SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2011

Emergency Release for Winter Sports Equipment


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.

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Schott, Wolfgang
Technische Univ. München, Garching, Germany
Senner, Veit
Technische Univ. München, Garching, Germany
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Developed by Committee: F27
Pages: 65–75
DOI: 10.1520/STP49264S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-8685-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7511-2