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post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 08:51 PM
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that sounds like 99% bullshit.
Not from what I understand, though the odds "are" significantly better if you go in somewhat upright.
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It's an easy diy... a little piece of stiff cord between the binding ratchets, looped and tied off with a couple of zip ties at each end. Some of ratchets require drilling a hole in the tab of the ratchet. It works well....just pull and both release...fast and easy...and it also makes it easier to get strapped in. Volie light rail bindings apparently come this way and its where I got the idea. Having been in a treewell, in deep poo and now with a split; there are definite reasons to have something rigged to get out of bindings fast and easier.

Good job. Thanks for taking a pic!
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I went head first into 3 wells already. I should of been dead if it wasn't for my friends. But it wasn't just out of blue, i tried a back flip of a cat track and i couldn't stop so i plowed to the closes tree. Head first you really cant do shit. cant see, cant hear, really hard to move and the more you move the deeper you sink. Real shit tree wells are.
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This is what's left of the tree well, taken today.
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Thats not even bad. I was in a hole that i couldn't see the bottom. A legit hole beside the tree.
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Thats not even bad. I was in a hole that i couldn't see the bottom. A legit hole beside the tree.
Oh that is a legit hole my friend. Just a bad camera angle.
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Thats not even bad. I was in a hole that i couldn't see the bottom. A legit hole beside the tree.
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Oh that is a legit hole my friend. Just a bad camera angle.
You can't really say that wasn't a 'legit' tree well because it doesn't 'look' big. That's the problem with tree wells, you can't really see them. You can only have the knowledge to understand how they work, and where they might be so you can avoid them

This is a pic right after digging my buddy out. He went in head first, his board was level with the snow and luckily I saw him go in.

Doesn't look all that spectacular either!

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Did you have a shovel?
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Did you have a shovel?
Nope
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Well that's some good digging then! Sounds like your friend made it out safe and sound. Glad to hear.
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