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post #27 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 03:44 PM
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beacon prices have gone up, along with the tech - some of it useful, some of it just bells and whistles that shouldn't be on a beacon.

i'd love to see the prices come down on these... enough manufacturers are making them now that it tells me they're making $ at it, not just offering airbags to be one of the only ones doing it.

in europe and asia airbag tech is used in consumer motorcycle crash gear at the price of $400 a jacket... as it is snowboarders/skiers already typically pay on the order of 2-4 times the price of a backpack on a jacket - so why are all these packs so much $$$?

- they figure if you have the free time and $ to play in the snow then they can gouge our asses.

- bigger canisters/more air?

- continued r&d and hopefully lighter systems down the road...

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