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FS: Brand-new ABS Avalanche Rescue Devices Vario Base Unit, Avalanche Airbag Pack (S)

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SOLD

 

Brand-new in the box, never worn or used, below photos are of actual item.  With this ABS Base Unit, you can buy any size or style zip-on pack you like from ABS, Dakine, Arva, or Ski-Doo.

 

*** This pack INCLUDES a new but just-discharged (for shipping) nitrogen cylinder and trigger handle, which you can exchange for a full one at your local ABS dealer or online.***

 

• ABS system features two strong, lateral, nylon and PVC airbags for double the protection, unhindered sight and movement, and large 170L buoyancy volume
• ABS carrying system is comprised of shoulder straps, adjustable hip and chest straps, and anchoring leg loop; it’s TUV-certified for extreme use
• Progressive pneumatic-pyrotechnic release activates system—quick pull of the handle, using very little force, quickly inflates the system
• Canister (included, but empty) uses compressed nitrogen for performance at low temperatures
• Nylon construction is durable and strong
• Padded, foam back structure with breathable mesh reduces strain and fatigue and improves comfort
• Ergonomic hip-belt carries the load in comfort; belt has pocket for easy access to essentials
• Size small, for up to 19.3-inch back length (ABS doesn't have a medium size, just "small" and "large".)
• Base unit and cover attached securely with YKK zipper and stabilizing straps
• MSRP: $979.95

 

Note: wearing this airbag system does NOT guarantee that you will survive an avalanche burial or a slide amidst avalanche debris; get educated, get the right tools, travel with partners, and be smart out there.

 

Actual photos of item for sale:

 

High-res: http://www.dirtimage.com/forsale/abs-base-unit-back.jpg

 

 

High-res: http://www.dirtimage.com/forsale/abs-base-unit-front.jpg

 


$575 shipped with a DISCHARGED nitrogen cylinder and trigger to lower 48 states. (Shipment of a full cylinder by an uncertified shipper like me would require paying an expensive Hazardous Materials fee, so shipping it discharged means I can sell for a lower price.) Add 3% for PayPal fee unless paying by USPS money order.

 

SOLD

 

I can discharge the cylinder in a different pack if you want to receive this one 100% virgin, or I could activate this pack and video it for the buyer (before packing for shipment) to see it work.

 

You can exchange the empty cylinder for a full one for around $30 at shops that service ABS packs, or just mail it in for exchange. (Certified shippers don't have to pay UPS or FedEx a haz-mat fee.) Or pick up pack with a full nitrogen cylinder just north of Los Angeles, if you're local.  Here's an example of a shop that exchanges ABS cylinders/triggers: http://www.alssports.com/Product.aspx?pf_id=10213465&gclid=CM7ktYjewroCFSEV7AodmHYAQQ

 

ABS Airbag pre-season prep:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFnsCFqkicM#t=511

 

Deflating the air bags quickly:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yssO2Z97PUA

 

Resetting & repacking the pack after inflation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HoRDmX4auA


Edited by 1000oaks - 10/2/14 at 9:28pm
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Do you still have this?

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Sorry I neglected to update post, it sold last winter.

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