Welcome to our new beta design! Click here to go back to the old Newschoolers.
japanadadummy cant 'swim and kick' to help get to the surface.
chickendon't the packs also help decrease the initial impact, as well as increase the chance of getting an air pocket in a burial?
GnarcotiksCouldnt they just do a study on the survivability but have it done by a third party. Take 1000 slides that caught people. Figure out the number who had ABS bags and the number that didnt. Then take that and find the probability of surviving an avalanche with the use of ABS or not.
Dr.DealgoodThis is the only more "academic" research I know of pertaining to airbags.
It's a good read and points out what should be obvious: technology isn't just going to magically save you in the mountains.
HughesWhat do you mean? the point is for you not to get buried in the first place...