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    Skiing with headphones

    Do you guys ski with headphones/earphones ever?


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    only when I'm really wasted, which is like all the time on the slopes.

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    No.

    And frankly I don't much appreciate people that do. Maybe if you ski at pretty empty places, but being able to hear your surroundings when you're on a busy hill is important situational awareness.

    And if someone insists on wearing headphones on the skin track on any day with fresh snow or non-consolidated snowpack, I'll insist on not touring with them.

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    I do rarely once my wife is done for the day. Rude to wear them when skiing with someone. And I don't if it's crowded.

    Most people on the hill can't buy a real turn skiing from the back seat, not to mention heel side morons, and are out of control so I'm skiing defense. Can't hear them scraping behind me if the ears are plugged with tunes.

    Hearing the snow condition is as important as feeling and seeing it.

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    Skiing with headphones

    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    No.

    And frankly I don't much appreciate people that do. Maybe if you ski at pretty empty places, but being able to hear your surroundings when you're on a busy hill is important situational awareness.

    And if someone insists on wearing headphones on the skin track on any day with fresh snow or non-consolidated snowpack, I'll insist on not touring with them.
    There are open headphones, and they allow you to hear your surroundings. Some of them are like having nothing on at all, in terms of what you can hear around you.


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    I prefer to clip by speaker on my pack and crank the most obnoxious NWA & Naughty by Nature tracks on hand.
    Kids need to hear my tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
    There are open headphones, and they allow you to hear your surroundings.


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    Fair -- or at least sort of allow you to hear. Better than closed phones, less than no phones.

    The large majority of people I've seen wearing headphones have buds in which block out most the sound.

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    I have headphones in my helmet ear flaps and I listen to music all the time while skiing
    I keep it low bc I don't want the distraction and want to hear what's going on around me but imo it's no worse than having some low background music on at your house while having a conversation or having radio on in your car

    of course there are always those that are clueless and ruin it for all....
    skid luxury

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    Beats by Dre bumping Motley Cru Kickstart my Heart at 11. Drunk.

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    No one on the hill skis faster than me, or better than me, or gets as rad as me. Therefore all obstacles are in front of me, and a lack of hearing never interfered with me being able to see in front of me.

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    I often ski alone and listen to headphones. On memorable runs, I can remember what song was playing and then whenever I hear that song it forever reminds me of that one awesome run.

    But I keep my music pretty low, and I wear ear buds that have control buttons on the wire so I can easily reach up and pause the music (or turn it down) if I can't hear someone speaking on the lift. It definitely annoys me if people I'm skiing with have their music cranked up so they can't hear me speaking.
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    Like californinagrown, If I'm wearing my helmet with the earphones built in, I'm straightline'n to the car. wind is louder than the tunes. I'm going faster than everyone else except Dertownskier

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    if any of you could catch up, you'd hear me singing.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Would you wear headphones during sex?

    (and no I don't want to know if mofro sings during coitus)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    if any of you could catch up, you'd hear me singing.
    ain't that the truth

    if you ever slow down you'd hear my Foreigner track
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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    No.

    And frankly I don't much appreciate people that do. Maybe if you ski at pretty empty places, but being able to hear your surroundings when you're on a busy hill is important situational awareness. .
    Wireless BT in-helmet headphones, welcome to the future buddy! You can pause or adjust volume in less than half a second on the fly without stopping or taking off your gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    ain't that the truth

    if you ever slow down you'd hear my Foreigner track
    "Dirty White Boy?"

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    Bummer is when you ski up to something, planning on schussing that tech chute, and someone is below you at lower entrance.
    "Are you dropping in?...Hey...Are you going...HELLO"
    Then the guy looks up, pulls out his earbud.
    "Sorry, what, oh no you go".
    But by then your skiing mojo is all tangled up with your pissed off by dumbfuks aggro. Grrr!
    I guess they are hunting for that one track...
    Just stay home & watch vids, if the music is such a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    "Dirty White Boy?"
    'feels like the first time'
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    'feels like the first time'
    I wanna know
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Slammin bananas and tossing peels like a BOSS
    Do you swallow them whole?
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    We have had this discussion multiple times on this forum.

    What is with all these recycled threads lately

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    Never wore a helmet until my son made it to the snow and I wanted to set a good example. Haven't taken it off since - great thermostat. Adopted the ear phones along with the helmet thingy as I ski alone a lot. Make turns during the week and need to be able to take, or at least return phone calls.

    Narrowed it down to in-ear wireless but, not complete isolation buds. Comfy.com makes an acoustical variety.

    Having said that, I've been the asshole (just once) that Trux described and felt bad, so I run around like BB describes.

    What do I like about listening to music? Hard charging is cool and all but, sometimes it's fun just to slip into a groove and milk it. Tech has made that more frequent fer sure.
    "knowledgeable in escapades of the flesh"

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