New Burton iPod Shield Jacket for Fall 2004?

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  1. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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  2. Nspace macrumors regular

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    Whoa that is pretty sweet. I have never seen that before, but thats a pretty cool idea.

    Something like this might come in handy in the Canadian winter, making the trek to school.
     
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  4. Sabbath macrumors 6502a

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    I've wanted one of the various burton iPod jackets for a while, but they are just so damn expensive I don't think I will ever be able to afford one as they are always crazy expensive. Plus the fact I would always be scared of landing on my iPod, which definitely wouldn't be pretty.
     
  5. crowdaddy macrumors regular

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    Will it be compatible with the ipod mini as well?
     
  6. Nspace macrumors regular

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    I am not too familiar with the iPod mini, but if they both have the same connector at the bottom I think the iPod mini would work just fine.
     
  7. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that jacket is nuts! Im so getting one for when I go snowboarding march!
     
  8. Sabbath macrumors 6502a

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    I'm surprised more people haven't heard of these jackets before, they've been out in various versions for a few years now. There is also a bag (I'm not sure if it is made by Burton or not) with the soft switch in the strap and I think two speakers in the sides, which is kinda cool if you just go down to a local jump spot.

    So what does everyone ride and where do you like to ride glad to see plenty of snowboarders around here.
     
  9. crowdaddy macrumors regular

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    how do u lads and gals listen to your beats when u board?
     
  10. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    dangerous?
    uh- snowboarding w/ earphones would be dangerous as you can listen to your own music- yea- but not @ the skier (me) yellin @ you 2 get ur butt outta my way ;)

    ok- i'm just kiddin about that part-
    but seriously- i know it can't be the safest thing in the world for a snowboarder or skier to zoom around the slopes w/ tunes jammin in ear-
    perhaps the external speaker idea would be ok- but not headphones- just not safe-

    not to mention ear damage if you face plant yourself...
     
  11. Sabbath macrumors 6502a

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    I've never had a problem listening to tunes on the slopes, the only problem comes when its a bit icy and you want to be able to hear the snow. Are you going to say people with hearing difficulties can't ski or you can't drive with your radio on. I can see why you might think it would be dangerous but it really doesnt have any effect in my opinion, but then I prefer riding away from people and pistes.


    Oh yeah and keep those damn poles away from me heheh :D
     
  12. Groove Rider macrumors newbie

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    riding and listening to tunes

    i'm a snowboard instructor at Vail Resorts in Breckenridge, CO. here are the things i've learned spending months at a time listening to my ipod and snowboarding.

    first off, it is very important to be able to hear while ridding. last year alone, 3 people died on my mountain.

    deaf ridders/skiers have an organization called BOEC, which has instructors ride with the deaf person, allowing them the freedom we enjoy, plus safety. and while you can listen to the radio in the car, it is illegal to wear head phones. why? because headphones cancel out outside noise, while the radio allows you to hear car horns. same on the slopes

    here's the answer. have a pair of headphones you use only for ridding. sew them into the lining of your helmet (it's really easy) so they are near your ear, and you can hear the music, but not in your ear, so you can hear a skiier yelling out of control. put on your helmet, drop the wire into your jacket, and boom, your good.

    i bought the marware neopreane case for protection. it stays in my inside chest pocket, and the remote control is clipped on to my inside pocketn lining. it's worked for 2 years now. once, i scraped a tree, ipod first, and there were no problems. it's pretty durable.

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...wo/oE3UvWYkQYj12oXS29yOcRitX2Z/1.0.9.1.0.6.10

    be safe, have fun and ride on.
     
  13. smurphur macrumors member

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    The backback was made by burton as well, but it lacks any speakers on the outside. The backpack had the softcontrols on one of the straps and it also had a jack for headphones to pluginto on the strap as well. Another thing that burton made was a beanie that has speakers in the earflaps. This would allow for something like the guy above was saying by sewing speakers into your beanie. I never really find that riding with headphones is a problem, unless it is a busy mountain. If it's busy and you are constantly riding around people, then it is very unsafe to not be able to hear people coming from behind you, or saying "on your left", etc. I'd say either ride with one earbud in, or do the speaker/beanie idea.
     
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  15. Mastif macrumors newbie

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    ive been tryin to find the amp pack 4 ages but nowhere seems to sell it

    any ideas?
     
  16. atomiton macrumors regular

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    I go snowboarding to get away from noise... not to bring it with me.

    all the same... i know that it is NOT illegal to DRIVE with earbuds/headphones on in Canada... or at least in BC, although still not a good idea.

    Everyone thinks it is though...
     
  17. smurphur macrumors member

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    I saw the amp pack one time at zumiez, in the mall... but that was last year, so who knows. i think they ahve a website, zumiez.com or something?
     

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