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post #31 of 57
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Originally Posted by bklyn View Post
Personally, I love to listen to the thwak sounds of a dead horse being beaten while skiing.
tracy for president?
post #32 of 57
Think folks who like to ski with music are same folks who also are plugged in to an iPod, or CD on their car system, or some audio source, every friggin millisecond, 24/7/365. See a lot of that around where I live. Figure if their sounds are removed they may go all postal on us. :
post #33 of 57
It may be a dead horse, but it did generate a spot-on post, courtesy of "crank" (um ... wait, didn't I learn from Joe Friday that crank is a "street" term for heroin? Uh oh, am I agreeing with a heroin addict?)

Music while skiing is an

ethical issue - only insofar as it is a ...
safety issue - which I suppose it is, though not much of one, and smaller than various sorts of semi-accepted idiocy one sees too often, but it is little bit of an
etiquette issue, to the extent you're listening on the chair and either ignoring your friends or not bothering to have any, as well as a moderate
technical issue, though that's your problem so far as I'm concerned; to me it's a lot more of an
aesthetic issue.
post #34 of 57
I ski with music most of the time, however, I prefer not to. I prefer to ski with friends and talk with them. And while I have friends, not all of them ski, and the ones who do ski are lame and never want to go. Therefore most of my midweek nightly skiing is done solo.

I ski with music because it occupies my time on the chairlift. I don't bother turning it off when I ski cause its a pain in the *** to do so. The music also gets me pumped up.

If someone talks to me on the chairlift I can always hear them and engage in conversation. I'm not one of those people that's always "tuned in" 24/7 and just has to have my music. It just makes skiing solo more enjoyable. I never listen to music while skiing with somebody.

Lastly, who cares if people do/don't listen to music while skiing? To each his own as long as I'm not negatively impacted. If you're skiing with a friend that ignores you so he can listen to music then that friend is a lame.
post #35 of 57
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Originally Posted by sjjohnston View Post
(um ... wait, didn't I learn from Joe Friday that crank is a "street" term for heroin?
Survey says XXX, Joe must be on crack!

Crank and herion are not even closely related, they have the opposite effects on the metabolism, and no I've never done either of them, but I have watched the effects on people, on too many occasions. :

As for the music while skiing thing, I feel sorry for them, as they miss out on my scintillating conversation on the lift.
post #36 of 57
Since i look like this.



No one wants to ski with me.
I am forced to ski alone and find it calming to listen to my Ipod.
post #37 of 57
bah, i didn't fight the nazis in '45 so you punk kids could wear your plaid jumpsuits and listen to that loud rap music on your ridiculous twin tip skis!
post #38 of 57
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Originally Posted by epl View Post
bah, i didn't fight the nazis in '45 so you punk kids could wear your plaid jumpsuits and listen to that loud rap music on your ridiculous twin tip skis!
Though i am 48 and ski twin tips i must say to above statement

Yes you did
post #39 of 57
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Originally Posted by bennerlur View Post
There seems to be a pretty big controversy about whether listening to music through either an audio equipped helmet or ear buds is #1: ethical #2 safe.
Just where is this "big controversy"..? ::
post #40 of 57
Since 50% of the time I ski by myself, I think this will be my first year listening to music, but I want to listen at a volume where I can still be social while on the lift.
post #41 of 57
I usually don't post on the ipod threads (thereby missing thousands and thousands of chances yearly to pad my post count). But, any thread that both VA and Brklyn post in is worth posting if only for entertainment value. :

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Originally Posted by crank View Post
I love music.
I love skiing.
...
I love music
I love skiing
I love skiing in bumps

tada.....I love skiing in the bumps with music.

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Originally Posted by sjjohnston View Post
It may be a dead horse, but it did generate a spot-on post, courtesy of "crank" (um ... wait, didn't I learn from Joe Friday that crank is a "street" term for heroin? Uh oh, am I agreeing with a heroin addict?)
...
for the benefit of all you non-hillbillies, crank is methedrine. You know, the reason we now have to go the pharmacy to get a simple sinus pill.

