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Thread: going cat skiing need a pac
03-05-2011, 05:56 PM #1Minion
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going cat skiing need a pac
hey all. going cat skiing/boarding and need a pac that holds a shovel. big fan of the burton pacs but don't know which one hold a shovel. also don't what anything too big.
03-05-2011, 07:08 PM #2Registered User
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Got an REI near you? This thing's a friggin' steal right now
I just bought the double diamond, next size up, which I don't think accommodates a snowboard but the quality is good and the price is certainly right.
03-05-2011, 07:23 PM #3
Get a yoyo pack if all you want to do is carry a shovel.
03-05-2011, 07:36 PM #4
Why bother? You're not going to be able to find your buddy without a beacon, probe and training so don't bother with the false sense of security.I think you have me confused with someone who is far less awesome.
03-05-2011, 07:50 PM #5
With the original word being "back pack" and most of us shortening that to a usable "pack"... I'm really enjoying you throwing a giant F-U to conformity and shortening it even further to "pac"
Here's a good idea, get one for your buddy... Then you'll have Tupac. (RIP)
03-05-2011, 08:33 PM #6
most cat operators have packs with gear in them, that they want you to use, and so provide them for you.
03-05-2011, 09:04 PM #7
03-06-2011, 08:13 AM #8
You don't need to go out and buy a "pac" for one day of cat skiing. They will take care of your safety gear for you. And gear is useless without training anyway.Leave No Turn Unstoned!
03-06-2011, 02:55 PM #9Registered User
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Black Diamond Bandit Avalung
I think this is about the perfect cat, heli or short sidecountry ski pack.
Room for shovel, probe, food and water, a spare layer and not much else.
It ain't cheap but you didn't give a budget.
03-06-2011, 07:50 PM #10
03-06-2011, 11:31 PM #11
The FEC has the answer to all your PAC questions here: http://www.fec.gov/ans/answers_pac.shtmlOriginally Posted by basinbeater
03-07-2011, 11:10 AM #12
In the event of a burial while cat skiing, the guides will just have you turn off your beacon and stay the fuck out of the way as the operate the search and recovery. I guess this is just another way of saying, you won't need (or want) to carry a pack.
03-07-2011, 06:04 PM #13
you don't need a pack for one day of guided cat skiing, nor do you need avalanche training.
but you might want one if (read: when) you get hooked. unless you get a shitty little camelback, most will fit your basic avy safety gear (b/s/p) plus other essentials for a day or sidecountry trip. packs are pretty useful for skiing inbounds at big resorts, too.
and this is a pretty damn good time to buy one, nearing the end of the season. in addition to burton, for snowboard specific packs, dakine's have good carry systems and fit well. i've heard good things about osprey as well.
03-07-2011, 06:37 PM #14Do I detect a lot of anger flowing around this place? Kind of like a pubescent volatility, some angst, a lot of I'm-sixteen-and-angry-at-my-father syndrome?
fuck that noise.
03-07-2011, 06:41 PM #15