most of my experience is without.