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Slopemeter

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Slopemeter

Manufacturer: Life-Link

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Page By: John

Created/Edited: Jun 4, 2002 / Jun 4, 2002

Object ID: 347

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A simple device to determine the angle of a slope for predicting avalanche probability.
  • Slope meter on one side of card has round scale with pointer that moves as angle of card is moved
  • Place ski pole on slope surface, then place bottom edge of slope meter on ski pole to take reading, or sight with bottom edge parallel to slope
  • Back side of card has "topo-graf" scales which allow you to measure the slope angle on a topographic map

Reviews

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scottfromcaliUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

A decent little slope meter, small, light, easy to use. The needle does take a bit to slow down to its' reading but otherwise its great. Its a slopemeter...what else ?
Posted Mar 31, 2004 10:52 pm

miztflipUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Very simple and easy to use. The markings are easy to read and the scales on the back allow you to get a rough estimate of slope from a topo map.



Card is a bit delicate and I've broken at least one.



Wouldn't head into the backcountry without one.
Posted Nov 28, 2004 9:01 am

Ed FUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

This is a great tool for the backcountry. I've used other inclinometers on compasses, and this is far better. I tied a small cord around it, and I keep it around my neck for easy access.
Posted Jun 12, 2005 12:01 pm

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