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Skiing/Boarding with a Speaker in your backpack....

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I shared a lift with someone who had music playing from a speaker a couple of weeks ago. I was most surprised by the playlist. Not at all new or cool.

Faith by George Michael, Moving on up by M People, Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede (I’d heard the song before but had to ask a friend what it was), and finished off with the most banging track of them all… Pump up the Jam by Technotronic.

It’s the longest chair in the ski area!
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You're all just jealous, myself included, that you are not young enough to be such a knob without realising it. Very Happy
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So....does listening to music improve performance?

There are many personal views and weak evidence.

From the article below: There’s also the discovery that mice who were subjected to 10-hour recitals of Mozart’s K. 448 for 10 weeks were significantly better at navigating a complex maze than ones which had to listen to Beethoven’s Für Elise instead.

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200317-does-music-help-us-work-it-depends

And

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/psychology-workout-music/

And then there is the literature from driving, relating music (including different genre) to arousal states and thus to safety:

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0305735607079725

And then there are many opinion articles on whether it’s safe to listen to music whilst skiing, and whether it improves performance, but nothing evidence-based....
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Layne wrote:
Dr John wrote:
@Layne, lift stations and bars provide a useful service, and tend to be static.

Sure but the comment was "inflicting your choice of music on others is plain rude." - which suggests the playing of any music to anyone would be rude. I mean what does under do if he goes into a bar and then the bar keep suddenly decides to put some music on? Does he find a rude that they sometimes play music at the lift station? As anyone told him a bit the Folies Shocked Shocked

Laughing Laughing


Bars don't count - you choose to go to a bar and can be influenced by the music they play. In Austria, there have certainly been bars I couldn't tolerate because the music was appalling. SO I'd go somewhere else.
Not many lift stations play music IME but when you are at a lift station there is plenty of mechanical noise etc. You don't really have any expectation of peace.

I do feel broadcasting your music is rude and selfish. I feel that way about people doing it on trains and buses too. You are just imposing your taste on other people when you could easily listen via phones. I think the people who do it are choosing to do it BECAUSE it expands their presence. It is a way of "taking up more space". I think that is obnoxious and also rather pathetic. My observation is that people who do it tend to be "trying a bit too hard" in a number of other ways.
VERY uncool IMO
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The last guy who annoyed me with it (it is a male thing isn't it?) had some horrible speaker at the bottom of his rucsac. It sounded like the speaker was underwater in a fish bowl at the bottom of a mineshaft - sounded REALLY rubbish when he could have been sounding good on phones. So its not about enjoying the music. Its aural manspreading Very Happy
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@jedster,
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aural manspreading

That analogy is a thing of great beauty. Very Happy
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jedster wrote:
So its not about enjoying the music. Its aural manspreading


Mike drop. Nothing more to be said on the subject
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jedster wrote:
Layne wrote:
Dr John wrote:
@Layne, lift stations and bars provide a useful service, and tend to be static.

Sure but the comment was "inflicting your choice of music on others is plain rude." - which suggests the playing of any music to anyone would be rude. I mean what does under do if he goes into a bar and then the bar keep suddenly decides to put some music on? Does he find a rude that they sometimes play music at the lift station? As anyone told him a bit the Folies Shocked Shocked

Laughing Laughing


Bars don't count - you choose to go to a bar and can be influenced by the music they play. In Austria, there have certainly been bars I couldn't tolerate because the music was appalling. SO I'd go somewhere else.
Not many lift stations play music IME but when you are at a lift station there is plenty of mechanical noise etc. You don't really have any expectation of peace.

