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  1. #1
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    It's summer, don't forget to remove batteries from beacons.

    Dead batteries do bad things in enclosed electronic devices, don't forget to remove them during the off season.

    http://www.mammutavalanchesafety.com...batteries.html

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    What he said.

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    And put the skins in a cool room...any other summer rituals?

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    Good time to tech wash the gear and refresh DWR
    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

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    Start fixing up all of your skis one step per day. Give up when it comes to the ptex scraping stage. Look at the skis again in November and tell yourself that next time you'll finish the job at the start of summer.

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    I like to put on a heavy summer wax layer, don't scrape. Protects the ptex from oxidizing, and prevents potential damage when they inevitably get moved around in some garage reorganization.

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    ...and, remember to clean yer bases of pollen build up before your first ski tour in the fall. Skin glue doesn't like pollen gunk...well actually, it likes it a bit too much; pair bonding.

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    What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

  8. #8
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    Batteries leaking destroyed my first tracker. Take them out, put some preventative wax on skis, and don't worry. Winter is coming
    Education must be the answer, we've tried ignorance and it doesn't work!

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    batteries out of the beacon
    skins out of the garage and into a cooler place for storage
    storage wax on
    dry the boots out well - I put a dryer sheet in each boot to keep the funk down
    wash the ski clothes

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    If batteries are left in over the summer, and they leak, the beacon is pretty much a goner right? Asking for a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phildo_Baggins View Post
    If batteries are left in over the summer, and they leak, the beacon is pretty much a goner right? Asking for a friend.
    Short, safe answer, is YES. Clean it up as best one can without hard abrasive or chemicals, and send it in for repair and testing. If all is ok or repairable, then the manufacturer will likely re-certify its use and send it back.

    That said, I have cleaned corroded contacts in many devices, including an older analog beacon, with a small wire brush/sandpaper/toothbrush, and they have worked just fine afterwards. YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMountainHound View Post
    Short, safe answer, is YES. Clean it up as best one can without hard abrasive or chemicals, and send it in for repair and testing. If all is ok or repairable, then the manufacturer will likely re-certify its use and send it back.

    That said, I have cleaned corroded contacts in many devices, including an older analog beacon, with a small wire brush/sandpaper/toothbrush, and they have worked just fine afterwards. YMMV.
    I keep thinking, would I bet my life on this? I hadn't thought of sending it in for recertification though. Might just be a reason to upgrade.

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    Thanks, although it is snowing in Truckee today. A few flakes anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    ...and, remember to clean yer bases of pollen build up before your first ski tour in the fall. Skin glue doesn't like pollen gunk...well actually, it likes it a bit too much; pair bonding.

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    That explains my last time out. Any need to clean skins after a bunch of glue sticks to skis from pollen. I might be due for a reglue anyhow.

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    I keep skins in the freezer in a plastic bag. Ymmv. But it seems to keep them fresh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swine View Post
    I keep skins in the freezer in a plastic bag. Ymmv. But it seems to keep them fresh.
    Is it for the glue or the fur?

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    Yeah take the old batteries out and replace with new ones when the snow arrives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBurns View Post
    Yeah take the old batteries out and replace with new ones when the snow arrives!
    Uh, hopefully you took the batteries out months ago.

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    Bump. I totally fucked a gps recently because I left the batteries in it too long without using it.
    Don’t give up until.

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    This year's thread bump, I read "bacon". Must be time for dinner.
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    News to me
    Done. 🤙🏼

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    I still have a few more days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    I still have a few more days.
    Same here. More scared of rocks and falling than being buried at this point though.

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    take the batteries out and if there is any juice left put them in your vibrator
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