Familiar to rescue organizations and professional mountain guides, the extendible quick-release tensioning system of the Ortovox 240 Carbon PFA Probe enables efficient utilization and collapse in a matter of seconds.
The large arrow probe-heads exceed the diameter of the extended freeze-resistant carbon probe line, allowing it to be retracted with ease. The durable steel cable pull line makes it ideally suited to frequent use, as well as the comfortable EVA foam grip sleeve.
The clearly marked burial depth markings can be read quickly, ensuring pinpoint precision and rapid response times.
One of the lightest avalanche probes currently available, this rigid carbon probe features a light and strong Kevlar® tensioning cord and a bullet fitting for rapid assembly. A quick pull on the tensioning system assembles the probe. Pulling up on the small disc near the top instigates a simple disassembly.
Quick-release cover: All Ortovox probes are delivered with the high quality cover system that does without any drawstrings at all. Just compress the opening and pull out the probe.
PFA tensioning system: PFA stands for ‘Patented Flash Assembly’ and therefore for reliable tensioning within seconds, and just as quick release and folding.
Tensioning: Simply hold the last element and remove the cap. The elements are secured and the probe is ready for use.
Release: Press the quick release up with the thumb and the probe is ready to be folded together.
Carbon: Our premium probes are made of carbon. The material is extremely stiff, yet very light. Another advantage is the low thermal conductivity of the material – the probe freezes less quickly than other steel or aluminium models.
Depth marker: Here you can read the burial depth of the victim and accordingly schedule your shoveling strategy.
Anti-slip grip made of EVA foam: The probe fits pleasantly in the hand due to the EVA foam grip while the hands are protected by the same cold-resistant material.
Extendable: For this probe, there are extension segments, perfect for any professional use.
Further Carbon Information:
Carbon is the 15th most abundant element found in the earth's crust and is used on the surface of modern racing skis and as a hybrid element in ski waxes supporting the World Cup and elite North American racing scenes.
Electro-thermal purification technology is applied to carbon materials at 3,000C creating a crystalline structure with exceptional purity.
In effect, it is stronger, lighter, more durable, efficient and resilient.