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Thread: Beacon Help
12-02-2003, 12:09 AM #1
Ok here is the deal, my family has figured out that I need a new beaocn, my uncle found out I was still using my old peeps, and he flipped, he said he won't ski BC with me with it, so they have all put money together to buy me a new one, and I am not gonna argue.
Since I have been a broke college student for so long, well I need some help with all the new beacons out there. I want some real world, you got it and like it, you got it and don't like it stuff. Pros of Each and Cons. I know the beacon is only as good as the person behind it, but I will put my time in with it before I use it. Oh yeah, I think about 350 is the price limit if this matters, but if a good one comes for like 200 then new skins are in the picture to. Thanks guys."Is it necessary to disdain the affluent Escalade driver in the ski area parking lot just because he never threw caution to the wind and gave up work, meat, and let his hair grow in the surreal international sojourn of powder skiing and self-actualiztion?"
WELL OF COURSE, thats why I am me and you aren't
12-02-2003, 02:24 AM #2
Tracker DTS. Because.OOOOOOOHHHH, I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!
12-02-2003, 07:34 AM #3
Couloir Mag has some really good info.... check out here and here .
I bought the Barryvox, it is an awesome unit! I like being able to customize the search settings -- really makes me comfortable with how I'm using it.
The BCA unit is very popular, mostly (I think) because it is "easy to use," but I felt it had some limitations that made the Barryvox the better choice."But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice. "Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
12-02-2003, 08:12 AM #4Registered User
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go give the new three antenae Pieps a spin and report back.
PSA: Everyone reading this, who has an old yellow Pieps, should take outside for drills. Not to test your skills but to measure range. Last year during practice i found that both my and my wifes Pieps were transmitting fine, but only receiving within 30 feet!
Check your gear.
12-02-2003, 08:13 AM #5
have tested 6 transrecievers (fi,m1,m2,dts,mammut/barrywox,pieps) and owned 3 (f1,m1 and dts).
my vote goes for the dts.I have never been good with facts.
12-02-2003, 07:00 PM #6
I like my Barryvox. Digital direction/distance indicator plus analog beeps (if you turn them on), cute little indicator for multiple burials, so small I never hesitate to tuck it in my inside pocket.
Caveat: if you never read manuals, a DTS Tracker is a better choice. Also I'm really curious about the new 3-antenna Pieps.