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...avalanche beacons? I'll be getting mine soon. A couple of my friends already have theirs. Most of the people I ride with don't have them though. Just curious what percentage of riders do. I realize a lot of people don't live near avalanche areas. Not much avalanche threat in Iowa. hehe.

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I don't live near or ride near any avalanche areas so I don't own one.

BUT!!! If I did live in a dangerous area, I would own one. What is the price of your life worth? One measely beacon? Absolutely.

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by FrozenSmile:

I don't live near or ride near any avalanche areas so I don't own one.

BUT!!! If I did live in a dangerous area, I would own one. What is the price of your life worth? One measely beacon? Absolutely.

Live to Ride! - FrozenSmile[/quote]
exactly.


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No hills within like 100 miles or more from where I live, so I don't think one is necessary for me.



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we don't get avalanches here. even if we did like intended said I doubt it would do me much good under a pile of rocks.
 

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Beacons are definitely a must where you are AKScrambler (I checked out your website). I ride in Northern Colorado and Wyoming and there is some pretty serious avy danger here. I don't own a beacon so I don't ride in the most dangerous areas but it's not only a beacon that will save your arse, its your buddies you trust to find and dig it out. If you do get one you should definintely practice a fiew times. The big names are Ortovox and the new DTS Tracker, which is supposed to be the easiest to use for beginners. There are a bunch of websites to check out.
 

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Smokey, you're absolutely right. If your buddies don't know how to use them, you're S.O.L. I've been to avalanche classes and trained with one of the Ortovox units on my job. I'm not sure if my buddies have been trained or just read the instructions. Practicing with them is a great idea.

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hey now, i live in IOWA, but your right, not much need for one here, but i supposed if you were to ride in an avalanch prone area, it just might same your life......oh and i think an avalanch would stop a cat, like a cat hit by a truck on the highway-------j.k.
 

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I don't use one because i live on like the flattest part of the planet. But if i lived in Alaska or near any mountains it would be the second thing i would buy after a sled.

How exactly do they work. I know that they are for if you get trapped under snow but does it send your position to a receiver or what?

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When you strap them on they are always in transmit mode. So if you get burried, your buddies (if they aren't buried too) can put theirs in receive mode to locate you.

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Oh yeah I have seen those on some tv show. I think that backcountry skiers use them too.

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I don't have one because I only goto the mountains once a year. It would be good to have but I think i'll stay away from the avalanche areas.



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if you were to ride in an avalanch prone area, it just might same your life......oh and i think an avalanch would stop a cat, like a cat hit by a truck on the highway-------

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