Open thread for the Hurricanes tonight, leading the series 3-2. You can see their website by clicking here.

Additionally, you will be interested in this recent post about the noise level in the RBC Center written after last week’s game.

The best way to measure volume is with a sound meter. Nearly 20 years ago I wanted to compare the noise levels of Reynolds Coliseum when UNC came to town, the Smith Center during the UNC/Duke game, and a leaf blower. As suspected Reynolds was the loudest. UNC had to call a timeout in the 1992 game and the noise level reached a sustained 124 decibels (dBs). (a 10dB increase represents a doubling of sound intensity). The UNC-Duke game in 1990 in the Smith Center only reached 118dBs (the loudest crowd I’ve heard in the Smith Center – no I wasn’t there in 2005 when Marvin put back the missed free throw). The loudest RBC Center crowd I’ve measured came in at 121dBs, and that was a measure from the first few rows of Section 125. Oh yeah, the leaf blower? That was 95 dBs from 2 feet away.

Last night’s crowd only clocked in a 110dBs when the Canes took the ice. The photo shows this measurement with the device dialed in to 110. (The meter is at “0” when the dialed level is reached.) When the Canes won it on Jussi Jokinen’s goal, the level reached the night’s peak, 118dBs. Most likely the comparison to the previously measured level of 121dBs is invalid because of the location. Along the sides and at the top of the arena, there is far more cubic space per person than there is down low on the ends where the space is confined like a funnel.

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14 Responses to GO CANES!

  1. TheAliasTroll 05/12/2009 at 5:57 PM #

    Get your sh*t together and win. Go Canes!

  2. packpigskinfan23 05/12/2009 at 6:13 PM #

    I was wondering when SFN would finally jump on the wagon!!!

    GO CANES!!!

  3. wolfonthehill 05/12/2009 at 7:47 PM #

    They haven’t gotten their sh*t together through one period. Totally uninspired play… they look like they’re skating in mud. The last 2-3 minutes, they FINALLY put something together, kept it in the zone, and drew a penalty… if they can score on this power play, they’re back in it… but they just can’t keep this at a 2-goal deficit far into the second.

  4. Wulfpack 05/12/2009 at 7:52 PM #

    I am a huge Canes fan, but I am very disappointed in their play the past 4 periods. Not a good sign. If this thing goes back to Boston, the Canes are toast. It’s now or never. We need to cut the deficit to one goal in the second period and take our chances in the third and in OT if need be. Go Canes!

  5. Wulfpack 05/12/2009 at 7:56 PM #

    Heck yea!!! Way to go Canes!!

  6. BJD95 05/12/2009 at 9:11 PM #

    It does not look as if said shit will be gotten together.

    It does make me feel a bit sheepish because I am completely bandwagon with this team. I don’t watch a minute of regular season play and only notice/care when they are good.

  7. choppack1 05/12/2009 at 10:29 PM #

    I think the point on the noisemeter just proves how special Reynold’s was…I wonder how loud the Carter has gotten. Hopefully, we’ll see this year how loud it can get.

    BJD – about bandwagon’s…unless you are in or really near the town, it’s hard to follow a pro-team w/ over 60 games the way we follow NC State football and basketball or even pro football.

    I’m on the bandwagon too..It’s great to see guys totally sell out like everyone does in playoff hockey. I also like the games naked aggression – from both the playing and strategy standpoint – it’s a stark contrast to soccer. But like soccer, when you are down 3 goals, well, it’s real easy to turn the channel – and tonight, I did..watching large chunks of NOVA and Frontline while the Canes were losing.

  8. Greywolf 05/12/2009 at 10:41 PM #

    The series is tied at 3-3 and the Canes are going back to Boston. The thing about hockey is that the goalie can steal a game. Cam Ward has stolen more than one for us.

    As Jimmy V put it, “Don’t ever, ever. ever give up.”

  9. Greywolf 05/12/2009 at 10:42 PM #

    Highstick, If things don’t turn out in Boston, the avatar gets changed Thursday night. Otherwise…

  10. bleedingred08 05/12/2009 at 11:35 PM #

    Some Engineering students built a project for the school this year to measure the noise at carter finley and the RBC Center http://www.technicianonline.com/news/new-sound-meter-aims-to-echo-glory-of-past-1.1606585

  11. StateFans 05/13/2009 at 7:58 AM #

    Thanks for sharing that

  12. Wulfpack 05/15/2009 at 6:41 AM #

    Boy was I ever wrong about the Canes in game 7, and I’m happy for it! Should have known the Canes would do it. This team is truly remarkable and is taking the NHL by storm.

  13. Greywolf 05/15/2009 at 10:01 PM #

    I culled this off a hfboards thread: In a 2005 study published by the journal Nature, researchers at Durham University in England concluded that, “across a range of sports, we found that wearing red is consistently associated with a higher probability of winning.” The researchers also suggested that red’s effect may “subconsciously intimidate opponents in athletic contests, especially when the athletes are equal in skill and strength.”

    Fitting for both the Pack and the Canes. I wonder what wearing baby blue does for your ass?

  14. Greywolf 05/15/2009 at 10:17 PM #

    “But like soccer, when you are down 3 goals, well, it’s real easy to turn the channel”

    Unlike soccer you can feasibly score 2 goals in 30 seconds or so. (See game 7 vs. Devils.) The power play 5v4 or 5v3 is a great equalizer. Too much can happen in hockey to turn a game around. Trying to flip a puck down the ice and it flips over the glass instead? 2 minutes for delay of game. Your stick accidently touches a players face/lip and draws blood? 4 minutes in the penalty box. Slap shot from the blue line redirects off your stick or your opponent’s stick past the net minder into the goal and there you are.

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