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 Post subject: Project Zero
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:42 am 
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At first glance, it may seem like a pretty ambitious goal, but anything's possible, right? In light of the fact that weve had 9 avalanche fatalities in the last ten days in the US alone.. I feel like the message is not getting out. Dont know what its going to take, but it's obvious that decision-making is rusty all around..

http://avysafety.org/

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 Post subject: Re: Project Zero
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:28 am 
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I got to talk to some of the Project Zero guys at SIA. Sounds like we can expect big changes to the avalanche education format. It is a lofty goal, and almost certainly unattainable. It can also reduce what we are currently seeing accident wise. I believe it can be a serious reduction. I am all for supporting this program.


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 Post subject: Re: Project Zero
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:10 pm 
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Lofty? Hell yea. Unattainable? Hell no. Sure at the rate were goin this year, they should call it project <20. But i think that fundamental change in the education format is what we need. Also, the demographic that is out there needs to communicate this too.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Zero
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:33 am 
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1% of sales from manufacturers of backcountry gear would help fund this rather big issue we have. Change is needed.


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 Post subject: Re: Project Zero
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:35 pm 
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1% of sales would be an incredible boost to education and forecast efforts. It will very interesting to see if the industry (manus and resorts) get behind this effort. While it makes sense from a "right thing to do" perspective it costs them dollars and some of those companies really like to hold on to those.


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 Post subject: Re: Project Zero
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:15 pm 
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i like the 1% idea. times like this may already have companies struggling, but it seems reasonable to me.. and the cause is certainly warranted.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Zero
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:54 am 
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1% can just be added to the price if it had too....

But it will take a lot of companies coming together to achieve something worth while. Jones Snowboards are good at this stuff with POW and i would hope they are thinking big in terms of avalanche awareness, maybe we will see something in the future.

Funding for more rider education, in person and online. More in the field events, more beacon practice days has only got to be positive.


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