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Old 01-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I can honestly say that I do not have the urge to do anything that I wouldn't have done without the pack, it's just reassurance if there is a mistake made.

I never intend on getting myself into an avi situation, with or without a pack.

My fear for avi's are great and a pack isn't a guarantee....

So that's my view on it, you may end up with a different one.

Maybe I respect and fear avalanches more than most but having a pack has changed me none
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Is this deliberately set off? the reason i ask is it looked like it was kinda staged, I'm sure its not but it kinda looks fishy, and I'm sure he knew a slide was a possibility as there had been a previous slide just to the right of screen which suggests that where he was could be sketchy, it didn't look like he tried to out run it or make it to a safe spot on one of the sides of his run.

Anyway it just looked very staged to me or maybe I'm just showing my limited knowledge on avalanches and riding BC.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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your right , there is something not right about this? cant put my finger on it. still a bit of a risk for an advertising stunt?
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ohh definitely a risk for advertising something but maybe they were testing the airbag system or something like that i dunno but I'm glad you also thought it looked weird means I'm not that crazy.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The only thing that could possibly be dumber than riding exposed alpine terrain in these avy conditions would be to do so with the intention of being caught in an avalanche.

These airbag systems are great, but I hope people don't think that they replace general common sense in avy terrain.
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I don't know of any BCA tests done with humans and rocks at the bottom.

If this was on purpose, that girl better have made a TON of money for risking her life.

You can see the line has been ridden before she got on it. I don't see it being rigged

Looks like she was getting after it and heard it go, that's when she stopped and prepared to pull the trigger
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Look i agree with you and i believe anyone who did this is a fucktard BUT it does look kinda dodgy. Again i have no BC experience so maybe you guys can chime in, would you ride this line? considering the factors right now with the snowpack the fact that a recent slide happened on the adjacent slope. Where would your safe point be? considering she obviously rode down a chute with rocks either side where would her safe point be there?

I guess i was pointing out it looks suss, or maybe I'm just seeing what i consider stupidity.
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Only a complete fucking idiot would ride that line in these conditions.

Only a completely suicidal fucking idiot would trigger an avalanche with the intent of getting caught and going for a ride, no matter the gear they have.
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Not sure what happened to the other thread with this video in it, but yeah that was an extremely dangerous line given what the conditions have been this season. Glad she made it out, but airbag or not that was dumb.
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