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Old 03-26-2013, 04:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The only downside is I don't get to hear all the people yelling "wow your amazing" and all the girls screaming how gorgeous I am and how they want to rip my clothes off. I'm sure I've missed mulitiple sponsorships because I couldn't hear the rep on the lift offering me 6 figure contracts.

But hey, I'm just there to ride.
Now THAT was funny, Casual!

I asked about the music because the other day a beginner skier just nailed me from behind. I don't listen to music while riding because I want to hear everyone around me. But the skier came out of nowhere and plowed into me. I did hear her at the very last second, which allowed me to prepare for the impact. Fortunately, I was fine. But I wondered that if I had music on I might not have heard her at that last second.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The only downside is I don't get to hear all the people yelling "wow your amazing" and all the girls screaming how gorgeous I am and how they want to rip my clothes off. I'm sure I've missed mulitiple sponsorships because I couldn't hear the rep on the lift offering me 6 figure contracts.

But hey, I'm just there to ride.
Maybe that's my problem too!!! Oh wait, I don't listen to music while riding!

OP, I've been riding for 21 years and never with music. I just feel like it'd be another thing to distract me. I love the purity of boarding. Also I tend to board in trees a lot with friends, and we're calling out to each other to keep tabs, report on conditions, etc.

I don't think it's a safety hazard to groomer cruise with some tunes on, but it's not for me.

For what it's worth, I love music and listen to it almost all the time, as well as try to play it on occasion! lol The hill is one place I don't bring it.
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Tried it once and don't like it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Music is almost always on at one level or another.

I have the Smith bluetooth enabled audio kit though, so to turn on and off is the push of a very large button on the side of my helmet. Works every time I push it.

The only time I won't have it on is if I'm in thick long tree runs with, or without for that matter, others or back in the gated/expert terrain areas.

Things like hearing running water can make a difference.
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I've usually got buds on and at lower volume while riding: low enough that I can hear and have a conversation. I tend to ride to the rhythm and find it helps on the steeps and the moguls: no shopping for turns
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Music is almost always on at one level or another.


Now I know he won't hear me sneak up behind him and try to steal his wife!!!!!
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HAHA--- I actually laughed out loud when I saw this!

Hilarious!









Not your post, the fact you think my wife would even talk to you.
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I'm also a climber and have often listened to music while bouldering because it helps me feel the flow, gets me amped to pull down hard, and can sometimes distract me when I'm a bit nervous on high ball problems. But I don't listen to music when I'm route climbing because the risks of making a mistake while 1,000 feet up are so much higher.

I can see how listening to music with earbuds at low volume could improve my boarding by getting me in a groove. But as a new boarder I try to be really aware of everything gone on around me. I think music might impair that ability.

When I get better at boarding and feel more comfortable perhaps I'll put on some Iron Maiden, Pantera, or Opeth.
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Not your post, the fact you think my wife would even talk to you.
Who said anything about talking?!?

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HAHA--- I actually laughed out loud when I saw this!

Hilarious!









Not your post, the fact you think my wife would even talk to you.

He didn't say TALK... he said STEAL...

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