Emergency release for winter sports equipment

Wolfgang Schott, Veit Senner

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Using a pyrotechnical pill, Winter sports equipment can be electrically released and removed, where mechanical opening is impossible because of missing torque between binding and equipment, e.g., at avalanche and tree-well situations or at ski base jumping with a wingsuit. Since the pill driven binding opening is very fast (∼1 ms), it may also be advantageous at a ski downhill racer accident.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSkiing Trauma and Safety, 18th Volume
PublisherASTM International
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780803175112
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameASTM Special Technical Publication
Volume1525 STP
ISSN (Print)0066-0558


  • Avalanche situation
  • Rescue systems
  • Safety equipment
  • Tree-well


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