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Title: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: outsider716 on February 28, 2012, 06:50:00 PM
I love music and I love skating...I see a lot of people with headphones in while they're skating. I've considered doing it myself, but I wonder if it'll throw me off, not being fully aware of my surroundings, not hearing the sounds that my board, wheels, trucks make, etc...

Do you guys listen to music while you skate? Is not being able to hear a big deal? Do you listen go full power or keep the volume down so you just sort of have "background music"?
What's up?


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: susej on February 29, 2012, 06:02:28 AM
All the real skaters do it now dude.

Maybe you're just too old to understand.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: ttching on February 29, 2012, 08:16:42 AM
The sweet sound of urethane on concrete is the only music I need while I'm skating.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: dtotherob on February 29, 2012, 08:17:21 PM
boombox>headphones


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: C H U C K on March 01, 2012, 06:36:20 AM
There's nothing like doing a steezed out switch tre down a 10 set while bumping Lil Wayne.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: outsider716 on March 01, 2012, 07:26:42 AM
There's nothing like doing a steezed out switch tre down a 10 set while bumping Lil Wayne.

Well, that's not going to happen...No room for Lil' Wayne on my playlist (and I suck skating switch.)


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Matt Swedenburg on March 01, 2012, 07:30:52 AM
It's Honestly about half and half, If im skating to get somewhere or skating without any friends around i will jam some tunes. If im with people or trying something new i will turn it off. ALso i usualy blast it all the way up. Some metal and rock n roll baby!! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D :D :D ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Salamander on March 01, 2012, 01:52:34 PM
Nothing irritates me more than kids wearing headphones while skating in a skatepark. Well, maybe scooters and BMXers......but I have plenty of buddy's that listen to music while skating. You'll be standing right fucking next to them talking to them, by the time you finish saying what you have to say they pull out 1 head phone and say "What?"
And even more of a problem is when you're hauling ass to do a trick and there's some dumbass standing in front of the obstacle oblivious to you coming full speed at him or yelling for him to move because he cannot hear what's going on.

Call me old if you will........Good ol' fashion radio with ipod plug is the best way to go, then everybody is rockin to the same tune.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: bailgun on March 01, 2012, 02:12:09 PM
if you wear headphones while skateboarding by yourself cruising or whatever, that's cool.

if you wear headphones in a session, you are a stupid asshole with no respect for anyone else, and i fucking hate you.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: outsider716 on March 01, 2012, 06:44:51 PM
 Wow...A lot of anger in here. Well, I guess I'll start off by saying that I try to be the most considerate person when I go skating. I'm not a self absorbed douche who gets in the way and snakes everyone. I skate, move out of the way, and wait my turn...I don't think that having some music playing is going to put me into a trance where I turn into a zombie and just stand around by the ledge and ignore people while they scream for me to get out of the way. I'm a good dude, you know?

And I'm not talking about when I'm with my friends...I go by myself sometimes (to the skatepark) and when there's nobody there that I know, I don't have to worry about people talking to me (I'm talking about low traffic times, when there's not really any other skaters there; when there are other skaters there, we always end up talking one way or another.)

I was just wondering if/how it had any effect on your skating...That's all. I went to the indoor park with my friend tonight and I twisted/landed on/jacked up my knee. Ouch.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: susej on March 02, 2012, 05:41:27 AM
By "anger" do you mean "youth"?


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Salamander on March 02, 2012, 10:51:56 AM
Wow...A lot of anger in here. Well, I guess I'll start off by saying that I try to be the most considerate person when I go skating. I'm not a self absorbed douche who gets in the way and snakes everyone. I skate, move out of the way, and wait my turn...I don't think that having some music playing is going to put me into a trance where I turn into a zombie and just stand around by the ledge and ignore people while they scream for me to get out of the way. I'm a good dude, you know?

And I'm not talking about when I'm with my friends...I go by myself sometimes (to the skatepark) and when there's nobody there that I know, I don't have to worry about people talking to me (I'm talking about low traffic times, when there's not really any other skaters there; when there are other skaters there, we always end up talking one way or another.)

I was just wondering if/how it had any effect on your skating...That's all. I went to the indoor park with my friend tonight and I twisted/landed on/jacked up my knee. Ouch.

