14 Jan 2016

ABS unveils the new generation of avalanche airbags: with its wireless partner activation, P.RIDE reduces a significant functional deficit

Heralding the dawn of a new era. With its new P.RIDE, the first product equipped with wireless partner activation as standard, the avalanche airbag market leader ABS is addressing a functional gap affecting avalanche airbags: studies show that 20 percent of airbags are not activated in an avalanche, mainly as a result of failure to pull the handle. The ABS P.RIDE is the first avalanche airbag to address this safety issue by actively helping prevent the user's own burial as well as that of his or her companions...

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08 Oct 2015

ABS emerges from the recall even stronger, ready for the new 2015/16 winter season

With winter just around the corner, the issues of mountain safety and avalanche risk are once again very topical concerns. The avalanche airbag specialist ABS, based in Gräfelfing near Munich, is feeling confident about the new season. The extensive steel cartridge recall campaign and related difficulties have now been overcome. Managing Director Peter Aschauer is positive about the future and apologises to customers for the inconvenience caused.

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11 Feb 2015

30 years of the ABS avalanche airbag: From niche product to recognized emergency equipment

What began with a Bavarian forest ranger's accidental discovery in the 1970s became an innovative but initially neglected niche product. Through decades of development work, practical experience and system optimization, the avalanche airbag has now established itself as an integral part of emergency equipment for freeriders and ski-tourers.

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