But some bars it's not contained - it blasts out as you ski past. Some cable cars have piped music. Many lifts are noisy. My point was really that having a hard rule about it doesn't make sense to me.

jedster wrote:
I do feel broadcasting your music is rude and selfish. I feel that way about people doing it on trains and buses too. You are just imposing your taste on other people when you could easily listen via phones. I think the people who do it are choosing to do it BECAUSE it expands their presence. It is a way of "taking up more space". I think that is obnoxious and also rather pathetic. My observation is that people who do it tend to be "trying a bit too hard" in a number of other ways.
VERY uncool IMO

Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion. My missus doesn't like it if I play music in the kitchen/car a lot of the time. So I have to turn it off because she is the boss. In the Summer I sometimes play stuff in the garden but I do get twitchy about annoying the neighbours. I do see both sides. Personally when skiing I don't feel the need or want it. And if it was happening a lot, all over the place, it could be annoying. As it is, it's more a novelty thing and so doesn't bother me.
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Ask 'em if they've any Mozart innit wink
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Don't hear them : too busy listening to Hacienda classics or Funk n Soul in my earbuds. I have bluetoothjacked someone with Ride of the Valkyries before now just to see if I could do it.
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This impressed me so much when I was in Norway a couple of weeks back I've signed up to Vimeo just to share here:

20230225_135053.mp4 from milzibkit
https://vimeo.com/805521652

I think the guy was skiing on his own. Just after this he casually hopped off the piste to ski down through the trees.


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When there's snow a plenty we'd choose our Snowpark based on what bangin tunes were a blastin.
Normally its would be along the lines of ::
    Arare Park : DnB
    La Chapelle Park : Skater Punk
    Smooth Park : Old Skool Reggae
    Happy Park : No music.


.........so we'd habitually spend most time at the latter 2.
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You could find yourself sharing a lift with this guy…


http://youtube.com/v/kbNqf12fbEI&feature=share
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@jedster, +1
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I don't mind it. I assume that anyone doing it is an idiot so I'd prefer to have fair warning that they're coming up behind me Laughing
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I had a few words with the English front bottom playing music loudly this morning. He agreed he had headphones but refused to use them. He very nearly had a ski wrapped around his face! Why do some people think they should disturb the peace of the mountains?
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Blue Swede was rebooted by being featured in Guardians of the Galaxy
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He very nearly had a ski wrapped around his face! Why do some people think they should disturb the peace of the mountains?


A gift basket of sweet irony has been dispatched to your location.
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Noise pollution is certainly becoming a problem in ski resorts. The Arpette restaurant in Les Arcs has been taken over by another company and now pollutes a significant part of a major cross roads of the resort.
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@johnE, noise pollution has become a problem EVERYWHERE.
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Had 2 lads playing their music loudly in the N’Bahn gondola and, worse, they were singing along. Was tempted to look for Doris Day or Mozart on streaming and play it equally loudly. Alas, there were others in the gondola.
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@Richard_Sideways, Puzzled
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Beat me to it, @Richard_Sideways, and so much more elegantly. Laughing
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ousekjarr wrote:
Cattle prod...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/AMONIDA-Handheld-Ergonomical-Livestock-Prodder/dp/B0BXCS7K62/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=2KURC59TE40FG&keywords=cattle+prod&qid=1678140008&sprefix=catt%2Caps%2C84&sr=8-3&tag=amz07b-21

Whether you target the speaker or the carrier is a personal choice wink


Do we know if EasyJet allow these in hand luggage? Little Angel
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@NoDosh, asking for a friend? Amazon do next day delivery across Europe wink
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I, I mean *my friend* is debating this or perhaps just taking a speaker of my, ahem, his own to play a little Hatebreed (Destroy Everything) or possible some Limp Bizkit (Break Stuff) while putting on my, sorry, his best war hobbit face. Mutually Assured Destruction at it's finest/worst* (delete as appropriate)
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I'm often tempted to play Rammstein tracks at full volume. My favourite band, ever - live. And I'm a veteran of 100's of gigs... All the bands from the (UK) punk era, plus (more recently) Green Day, Muse, Linkin Park & Marilyn Manson Very Happy .
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It’s not just skiing. Mind you I’ve only witnessed it skiing a few times in 19 years.
I was walking up to the Tete Blanche mountain hut one summer in Chamonix and someone on the path had a speaker banging music out.
Not sure what’s worse, that, or hearing a drone.
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