Trombone’s shockwaves caught on film

I know some people will like this:the shockwaves from a trombone have been caught on film. It seems that the waves can travel about 1% faster than the speed of sound, or about 347m/s.
Next question: how much damage does this do to the hearing of anyone who’s sitting in front of the trombone? Any volunteers to test this?

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I'm a physics graduate, sci-fi writer, budding game designer, and amateur human.

4 responses to “Trombone’s shockwaves caught on film”

  1. Sebastian Stock says :

    Very cool stuff…ehhhem,well considering i was standing right in front of the amps and boxes at a punk rock concert yesterday…ya sure i’d volunteer >;) got any fixed date for it yet Phil????

  2. Sebastian Stock says :

    sure at the gig we could feel the pressure of the soundwave or whatever rattling through our body…shaking our teeth and reverberating through and through us…

  3. Rachel says :

    Amazing images – I saw Iggy & The Stooges on Saturday night and so I’m wary to think of the damage to my ears…

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