Four dead in slack country accidents in Washington

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Re: Four dead in slack country accidents in Washington

by The Chief » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:37 am

They each made the conscience decision to put it all on the line and possibly pay the ultimate price that day.

As did this "Great"




One reason some of us play hard at this game.


Another reason why some of us have hung up the gloves and moved onto something different.

Again, I commend each and everyone of these four for going out and giving their all to what they love and enjoy the most.

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Re: Four dead in slack country accidents in Washington

by CSUMarmot » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:07 pm

acegrulla wrote:That post is PURE ignorance.


Suuuuuuuuuure. Attend a seminar and hear the exact same things.
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Re: Four dead in slack country accidents in Washington

by GlacierCountry » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:24 pm

I would like to learn something from this incident. I'm intrigued by the airbag concept. Seems logical in water, but not in snow. Where can I find studies/data on these avy air bags, and/or are there good articles to support their use?
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Re: Four dead in slack country accidents in Washington

by jackstraw0083 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:48 pm

GlacierCountry, check out Wild Snow's most recent post on airbag packs. It has just about everything you'd want to know about them. Tons of really good information, including pricing, pack weight, and differences between the different brands.

http://www.wildsnow.com/5014/avalanche- ... -overview/

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Re: Four dead in slack country accidents in Washington

by jackstraw0083 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:58 pm

Here's another earlier Wild Snow post on airbag packs that includes a section that focuses on studies related to the packs. There's a "Studies and Data" section at the bottom of the post that has links to studies related to the effectiveness of airbag packs. The statistics show that they work remarkably well, but they're definitely not cheap.

http://www.wildsnow.com/3736/airbag-overview/

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Re: Four dead in slack country accidents in Washington

by lcarreau » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:02 am

telewoman wrote:Interesting article-
http://www.adn.com/2012/02/19/2326372/s ... n-use.html


Very informative and interesting article, telewoman ...

Especially the final heading seen in very bold letters ...

PACK YOUR BRAIN FIRST

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