Post subject: Re: Brett Kobernik's Ski Pole Penetrometer???
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:04 am
Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:03 am Posts: 312
Cowboy showed us this in an avvy clas earlier this season. It's neat as hell. The idea is that is gives you a standard, repeatable way of testing the resistance of the snow to penetration of the rod ( ), i.e. consolidation. This then allows you to 'score' it and make meaningful assessemnt of the snow, instead of just saying it's "3 from the elbow" or "9 from the elbow", which can be very subjective.
On a side note, it's pretty awesome to watch the father of splitboarding at work. He's got all sorts of homemade tools and devices stuffed into various hidden pockets like some kind of superhero, and doesn;t even need a backpack most of the time.