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In freeride, it is essential to equip them with the quality equipment in order to minimize the risk of triggering an avalanche. In addition to the trio indispensable DVA, probe and shovel, more and more skiers and snowboarders leave with a backpac… Learn more

In freeride, it is essential to equip them with the quality equipment in order to minimize the risk of triggering an avalanche. In addition to the trio indispensable DVA, probe and shovel, more and more skiers and snowboarders leave with a backpack ABS.

The operation of a backpack airbag

You will notice that when you eat your cereal, the larger pieces that remain on the surface. Theairbag skiing works the same way. Thanks to its airbags, this material increases your volume, knowing that the faster a particle in motion is big, the more it rises to the surface.

All bags airbag operate on the same principle : simply pull on a handle that allows the air cartridge to release and thus to inflate the airbags, of 150 to 200 L, in a few seconds.

What backpack ABS to choose ?

Whether you choose the cartridge system gas or turbine-electric, the 2 have their own advantages and disadvantages. The gas can cause problems when you are travelling by plane and can be used only once. You will need to buy the bottles once you get them used. You will have the choice between a bottle made of metal or a carbon, lighter but more expensive.

With the turbine power, you can recharge the battery to be able to reuse the bag. Thanks to this system, you can train yourself to trigger the hardware to be more serene in the mountains.