Not really trying to project anger here but more express my frusteration out of personal experiences I have had at skateparks. I guess if you only have the volume up half way or at least so you can hear your surroundings it's ok. But I cannot count how many times (most of the time kids) cannot hear a word and when you get their attention to tell them something they look at you like you are in the wrong for saying anything if they don't ignore you completely.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: sherxami on March 02, 2012, 12:18:51 PM
I think you cant skate with music on high volume;music takes off you concentration. Every skater shoild be fully concentrated on the trick. Besides, you need to hear surroundings.
I skate with music but when its background. I can skate with music on high volume when I skate my board in the city and flat is good or I bomb hills.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: dtotherob on March 02, 2012, 04:06:07 PM
solo cruise>park/friends

all the kids know that.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: joepiped on March 02, 2012, 05:10:21 PM
There's nothing like doing a steezed out switch tre down a 10 set while bumping Lil Wayne.

It's not Lil Wayne, it's Little Wang.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: m477 on March 06, 2012, 12:17:40 PM
I've tried it but I don't like it.  The sound of skating gets me way more amped than any song, plus I like to talk to my friends and be social.  I do like to listen with headphones snowboarding sometimes, especially if its howling winds.  But if its a nice day, I love the sound of whipping through powder on a nice serene day in the trees.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: C H U C K on March 06, 2012, 12:32:51 PM
Earphones are cool but I wish I could skate with my eyes closed every time someone in there 30's or older "skates." GROSS!


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: outsider716 on March 06, 2012, 06:27:50 PM
Do the old jokes really make you happy Chuck? If so, carry on.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Babe, Mr. Ruth if you're Nasty on March 06, 2012, 09:54:28 PM
Chuck forgets because he has Alzhiemers. The good news is that Chuck has Alzhiemers.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: susej on March 07, 2012, 05:29:24 AM
Earphones are cool but I wish I could skate with my eyes closed every time someone in there 30's or older "skates." GROSS!

Word!


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: C H U C K on March 07, 2012, 05:33:16 AM
Hi, I'd like you to meet me
I'll only forget who you are in two or three minutes from now
You see, I've got Alzheimer's disease
It's eating away those memories
Too bad cause that's all I've got oh, but not for long
What was that you said? Who did you say you were?
Where did you say you are? How did wee get here, how?
I walk around in a daze
This disease has deadened my brain
It'll soon deaden the rest of me
so in a way I'll kind of die twice
I know this may sound selfish of me
But I'd like to put me out of my misery
Sometimes I wish I had this disease
So I too could forget my grief
So now you've met me
and I hope you enjoyed yourself
I've already forgotten who you are
and I'll ask the same questions again
You see, I've got Alzheimer's disease
It's eating away those memories
My friends say I look my best
Now I even forgets to forget

I forget! I forget! Sometimes I even forget to forget!


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: outsider716 on March 07, 2012, 06:25:15 AM
A SUPPOSED young dude, who CLAIMS to hate old dudes, but then quotes SNFU....Interesting.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: dtotherob on March 07, 2012, 03:59:22 PM
SNFU? huh?  that's a blink 182 song chuck quoted. my mom finally said i was old enough to see them at warped tour. pretty sure that's them.  at least chucks shredding will be immortalized in the interwebs for everyone to read. even him, again.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: outsider716 on March 07, 2012, 06:38:19 PM
You see, the problem here is that I'm not quite sure if you're just fucking with me because you're the kind of people who like to fuck with people on the computer, or if you're just trying to be funny...

Anyhow...
I FORGET by SNFU
hi, i'd like you to meet my mom but there's no sense in introducing yourself she'll only forget who you are in two or three minutes from now you see, she's got alzheimer's disease it's eating away those memories too bad cause that's all she's got oh, but not for long what was that you said? who did you say you were? where did you say you are? how did wee get here, how? she walks around in a daze this disease has deadened her brain it'll soon deaden the rest of her so in a way she'll kind of die twice i know this may sound selfish of me but i'd like to put her out of her misery sometimes i wish i had this disease so i too could forget her grief so now you've met my mom and i hope you enjoyed yourself she's already forgotten who you are and she asks the same questions again you see, she's got alzheimer's disease it's eating away those memories her friends say she looks her best now she even forgets to forget

Damn good song...


