CrazyDrei

CrazyDrei

Everywhere there is snow.

Andrei's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Running
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Andrei's Bio

Professional ski bum in the winter and rock climber in the summer. Travel year round to keep myself entertained.

CrazyDrei

CrazyDrei wrote a review of on January 6, 2010

5 5

I work in the snow and this is the smallest shovel I will ever carry with me. It has saved a life in a 5' deep burial. There are smaller lighter and more manageable shovels out there however this one is the best all around tool. I have used it in New Hampshire to build quincies, snow caves in Tahoe, backcountry booters in the Wasatch, used it as a sled for an emergency 3,000' vertical descent in the Pacific Northwest even dug my car out after a sandboarding session in Mojave. It's beat up used more then I ever expected and still has plenty of life left in it. Oh yeah the telescoping T handle is more practical than the D handle for use and in-pack storage.

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CrazyDrei wrote a review of on January 6, 2010

5 5

FASTEST and easiest beacon to use: follow the arrows as the numbers decrease. I have worked and played with many beacons however this is the only beacon I use and let my friends use when I am not working. Practice is the most important factor as with all toys however the Tracker makes it easier and faster then other beacons. I use a DSP at work mostly because of the multiple burial and other advanced features however you will never see me with anything other then the Tracker when I'm out playing with friends in the backcountry.

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CrazyDrei wrote a review of on January 5, 2010

3 5

Great beacon on paper however as with all the toys our lives depend on practice and familiarity with equipment is more important than manufacturer specs. The extra functions like the altimeter and the compass will keep most entertained for hours but not too practical in the fiend. This is the best beacon for multiple burials. The DSP isolates known victims better than any other beacon. Once you are within 2 meters of the victim the beacon goes in to a purely distance search mode without directional arrows, very accurate however time consuming almost always requiring the use of a probe(even more time consuming). I use this beacon at work but would would NEVER EVER use it or let my friends use it when I am not working. My Tracker is far superior in user friendliness and speed compared to the DSP when I am playing out of uniform.

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