Four dead in slack country accidents in Washington

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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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