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    Emergency Release for Winter Sports Equipment

    Published: Jan 2011

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    Using a pyrotechnical pill, Wintersports 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.


    safety equipment, avalanche situation, tree-well, rescue systems

    Author Information:

    Schott, Wolfgang
    Technische Univ. München, Garching,

    Senner, Veit
    Technische Univ. München, Garching,

    Committee/Subcommittee: F27.65

    DOI: 10.1520/STP49264S

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