I have been exposed to tail rope usage at a NSP S&T training, very difficult!
We don't use them where I patrol. (we have belay sleds for the steep stuff and practice with them every season)
My own experience does not support the use of tail ropes. A capable skier and route selection is the expectation of all patrol.
Note: a "typical" weekend has 30+ codes at this area. That sometimes means a hat trick for two or more patrollers in one day. Yes, that's loaded sleds! No brag, just fact.
So, I'm looking for the good aspects of tail rope usage.
Has anyone saved a patient in a sled with a tail rope?
I get the premis, but fail to realize the effect on the mountain.
Just wanting to learn from the experience of others.