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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
...As for the music while skiing thing, I feel sorry for them, as they miss out on my scintillating conversation on the lift.
should I ever be so blessed as to ski with the legendary Volant Addict, I'd manage my addiction at the mute just for the company.

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Originally Posted by davev View Post
Just where is this "big controversy"..? ::
right here, and no place else.
post #42 of 57
I'll throw on some music in the park if its empty... outside the park though you gotta keep the music off just for safety... especially if your skiing with people or at a crowded mountain.

I dont listen to music on the lift (unless i'm alone on the lift) because otherwise i dont get to meet the cool people with awesome accents from different countries!
post #43 of 57
For years I was very against it. Then I put skull candy in my helmet and now I love it. I can hear the ambient noise well enough to have a conversation, and hear the snowboarders behind me (not true for me with ear buds) and I really really enjoy the tunes. I don't use it when patrolling or teaching or skiing in the backcountry. Its really an individual decision.
post #44 of 57

Music

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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post
I've heard great skiteachers working for the ski school of Hermann Maier say that you ski better while listening to music because you stop concentrating on your skiing and just .. ski

I have found this to be true. Sometimes forgetting the technique, drills, PSIA etc. etc. and freeing the mind with music is a great way to just ski.

And quite frankly I find it quite funny that Jer calls me a gaper for doing so. Maybe the best laugh I've had today.
post #45 of 57
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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post
I've heard great skiteachers working for the ski school of Hermann Maier say that you ski better while listening to music because you stop concentrating on your skiing and just .. ski
Ja. You will attack the couse while we blast Wagner from the lift. I love the smell of Swix wax in the morning. "Smells like... Teen Spirit"
post #46 of 57
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
I have found this to be true. Sometimes forgetting the technique, drills, PSIA etc. etc. and freeing the mind with music is a great way to just ski.

And quite frankly I find it quite funny that Jer calls me a gaper for doing so. Maybe the best laugh I've had today.
Believe it or else, some people don't need to use music to "just ski". IMO, blasting music doesn't get rid of the voices, it just drowns them out. If you have to get rid of all the noise by blasting even more noise, maybe you should try meditation or something.

As Yoda would say - "If a gaper you wish to see, look into a mirror you must."
post #47 of 57
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Originally Posted by crank View Post
Ja. You will attack the couse while we blast Wagner from the lift. I love the smell of Swix wax in the morning. "Smells like... Teen Spirit"
I LOL'ed
post #48 of 57
iPersonally don't listen to music, but iPods are cool, so iJust put the earbuds in my ears (never cover my ears) so everyone can see that I am cool and have an iPod!!! My iPod broke tho... so now its just the cool white earbuds with the cord running into my jacket, no iPod tho - cuz it broke. Then whenever someone talks to me on the iLift iPretend not to here them at first, then take off one of the earbuds and comment that "iHad to turn down my bumpin' Hansen techno remix!"



Honestly, listening to music whilst on a crowded run certainly adds at least a little bit of danger, I think we would all agree with that. But it can really add a nice soundtrack to a run, just as it can to studying or programming. Optimally it doesn't distract from the activity. It compliments it. Ultimately for me the question is not whether skiing is so boring that I need to also listen to music; it's whether I can listen to music without detracting from the skiing. I personally feel I can. That said there is the safety issue, so unless the slope is really sparsely populated then it's no music for me.

At Snowbird last year I listened to my MP3 player whilst skiing runs on Mineral Basin, there was practically NO ONE there, and riding the lifts up would have just been boring without some tunes. Also tunes can be nice for a laid back run on a easy blue if I'm charging up for a harder run. Otherwise on the lift I'll almost always try to strike up a conversation instead of listening to music. (Unless the other people on the lift are having a really annoying conversation, such as elucidating the reasons why they feel sorry for people who have to work and aren't disgustingly rich, actually heard this in St.Moritz).
post #49 of 57
7/10, checking with the Russian judge now.

post #50 of 57
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Originally Posted by Hvatum View Post
iPersonally don't listen to music, but iPods are cool, so iJust put the earbuds in my ears (never cover my ears) so everyone can see that I am cool and have an iPod!!! My iPod broke tho... so now its just the cool white earbuds with the cord running into my jacket, no iPod tho - cuz it broke. Then whenever someone talks to me on the iLift iPretend not to here them at first, then take off one of the earbuds and comment that "iHad to turn down my bumpin' Hansen techno remix!"
nice, tho' it seems a little iGaperish.

