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What beacon do you use?
F1 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
M2 13%  13%  [ 6 ]
X1 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Tracker 43%  43%  [ 20 ]
DSP 13%  13%  [ 6 ]
Opto 3000 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
Pulse 13%  13%  [ 6 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:41 pm 
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What beacon do you use?

I used to use the Tracker, but now I use the Pieps DSP


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use the ortovox m2 since 2000. keep a f1 focus in reserve ... but want to switch to pieps dsp.

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I have a Pieps DSP right now. I also own an Arva Evolution (great beacon btw) that I use as back up or as my beacon if I loan the DSP.

Pieps has a new sub $200 digital beacon coming out soon. I may add that to the quiver.


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Pieps has a new sub $200 digital beacon coming out soon. I may add that to the quiver


Whats it called...Whens it coming out...Will it be distributed by Liberty as well???


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My Tracker works great, but I'll be checking out the new technologies this season for sure.

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powder_tracker wrote:
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Pieps has a new sub $200 digital beacon coming out soon. I may add that to the quiver


Whats it called...Whens it coming out...Will it be distributed by Liberty as well???


It's called the Freeride.
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I think it's going to be right at $200. Liberty is the distributor for Pieps in North America, so I assume it will be sold through them.

I got a chance to talk with the BCA guys on the new Tracker II. Sounds like it should be a nice beacon. Of course their beacon had all "ups and no downs" which got kind of annoying as I was trying to talk different beacon tech with the guy. I guess it's a "I won't talk bad about my company thing" but geeze, even Marcus of Ortovox was willing to discuss their shortcomings. Every beacon has it's ups and downs. Oh well, I look forward to checking out the Tracker II when it comes out anyway.


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Marcus of Ortovox was willing to discuss their shortcomings


Marcus is a great guy, but he is the only rep I've ever talked to that is willing to mention names and short comings. Most reps I deal with (I deal with A LOT of them) are a little more tactful (they know we know who they are talking about).

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Oh well, I look forward to checking out the Tracker II when it comes out anyway.


As far as the tracker2, I hope we are not going to be waiting forever (like the S1). I talked to Eric at the Jam, and he would not even hint to when it would be shipping. He did say it would be this season


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Ha! That is where I talked to Marcus and (maybe) Eric too. I had the crazy looking dog with me for awhile.
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Sorry we didn't get to meet.


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ortovox m2 :wink: simpel and works...
i test all bacon s on market



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What's your favorite bacon on the market? I am partail to thick cut country farms... :wink:

Pretty much all of the beacons work, you just need to know how to use 'em...


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Killclimbz wrote:
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Pieps has a new sub $200 digital beacon coming out soon


Found out today that it should be right at $190.00, but there is no scheduled delivery date...sometime this season...

It sounds similar to the M2 in that it has one antenna. It is full digital however, so I'm guessing that the sound will be a processed sound rather that the actual sound like you get with the M2

The best beacon is the beacon you know how to use best

The best bacon is thick sliced peppered deli bacon

ummmmm baaacoooon :D you know how I am about bacon


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$190 is a good deal. It's stupid but a lot people don't buy beacons because they are too expensive. Yeah, they'll drop $1000 on a board, bindings, boots, another $1000 on outerwear, plus a season pass, then a $300 beacon is too much??? Stupid logic there, but it's there.

Patroller Supply has been trying to get an answer out of Pieps as to when it will be available. Hopefully by November. It's also supposed to be compatable with their Iprobe along with the 5.0 DSP's.

With the 6.0 upgrade they will also be compatable with your Iphone, Ipod, Itunes...


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With the 6.0 upgrade they will also be compatable with your Iphone, Ipod, Itunes...


Maybe it will have breakfast ready for me in the morning :wink:


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