View Poll Results: What's keeping you from beeping inbounds?

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  • I always bring my full avy kit inbounds (transceiver, shovel, probe)

    8 14.29%
  • I always bring just my transceiver inbounds

    15 26.79%
  • I use a Transmit-Only transceiver Inbounds (a la Pieps Backup)

    0 0%
  • Sometimes - It is inconvenient to carry (ergonomics)

    8 14.29%
  • Sometimes - It is too complicated for every day use (turn on/off settings, battery check, etc.)

    6 10.71%
  • Sometimes - other

    18 32.14%
  • Never - It is too complicated for every day use (turn on/off settings, battery check, etc.)

    0 0%
  • Never - It is inconvenient to carry (ergonomics)

    0 0%
  • Never - other

    3 5.36%
  • I don't have avy gear.

    1 1.79%
  • I use an airbag or other safety solution

    1 1.79%
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  1. #1
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    What is keeping you from beeping inbounds?

    Even though people are hitting areas that might have slide potential,
    it seems they don't see it as dangerous as the backcountry
    and that belief leads them to not beep inbounds.

    Recent inbound rescues have highlighted the need for fast search and rescue.
    Oft times, the inbound rescues seem to have even good odds of finding victims alive,
    even after probe lines etc., due to better practices
    and the better education of what to do in an avy, such as creating an air pocket.

    This video really struck home, just how much beeping inbound could help. If a guy can be saved, after 50 minutes,
    with just a probe line and an air pocket, then the chance of someone surviving is much better if they were beeping and saved much earlier.

    What's keeping you back from beeping inbounds?

    [KURTZ] Hinterstoisser, you heavy bastard.
    [HINTERSTOISSER] You need to do more push-ups, Kurtz.

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    Beacons are too big and bulky. The harnesses need to have at least one integrated antenna. I can't be responsible for thinking for myself and want a centrally controlled transponder that can be turned off by a remote signal.

    Why isn't this in your other thread?!

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    I was going to vote until I saw who started the thread.

    Commence flinging poo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    I was going to vote until I saw who started the thread.

    Commence flinging poo
    And I guess that I just don't know

  5. #5
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    SHUT THE FUCK UP
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    Beacons are too big and bulky. The harnesses need to have at least one integrated antenna. I can't be responsible for thinking for myself and want a centrally controlled transponder that can be turned off by a remote signal.

    Why isn't this in your other thread?!
    This. I can add nothing.
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  7. #7
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    I'm a been skiing in bounds beeping with a full pack a decade before bc skiing became cool
    I don't vote in turd threads by shit posters
    Though
    It makes them start Mir
    Oh and
    My guy snt b don't need batteries or much else
    He's had my six for 2+ decades
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    That little charm is almost as cool as your dog. Very neat.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

  9. #9
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    I beep always. But my beacon is attached to my pants and I also we're those whilst skiing

  10. #10
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    I need to find a pair of bibs with an integrated beacon pocket in the torso/chest area. I've gone back to wearing mine in the harness, as I found the weight of a beacon bouncing around in a thigh pocket to be annoying and very noticeable while skiing. I also wasn't fond of just how much rattling/bouncing around it's able to do in a pocket.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    I need to find a pair of bibs with an integrated beacon pocket in the torso/chest area. I've gone back to wearing mine in the harness, as I found the weight of a beacon bouncing around in a thigh pocket to be annoying and very noticeable while skiing. I also wasn't fond of just how much rattling/bouncing around it's able to do in a pocket.
    Flylow Baker bib has this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    All ye punterz! Leave thine stupid heavy skis in the past, or at least in the resort category, for the age of lightweight pussy sticks is upon us! Behold! Keep up with the randocommandos on their carbon blades of shortness! Break thine tibias into spiral splinters with pintech extravagance!

  12. #12
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    Akin to buying flight insurance. The odds for in bounds avy death the last ten years would be about 1 in 100 million.

    Odds of commercial airline death is 1 in 11 million.

    Odds of survival in an in bounds burial probably take the odds over 1 in 1 billion.

  13. #13
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    I don't know why anyone would bother beeping inbounds all the time. I will wear mine only on deep days or if I know the snowpack is particularly sketchy.

  14. #14
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    What are u all talking about? It’s more dangerous than ever! Especially in Tahoe, and on days like today....

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    As the number of accidents and fatalities grow in tree wells, a beacon might really help in the search.

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    where is the option for 'It never fucking snows anymore!'
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    20 + years for mine as well.

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  18. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    I don't know why anyone would bother beeping inbounds all the time. I will wear mine only on deep days or if I know the snowpack is particularly sketchy.

    I believe I gleaned from somewhere that you are a patroller. You beep every day you are at work, right?

    Even if it is inbounds and high pressure and totally locked up?

    Good habits?

    Just wondering, do what ever you want.
    Ooof!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    I believe I gleaned from somewhere that you are a patroller. You beep every day you are at work, right?

    Even if it is inbounds and high pressure and totally locked up?

    Good habits?

    Just wondering, do what ever you want.
    Nope, not a patroller. If I was, yeah, I'd probably do it all the time out of habit. That makes complete sense.

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    Very well then, carry on.
    Ooof!

  21. #21
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    When my son patrolled at Squaw he was required to wear a beacon with 4 inches or more of fresh or nearly fresh and not previously bombed snow. That was about 10 years ago, may not be current. I don't believe he wore one on other days on his own initiative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    When my son patrolled at Squaw he was required to wear a beacon with 4 inches or more of fresh or nearly fresh and not previously bombed snow. That was about 10 years ago, may not be current. I don't believe he wore one on other days on his own initiative.
    When I patrolled we wore one every day, like Bunion said, even if it's locked up high pressure. Just good habit.

  23. #23
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    It has snowed only an inch in the last month. If we got two inches, I might start wearing my beacon inbounds.

  24. #24
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    Oof
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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