Lixywrote a review of Ortovox 200cm Economic Avalanche Probe on February 25, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Not a great title for avy gear.
I've only used this a few times (for snow study and practice)...
1) The markings are already worn off, rendering it rather frustrating for actually doing the job.
2) It's too short. Also quite narrow and not very strong. I've had trouble getting it through ice layers (aka false strikes) when other probes can.
3) It's hard to assemble. With gloves on it usually takes me a try or two and some concentration to get the knot in the notch.
Maybe a good backup to keep in your car or something. But that's about it.