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I tried last trackday but couldn't do it. Already got to remember to put my glasses on. Adding plugs was just another thing to remember. Besides, I'm not bothered by the noise...

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yes. my hearing is already terrible but i'd like to keep it from deteriorating further. i usually only take them out at lunch time and at the end of the day...


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I wear them every time I ride.
 

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Always. :fact
 

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I wear them at the track for sure. Decibels are really high and distracting when the guy with the gp megaphone exhaust goes by unexpectedly. Its hard on my hearing and don't need to lose anymore than I already have. Just good common sense to protect your hearing.

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Agree with most of the above except Sherman :poke

:laugh, I consider it PPE (personal protective equipment). I think anything over 90dB should require hearing protection, especially when exposed to the noise source constantly.

Wearing ear plugs helps calm me down (lower noise levels), allowing greater focus while on track. I do not wear them for street rides and they are typically short rides only.
 

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Still need to try this. Gonna go post in the how fights get started thread right now. My hearing isn't great, but the hearing loss runs in the family. I'm not 87 years old like my grandparents tho. LOL.

I don't think I would hear a bike behind or close to me. That sound is like a hot coal under my ass when I hear it man. I take up the WHOLE line and get REAL aggressive on the BP till I don't hear whoever was getting close again.
 

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yep, i wear them street and track. i get less 'sound fatigued' and i can concentrate on the stuff that matters.
 

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"The Dude abides .. "
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for sure.. i didn't for a couple years, then started .. would never not wear em. It is so much less distracting having earplugs. You can still hear EVERYTHING, it's just .. well.. quieter :) You can concentrate much better, and it isn't as fatiguing.

MOUTH GUARD.. if you're not wearing one.. get one. Teeth are pretty darn expensive too, and i breathe better with one than not. Shockdoctor gel max is what i like after trying about 10 different ones. has a little channel underside that allows you to breathe through your mouth if ya need to get a deep breath without having to actually move your jaw apart.
Watch more and more mx and roadracing.. you will see nearly all the guys with earplugs and mouth guards these days.
 

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Agree with most of the above except Sherman :poke

:laugh, I consider it PPE (personal protective equipment). I think anything over 90dB should require hearing protection, especially when exposed to the noise source constantly.

Wearing ear plugs helps calm me down (lower noise levels), allowing greater focus while on track. I do not wear them for street rides and they are typically short rides only.
ALRIGHT ALRIGHT :laugh

Now that I don't have to put on glasses each time, I might do the ear plugs thing :D
 

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for sure.. i didn't for a couple years, then started .. would never not wear em. It is so much less distracting having earplugs. You can still hear EVERYTHING, it's just .. well.. quieter :) You can concentrate much better, and it isn't as fatiguing.

MOUTH GUARD.. if you're not wearing one.. get one. Teeth are pretty darn expensive too, and i breathe better with one than not. Shockdoctor gel max is what i like after trying about 10 different ones. has a little channel underside that allows you to breathe through your mouth if ya need to get a deep breath without having to actually move your jaw apart.
Watch more and more mx and roadracing.. you will see nearly all the guys with earplugs and mouth guards these days.
Man-Melker has spoken!




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Still need to try this. Gonna go post in the how fights get started thread right now. My hearing isn't great, but the hearing loss runs in the family. I'm not 87 years old like my grandparents tho. LOL.

I don't think I would hear a bike behind or close to me. That sound is like a hot coal under my ass when I hear it man. I take up the WHOLE line and get REAL aggressive on the BP till I don't hear whoever was getting close again.
You can actually hear them better, imagine...no wind noise. It's night and day difference.
 
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