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  1. #1
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    Avalanche Airbag Survey

    Hey Mags,

    If you own an airbag and live in the US, please take a minute to fill out a survey we're conducting. Results will be compiled into a presentation for the 2012 International Snow Science Workshop:

    Click here to access the survey

    Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Completed - all note it takes 2 minutes.

  3. #3
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    Done and a bump

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    done - bump
    No, the real point is, I don't give a damn
    - Carl

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    done-bump

  6. #6
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    done. make them cheaper and lighter.

    bump

  7. #7
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    Done and done.

  8. #8
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    Done.

    BCA packs don't seem to be as good as their competitors. I'm likely selling mine this summer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Done.

    BCA packs don't seem to be as good as their competitors. I'm likely selling mine this summer.
    What is not as good? Just curious as I haven't really looked at them.
    The pacifists always lose, because the anti-pacifists kill them.

  10. #10
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    I have the float 30....Ignoring the airbag aspect the pack itself is poorly designed. general shape, Zip placement, compression system, over-padded shoulder straps, don't like that probe and shovel handle are in separate holsters from shovel blade poor ski carry system. Generally it's just over-engineered and under-designed.

    To give it credit it carries better than it feels it's going to....

    Had a quick look at the Mammut Ride yesterday... that seems like a good option.

    I still think the sSnowpulse offers better head/neck protection though
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

  11. #11
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    Thanks for those who bumped this so I could see it. Good, easy survey - no false dichotomies or dumb questions that made me wonder what they were really asking.
    "Alpine rock and steep, deep powder are what I seek, and I will always find solace there." - Bean Bowers

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I still think the sSnowpulse offers better head/neck protection though
    Same here, but I'm really digging on my MR Blackjack. Functional and bomber, carries exceptionally well, and the weight is decent for an airbag. Just my $.02.
    "Alpine rock and steep, deep powder are what I seek, and I will always find solace there." - Bean Bowers

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    I was 99.99% sure you had the 30, PNWBrit, when you said you didn't like it. It was designed with a lot of snowmobiler input. The 36 is an excellent pack with skiing in mind, and next years is even better (lighter and cheaper).

    Just FYI to go along with another bump.

  14. #14
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    Yeah I knew the drawbacks of the 30 when I got it for too good to be true $s.

    I wish Black Diamond would do one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    I like my MR Blackjack also. I heard there are more companies going to be putting them out so I assume everything will be changing with better packs.
    The pacifists always lose, because the anti-pacifists kill them.

  16. #16
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    done and bump. i heard next years bca packs will have interchangable pack sizes. so you buy one base model with the airbag, then can get a buncha different storage options.

    one suggestion for BCA that i forgot to include. once you deploy the airbag its really hard to get it back in there without it wanting to open the airbag compartment on its own. the airbag compartment needs to be just a little bit bigger. it has happened to me multiple times where i get to the bottom of a line to see my airbag zipper has fully opened somewhere on the way down.

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    done - bump

  18. #18
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    done....bump
    TGR Bureau Chief, Greenwater, WA

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