Ollie N.wrote a review of Black Diamond Deploy 3 Shovel on March 14, 2011
Great shovel - the 'deploy' function really works well. Handle extends really well and easily, and it doesn't feel like anything will get in the way of it. The mouth of the shovel is a good size and functions well.
Be aware, this handle is on the short side, which is good because it is compact. When doing avalanche practice I found it easiest to dig on my knees otherwise I'd be bending over significantly. Have a look at the Deploy 7 if you want something with a slightly longer handle.