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ALL MOUNTAIN RIDERS PLEASE READ!!!

Discussion in 'Apex Mountain' started by KbxSrx, Jan 11, 2006.


  1. KbxSrx

    KbxSrx TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Location:
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    I am reading of too many guys dying needlessly in avalanches,
    PLEASE, GET AN ABS AIRBAG BACKPACK!

    Yes, they are expensive.

    Yes, they can save your life.

    Yes, it can happen to you.

    I have done a rescue, missed (by a day) an extrication, NONE OF THE GUYS DYING HAVE AIRBAG PACKS ON!

    Please, source one where you are, buy one from your nearest dealer, or PLEASE call me, I have some here.
    This is not a money making proposition, these conditions scare the hell out of me and I hate hearing about these deaths.

    When I go to the mountains, I take extras for guys I sled with, in the hopes that if something happens, we can help each other.

    This may even help you guys on the flatland, in the rivers, lakes, whatever.
     
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  3. summitking

    summitking TY 4 Stroke Junkie

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    Location:
    Lumby B.C
    air bags

    do you sell them?and if not where can i get one and how much are they?
     
  4. ModMMax

    ModMMax Newbie

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    Location:
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Avalanche pack

    2 killed in Cooke City last week. What do the backpacks cost?
     
  5. KbxSrx

    KbxSrx TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Location:
    Alberta Canada
    985, I can drop off or deliver to lots of places.

    I am going to revy next weekend, edmonton tomorrow and sat.

    Or courier, bus, mail,, whatever
     
  6. Mud Nutts

    Mud Nutts Extreme

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    Location:
    ALBERTA, CANADA
    You can own all the best equipment in the world but you need to know how to use it and the guys you are riding with needed to know how to use it as well. I just got back from Golden BC. I took a avalanche awearness course for 3 days. 6 hours class room and 16 hours in the field. We learned how to use our equipment properly(Becons/Probes) and cut into many snow packs to learn how snow reacts to wind, sun, and temp changes and many other interesting things. Sure opened my eyes!! After taking the course, I don't think I would want to ride with friends without the training because if I was caught, Would they know what to do??? Remember if you are caught your life is in someone elses hands! RIDE SMART AND BE PERPARED!!!
     
  7. KbxSrx

    KbxSrx TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Location:
    Alberta Canada
    EXCELLENT post. I completely agree, I took a couple courses in the last few years, I am kind of ashamed to say not that extreme of one, but it is in the books for sure.
    Way to go man! I would ride with you anytime.

    Have you got your ABS backpack yet? I happen to know where one is, I talked to our buddy Darren about them today, actually.
     
  8. FastAction

    FastAction Expert

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    Location:
    BC Mountains
    Here it is , some video in the download section.
    http://www.abssystem.com/


    I have the 2006 model 50(40+10)escape one . Large enough to carry all camera equipment :Rockon:
     
  9. slymax

    slymax TY 4 Stroke Junkie

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    Location:
    Northern Alberta
    I have the 30 Escape, my kid has the 15 Escape. I carry my safety shovel, probe, spare goggles, gloves, extra layer in mine. As well as video camera and other stuff. it is a really comfortable pack to wear all day. We are a dealer for the ABS ones and stock Freeride, Escape 15 and Escape 30 as well as refill cylinders and triggers(located in Northern Alberta) That is my biggest fear, that we get caught in an Avy, I would rather increase my chances of staying on top. the amount of money we all spend on our sleds and gear these things are a no brainer.
     
  10. Y_Rider

    Y_Rider Extreme

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    Location:
    Edmonton AB
    KbxSrx was that 985 Cdn?
     
  11. KbxSrx

    KbxSrx TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Location:
    Alberta Canada
    yessir.
     
  12. cobaltpilot

    cobaltpilot Veteran

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    Location:
    British Columbia
    Thanks for the service!

    Thanks KBX for those two packs! Great service and prompt delivery.
     
  13. KbxSrx

    KbxSrx TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Location:
    Alberta Canada
    cool Brian, glad you got them. Please, when you get a chance, fax back the pages I left in the box.
    PLEASURE DEALING WITH YOU!

    How is Pemberton shaping up this year?
     
  14. cobaltpilot

    cobaltpilot Veteran

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    Location:
    British Columbia
  15. Cody

    Cody Expert

    Great post ill be sure to get one when i go into the mountains.
     
  16. 1slo_mm

    1slo_mm Newbie

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    Location:
    2 Harbors MN
    I got one at Haydays from the snowbigdeal.com tent. Great group of guys! They showed me how to use it and repack the airbags..
    -dru
     

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