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Originally Posted by Hvatum View Post
...Ultimately for me the question is not whether skiing is so boring that I need to also listen to music; it's whether I can listen to music without detracting from the skiing...
says it all
post #51 of 57
Yep, here we go again with this old topic. I will reiterate that I love to ski with tunes. AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley and more. I don't get into the whole zen be one with the mountain at a resort, cause I can see lots of people, lift towers, lifts, buildings and a parking lot full of cars. That is not nature, so I don't worry about disrupting it. In the backcountry it is a different story...I never bring tunes out there, and just listen to the birds and the snow falling.
post #52 of 57
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Originally Posted by Knute View Post
I don't get into the whole zen be one with the mountain at a resort, cause I can see lots of people, lift towers, lifts, buildings and a parking lot full of cars. That is not nature, so I don't worry about disrupting it. In the backcountry it is a different story...I never bring tunes out there, and just listen to the birds and the snow falling.
Can't say I feel exactly the same but that's a good point...I know what you mean. I've done some side country stuff and am making the jump to some BC this year. I doubt I'll have any desire to turn on the tunes out there.
post #53 of 57
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Originally Posted by bennerlur View Post
There seems to be a pretty big controversy about whether listening to music through either an audio equipped helmet or ear buds is #1: ethical #2 safe.
I've with and without my iPod and loved every minute of it.

Plucking one earbud out if there are others on the lift is an easy way to have conversation.
post #54 of 57
I just bought a helmet with sound built in Looking forward to trying it out.. I've always thought that music was the only part missing when I was skiing, and often sung a song myself, when going faster than the speed of sound - others shouldn't be bothered with my terrible voice
post #55 of 57
Nothing like ac/dc, Back in Black, Hell's Bell's, or Are you Ready.or Nazareth Hair of the dog, to get ya going in the morning...It help warm my muscles going up the lift. This year it will be kid rock..SO HOT going through my brain..I do only use on earbud, so I can hear around me..
post #56 of 57
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Believe it or else, some people don't need to use music to "just ski". (snip) If you have to get rid of all the noise by blasting even more noise, maybe you should try meditation or something.
"If you have to get rid of all the noise by blasting even more noise". This is a very well known technique of masking unwanted noise. When I worked in certain labs were information couldn't leave, they'd always have some sort of "noise" to mask out conversations and such. It's a proven/effective technique used by industry and government, I don't get your post apparently trying to minimize this.

Some people may need music to be able to "just ski". So what if you're able to "just ski" with out music ( and by meditation, LOL, sorry, but LOL. ) Contrary to what your post suggests, you're not superior because you can "just ski" without music. Music enhances our lives at other times ( i.e. driving, while working under the right circumstances ), I don't understand why people are so against it while skiing ( I'm not talking about safety issues where the person is playing it so loud they can't hear things around them ) to the point of suggesting meditation instead. I'm sorry, but I do meditate ( not while skiing ), but doing so while skiing would be MUCH more of a distraction than listening to music. I can't imagine meditating while skiing, that makes absolutely no sense.
post #57 of 57

this is the biggest non-issue topic ever.

if you like your music when you ski then listen.

if your the downhill skier and you want to listen you have the right of way so you dont worry about it. is it against the rules to ski if you're legally def? no way so dont worry about it.

if your with friends who might enjoy a chat on the lift then turn the tunes off.

if your skiing by yourself and dont feel like talking to everyone on the lift with you then keep em on.

people should do just what they enjoy most.

my advice as long as you can stay under control is to ski fast enough with your head on a pivot to where its unlikely someone is going to sneak up behind you and take you out.
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