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ANOTHER FLOAT SUCCESS STORY: BULGARIAN SNOWBOARDER CAPTURES INCIDENT ON HELMET CAM.

Our latest Float airbag success story comes from an unlikely destination: Bulgaria. Check out this POV footage from Bulgarian snowboarder Filip Popov, who got caught in a small slab avalanche in Bansko, Bulgaria:

In a Facebook post to Backcountry Access, Popov said he first thought the avalanche was too small to justify pulling the trigger on his Float 36 airbag. But then he said he started tumbling out of control and no longer saw daylight. He said it took a few seconds to find the trigger, then three or four seconds for the airbag to pull him to the surface. The slide stopped five to six seconds after that. Filip bought the Float airbag in Germany (probably Sport Conrad) and got his cylinder refilled after the incident by our fun-loving Bulgarian distributor, Hristo Petrov, owner of Stormshop in the capital city of Sofia. Boza said he also owns a Tracker2 avalanche transceiver and BCA avalanche shovel and probe, all purchased from Hristo.

We always love hearing from folks that have used our equipment “in combat.” This feedback is not only invaluable for product development, but it’s extremely rewarding to the entire BCA team to know that we’re helping save lives.

Kate Thomas November 04, 2013 6 tags (show)

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