ahhh, I just don't like that there have been recalls for the tracker two and I've heard poeple tell me about wierd things happening (like turning to search mode by itself). that's shit you never want to think about with your beacon, EVER. the original DTS is still the standard for ease of use, and it's better on your wallet. time tested, rider approved. had mine for 8 seasons now.
I'l have to check out the recalls. I had no idea. For me though the tracker2 hasn't failed at all and I have spent 3-4 hours practicing with it this year and I find it easier to search with than the DTS. Never switched into search mode when I have been skiing either.
I am almost 100% certain that when you go cat skiing they give you beacons to use and not your own so they know the limits of them and they know the battery levels are all correct. At least that is what went on when I went cat skiing.
When you walk out the door in the morning, what matters most is not what type of skiing you do but whether that skiing is any good. On a waist-deep day, dropping into tight chutes or open bowls, down a sweet line throught the trees where pockets of wind-blown snow create so many natural lips and launching pads... So lets let the dubious bickering within our own sport die with it. The answer is already out there, along with the energy, the freedom, and the truth: What "saved skiing" is SKIING. - Tom Bie
Thats what I like about it. I have only been in a real search with an analog Ortovox, and I practiced with a Mammut for a few days, but didn't like it. Mostly because it was a little more confusing than the DTS and the multiple burial system was good but it fought the simplicity. Practical to practice with but during a real search your mind is going; FUUCKKKK WHAT THE FUCKK DO I DOOO!, and not really considering multiple burials. I believe simple is better even if you know what you are doing. Barryvox is better if you are planning on going with larger groups of people or being a guide. Most pros I know use Barryvox but recommend Trackers.