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DaveInDenver
04-20-2011, 02:31 PM
Jeff Wyshynski's on-board camera during a skier-trigger (by him) avalanche.

http://vimeo.com/22250873

He popped the chute and made it through the slide.

http://www.backcountryaccess.com/index.php?id=74

subzali
04-20-2011, 05:32 PM
Wow.

60wag
04-20-2011, 07:55 PM
The hd helmet cam is a cool view but it'd be good to see the airbag floating in the moving snow from a distance.

DanS
04-21-2011, 12:24 AM
Interesting indeed.

I have a friend who used one in a snowmobiling avalanche this year that would probably have been really, really bad otherwise. He ended up near the surface, his led--not so much.

Dan

Corbet
04-21-2011, 07:52 AM
Yah a side view would be cool to have been cool to see. I would have liked to see the crown to know just how big it was. When it broke it did not look deep but you only get a fraction of a second of footage.

I've never had a big slab break out from under me but have had a few sluffs knock me over. Its really a helpless feeling.

Caribou Sandstorm
04-21-2011, 05:33 PM
Well I am sold. I have been on the fence about a camera and that did it for me. The shadow made that camera look like a GO Pro.

Also Thanks for the BCA link Dave. I have their first gen beacon and it is great. I definately want that pack!

RockRunner
04-21-2011, 10:25 PM
Wow that was wild. When I still skied we just had our probes and shovels and if lucky some beacons. Only needed to use those twice, once for a friend and once for another skier. The Wing is a great idea and it seems to really work. Would have been cool to see a side view and a view of the slide area too.

Thought it was funny how the heli pilot just stood there leaning on the copter like he has seen it all already.