Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour Probe 265 for Snow Avalanche.
Be armed and ready to brace the steep snowy hazards with the Snow Avalanche Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour Probe 265. Using a QuickDraw ferrule speed cone system, the Super Tour Probe 265 is fast enough to be deployed within a matter of seconds. Constructed from long lightweight aluminum shafts, it is durable enough to cut in deep hard snow and is also effective as a search tool for the worst case burial scenario. Geared with a rapid deployment stuffsack, it s easy to set up the Super Tour, making it perfect for emergency use. It is equipped with 5 cm markings to provide an accurate and reliable avalanche snow pit evaluation. Always be ready for the action, the Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour Probe 265 is the most versatile snow-safety tool for emergencies in backcountry trips.
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The Black Diamond Super Tour Probe is a versatile probe that blends lightweight yet strong construction with a long length and maximum compactability. Seven oversized aluminum tubes mesh together instantly with our speed cone ferrules to create a tough, smooth outer surface. Our QuickDraw system allows the probe to be completely assembled in the time it takes to toss it from its bag into the air. Other features include markings in five-centimeter increments for depth readings and a non-slip grip.
|Extended length:||265cm / 99 in.|
|Length:||8 ft 3 in / 265 cm|
|Pull Cord Material:||Stainless Steel|
|Segment Length:||15 in / 38 cm|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||793661093374|
|Weight:||300 g or 10.6 oz|
|Weight (Grams):||285 g|
|Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour Avalanche Probe||$46.71 - $52.95|
On the east coast a 265cm seems sufficient for our wicked deep snowpack.
The probe is light enough and easy enough to access, even if you leave it in the bag for the tour. It'll deploy quickly and effortlessly for a timely search.
Also works well for looking for hidden crevasses and other unseen threats.
Could go with a higher end carbon or a longer probe, but the justification isn't always there. The weight is fine on this. The length works for up to the deepest burials.
Luckily, I've never been called upon to use this in a critical situation, but this probe packs down and stores well and assembles easily. During trials at the local beacon training course it works fine and seems structurally sound.
I have yet to use this in the backcountry thankfully, but in practicing with it I have appreciated how quickly the probe assembles, the quickdraw aspect allows you to have the entire probe put together in mere seconds.
A great purchase for the price. No need for a carbon probe, unless you are super weight conscious. This gets the job done, doesn't get stuck even after repeated use. Very easy to break down and store.
This is a great everyday backcountry probe, it's what I keep for all my backcountry kits. It's obviously not as light as the carbon version, but still super reasonable, as well as quick and easy to assemble.
Probe is a good length (longer than most, but not too long). It has 5cm marks to measure snow depth. I really like the grip at the base for no slip when erecting it.
Always strange reviewing gear you hope never to have to use...
However, it's well made, reasonably light, and goes together quickly and easily. You could pay double plus for another probe, but really, why??
Right length and snaps together in a second with the draw cable. Used the 265 probe in a Feb 2012 avalanche awareness class, and it was ideal for the field day.
This probe is very solid and does what it is supposed to do. Very easy to assemble. A little harder to disassemble. Excellent product that should last a long time.
My husband almost cut off two fingers last night disassembling this product. After you extend it, its difficult to unassemble. The top section has an opening and when you are trying to collapse it, if you get your fingers near it, it will suddenly close and take a piece of your fingers with it. Very dangerous, not recommended.
Overall, this is a pretty good probe for the price. I don't think I'll be breaking it anytime soon. The design could definitely be tweaked to make it easier to disassemble though. When you have gloves on, breaking down the probe simply doesn't work very well. If BD were to use a design like the BCA probes use, it would make it more user-friendly when you have gloves on.
One thing to note is that BD should get rid of the sandpaper grip thing and use some of the gummy grip like they put on the Traverse poles. Currently, the grip wears away the numbers making it harder to use the probe for snow study.