Originally Posted by binarypie
I think the trick here is to focus on how to recognize when to turn around and go find some other place to ride.
You guys keep debating technology designed to save your life when the most important thing is to not end up in that situation to begin with.
Yes, if you play the game long enough you will need these tools in one way or another. However, in those cases having anything is better than nothing.
Be smart. Be safe. Have fun!
Totally valid, and I think we've made that point. If I am out with anyone who says they think a slope is dangerous but they'll risk it because they have a beacon, airbag pack, avalung, whatever to save their ass. I am going quietly or not so quietly remove myself from that situation. Avoidance is the only guarantee.