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Old 11-19-2009, 11:21 AM
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BUT....NEVER take more risks just because you have an airbag on your back. There's no guarantee that you'll be okay, it's just an extra tool to help in case of an accident.
This is the part I have to drill into my thick skull. I am specifically thinking of an instance last year where we sat and looked at a slope and decided it was dangerous and never went on it. We stared at it and talked about it and dug up the snow for about 20 minutes...we WANTED to go there, but didn't in the end. I hope this pack doesn't tilt my judgement the other way a tad.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:36 PM
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This is the part I have to drill into my thick skull. I am specifically thinking of an instance last year where we sat and looked at a slope and decided it was dangerous and never went on it. We stared at it and talked about it and dug up the snow for about 20 minutes...we WANTED to go there, but didn't in the end. I hope this pack doesn't tilt my judgement the other way a tad.
When in DOUBT....move OUT. I dont second guess slopes anymore. If I dont feel comfortable, or it just doesnt look quite right, I move on. Its just NOT WORTH THE RISK.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:54 PM
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Not sure on Avy classes in my area, is there videos or somethign i can get sent to my home for more knowledge? Last year was my first year riding, i ride with very experienced ppl, but not to say there gonna be there all the time. I read all the stuff i can, but if you can mail or if theres a class near by and a date/price i'd def be interested! Thanks for all the info!
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Old 11-27-2009, 01:22 PM
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Not sure on Avy classes in my area, is there videos or somethign i can get sent to my home for more knowledge? Last year was my first year riding, i ride with very experienced ppl, but not to say there gonna be there all the time. I read all the stuff i can, but if you can mail or if theres a class near by and a date/price i'd def be interested! Thanks for all the info!
Mike Duffy might be doing a class this year close to you. He travels the country and does classes all season. Visit Avalanche1.com and you can get in touch with him and see when his next/closest class is in your area. I don't have any movies that teach a class, the only ones I have are more about using the beacon, airbag, shovel/probe, etc. There are several basic instructional videos for snowmobilers and avalanches on youtube. Or your local avalanche center usually has a list of good videos to watch. Just try to get one directed to sledders, the skier videos have a bunch of stuff that doesn't really apply to us snowmobilers. Let me know if you need any other information.
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Not sure on Avy classes in my area, is there videos or somethign i can get sent to my home for more knowledge? Last year was my first year riding, i ride with very experienced ppl, but not to say there gonna be there all the time. I read all the stuff i can, but if you can mail or if theres a class near by and a date/price i'd def be interested! Thanks for all the info!
There are some online courses that have vids, etc that I will see if I can dig up for you. I know I went through atleast one the last couple of years. They were great.


Found this one real fast for you, I believe it was the one that I reviewed many times last winter

http://ocw.usu.edu/Forest__Range__an...snow-dynamics/

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Anyone know of any snowmobile specific Avalanche classes in Western WA this year?
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Anyone know of any snowmobile specific Avalanche classes in Western WA this year?
Saw another thread ...... Hold please..... Yup there it is Herb....

http://backcountryrebels.com/showthread.php?t=17226



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Thanks, I did see that and am planning on going, but I guess I should have been more specific...

I'm looking for a Level 1 Avalanche class geared towards sledders. Just trying to up my game this year and get even more prepared!
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Here's a list of Level 1 Avalanche course providers by state. Most of them are geared towards backcountry skiers and snowboarders, would be awesome if there were some geared towards sledders...
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ABS wasn't at are snow show. I need to get mine ready to go. It has a yellow bottle. There is no valve or regulator. Sealed sys. So do I need to send in the pack?
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