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: outsider716 on March 07, 2012, 06:58:58 PM
I probably won't end up skating with my headphones when I go by myself...I think that having all of my senses and hearing everything that's going will actually make a difference...Thanks to those of you who actually said something useful.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: dtotherob on March 07, 2012, 08:32:32 PM
yea i like the original best but SNFU did a pretty good cover i guess.

sounded great through my skull candys.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: outsider716 on March 07, 2012, 08:42:56 PM
Are they fluorescent pink (your "skull candys")? Do they make your skinny jeans look good?


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Babe, Mr. Ruth if you're Nasty on March 07, 2012, 08:49:58 PM
Gonz had Alzhiemers.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: sweetleaf on March 08, 2012, 11:38:21 AM
Recently it gets me siked when I listen to music while crusing around. It's a different feeling. It is the music on one hand and skateboarding on the other. Two things in life which both tell me that being myself is a good thing.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: C H U C K on March 08, 2012, 01:11:54 PM
Dan or I... trying to be funny, on the internet? That sounds unpossible. We all know the internet is serious business.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: outsider716 on March 08, 2012, 01:22:08 PM
It's very serious...Marriages are ruined over porn addiction and people kill themselves over cyber bullying. Damn.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: C H U C K on March 08, 2012, 01:26:16 PM
Speaking of SNFU.. they suck! Almost as bad as the old washed up kook that interviewed them. That guy sucks big time!
http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/music-interviews/snfu/ (http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/music-interviews/snfu/)


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: outsider716 on March 08, 2012, 02:03:01 PM
They'd be better if they rocked some Young and Restless gear.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: bailgun on March 09, 2012, 12:24:30 PM
It's very serious...Marriages are ruined over uptight bitches inventing "porn addiction," and trying to get their husbands to stop enjoying boobies, and peoplethin-skinned little bitches who care too much what other people think kill themselves over cyber bullying. Damn.
FTFY.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: outsider716 on March 09, 2012, 01:23:36 PM
That's what I meant...Thanks. See, it is serious!!!


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Rob on March 09, 2012, 03:29:59 PM
Sometimes I like to listen to music. High on Fire, Mercyful Fate, Judas Priest, Slayer.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: davis on November 24, 2012, 08:12:45 PM
 if im skating alone ill rock some wutang and some biggie and i think sometimes i get to caught up in the music and i cant land stuff as easily thats when i take the music out and later put it back but when i skate with other people i always turn it off and skate with the homies but when we go in between spots i listen


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Teds Wild on November 24, 2012, 08:54:22 PM
I just re-read your interview, Chuck. I'm a big fan of SNFU, they visited my small town a few times, which few bands, and no good bands, did. Also, a friend of mine toured with them during that European tour you were talking about. Mr. Pig can pull his bottom lip over his nose too. That's all of my data.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Toshiko Xiao on November 25, 2012, 06:04:34 AM
Def listen to music while i skate. I got an iPod shuffle and i clip it 2 my hat. Def way nicer than skating with an ipod weighing your pocket down.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: dtotherob on November 25, 2012, 10:19:42 AM
if im skating alone ill rock some wutang and some biggie and i think sometimes i get to caught up in the music and i cant land stuff as easily thats when i take the music out and later put it back but when i skate with other people i always turn it off and skate with the homies but when we go in between spots i listen

were you listening to it when you typed this?  geez man.  punctuation and grammar go a long way.  life is gonna be tough if you can't multi-task.

Def listen to music while i skate. I got an iPod shuffle and i clip it 2 my hat. Def way nicer than skating with an ipod weighing your pocket down.

yea because having something clipped to your hat is way less annoying than a couple ounce mp3 player in your pocket.  i come from the walkman days so your comment is amusing to me.

if your gonna listen to music while you skate, it can only be from a live band or a huge ghetto blaster.  period.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: outsider716 on November 26, 2012, 06:42:27 PM
**UPDATE** (As if anyone gives a fuck)...I've still never listened to my headphones while I'm skating...I decided that it would just annoy the fuck out of me and I didn't see the point.

I like what dtotherob said; "if your gonna listen to music while you skate, it can only be from a live band or a huge ghetto blaster.  period."




Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Toshiko Xiao on November 26, 2012, 08:07:53 PM
i used to rock the osiris g-bag with the speakers in it. that thing was nice. ipod shuffle is good clipped to a shirt if you don't like hats.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Skatessentials on December 03, 2012, 09:56:46 AM
You could always hire a kid on the street to follow you around with a boombox.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Toshiko Xiao on December 06, 2012, 05:30:53 AM
You could always hire a kid on the street to follow you around with a boombox.

Hire? He should pretty much pay me to be so lucky to have the oppurtunity.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Skatessentials on January 07, 2013, 07:27:20 AM
You could always hire a kid on the street to follow you around with a boombox.

Hire? He should pretty much pay me to be so lucky to have the oppurtunity.

Ok, post pics!


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Babe, Mr. Ruth if you're Nasty on January 14, 2013, 11:04:35 AM
I can't listen to music anymore while I skate. I lost my iPod months ago and now I have come to enjoy the sweet sounds of Urethane. Plus, the earbuds kept falling out and messing me up.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: xSkatepunx586 on January 14, 2013, 01:27:14 PM
I cannot listen to anything when i'm skating. I gotta agree with the guy who posted about getting too caught up in the music and not being able to land anything. That's usually the problem I have when skating, plus it doesn't help I listen to a lot of more aggressive music, so I want to scream along with what i'm listening too.  I remember I rolled up in the the whip once to this outdoor skatepark listening to Discharge or some other HC band and all these little teenager kids were talking shit. Sorry dudes, go listen to Drake or Lil Wayne.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: scott longstaff on January 22, 2013, 04:50:33 AM
sometimes i do. i depends if i have charged my ipod. or i just use the songs i have on my phone. mostly listen to punk, rock and rap while i skate. i skate so much better when i have my headphones on.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Tyler Priestnall on January 25, 2013, 01:44:10 AM
Pop Punk & Hardcore Punk; if not it tends to be underground rap.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Geoff on January 25, 2013, 07:32:45 AM
With earphones? No way. I don't understand why you would want to drown out the immensely satisfying sound of wheels screaming or metal grinding concrete. A stereo blaring during a pool/bowl session is a different matter.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Adrian on February 11, 2013, 06:57:37 PM
suicidal tendencies or chamillionaire
odd combination of things to skate too but thats my shit


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Ignition Iceboard Blades on February 12, 2013, 10:28:28 PM
The circle jerks!!


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: benetton on February 24, 2013, 02:36:57 PM
I can't listen to music when I'm at it. Nothing beats the sound of breaking your bones, anyway.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Matt Fairfield on March 17, 2013, 05:47:44 PM
when you skate to music, ill do one earbud so i can hear my board/trucks/wheels as well as jammin out to some good tunes. I listen to all sort of stuff when i skate (dubstep-i dont care if you like it or not, and ska punk like sublime are my personal favorites) i think it helps with style and even helps me to focus. when all i can focus on is whats in my head and the beat of the music i think its easier to get in a rhythm land tricks. Hosoi used to pump himself up with jams before he killed it on the ramp why cant I?


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Benj on March 31, 2013, 07:45:17 PM
I prefer hearing the sound of my wheels rolling and sliding. Hearing the rails when you're grinding. Best of all, the sound of a stomped landing.


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Alexander Hausensen on April 02, 2013, 12:44:49 AM
i can't skate good to much but goth and punk


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: MetalB00 on April 02, 2013, 07:51:32 AM
i listen to hardcore, thrash metal, ska, metalcore, 80's metal(maiden,ect) and early 90s hip hop through a boom box when i can, i cant stand earbuds


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Ethan on April 18, 2013, 12:56:26 PM
only if the park is empty or im learning new tricks


Title: Re: Do you listen to music while you skate?
Post by: Nick Nykiforuk on May 03, 2013, 07:14:33 AM
this only started effecting me like a few months ago but unless im riding bowl or halfpipe (in which case im blasting pentagram, iron maiden, slayer, etc.) I cant skate with earbuds anymore, i find once i progressed to a higher level of street skating i realized it didnt just require to get pumped and huck a trick i actually had to hone in on my six senses, and for some reason unless i can hear every little thing when i skate street it just wont work, also cant skate with sunglasses on, or even stoned. i like to have 100% concentration, plus you dont feel so spaced out from all the homies