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snowpack science is useless for most people in the backcountry. if you dig a pit to see how easy it will slide, thats good. you should have an idea what the layers are doing according to recent snowfall and temperature changes anyways.
it matters how fast you can dig out your friends, but not nearly as much as saying "no" before dropping into a sketchy line. just because two people have beacons and they can search super fast doesnt make them invincible. lost equipment, broken bodies, and death can happen no matter how fast you dig someone out. pay attention to conditions, make smart decisions, and dont get too stoked on the snow and you should do alright. leaving super epic runs untouched is hard, but skiing another day is more valuable