Emergency Release for Winter Sports Equipment

    Volume 7, Issue 9 (October 2010)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 30 August 2010

    Page Count: 9


    Schott, Wolfgang
    Dept. Sport Equipment and Materials, Technische Univ. München, Garching,

    Senner, Veit
    Dept. Sport Equipment and Materials, Technische Univ. München, Garching,

    (Received 31 October 2009; accepted 24 July 2010)

    Abstract

    Using a pyrotechnical pill, Winter sports equipment can be electrically released and removed, where mechanical opening is impossible because of missing torque between binding and equipment, e.g., at avalanche and tree-well situations or at ski base jumping with a wingsuit. Since the pill driven binding opening is very fast (∼1 ms), it may also be advantageous at a ski downhill racer accident.


    Paper ID: JAI102824

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI102824

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    Title Emergency Release for Winter Sports Equipment
    Symposium Skiing Trauma and Safety, 2009-05-02
    Committee F27