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Headbanger Maths

February 18, 2013

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The NHS reports that Australian Researchers Declan Patton and Andrew McIntosh, Uni of NSW, have conducted a study into brain and neck injuries of headbangers published in British Medical Journal.

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Concerts included as part of the study included Motörhead, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, The Hell City Glamours, L.A. Guns, Ozzy Osbourne, Winger, Ratt, Whitesnake and W.A.S.P.

Here’s Motorhead with a ‘nice’ moshpit.

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The Headbanger Study Concluded:

1. Head movement of more than 75o for an average heavy metal beat will cause head and neck injuries. This movement causes headache and dizziness.


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 2. Beats above 130 bpm (beats per minute) cause neck injury.

The average headbanging song has a tempo of about 146 beats per minute (bpm).

and according to Mathspig:

3. Being punched up in the mosh pit. Do you need maths for that conclusion?

Researchers recommendations:

1. Reduce range of head and neck movement

2. Headbang to a  slower tempo

3. Wear a neck brace. (Isn’t a bad hair cut enough?)

Headbanger Rates Exercise:

How many headbeats per hour would a headbanger manage for the following song tempos. Here are just a few tempos form Play Drums Now blog:

Song Tempos

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Mathspigs excited .Look there is a band called Mutemath!!!!!!!! And here they are:

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Just to show that there is something spookily primitive about headbanging here is Headbanger Baby:

 

 

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