Recently we received an email from Kirk McEwan, General Manager for Sturtevant’s, that we wanted to share with you all. It touches on how well Ski Retriever functions when you’re out on the back country.
I thought I’d relate my experience to you. I had installed a pair on my Rossi’s (prior to the new mount arriving) and went out skiing up at Crystal Mt.; one of them came off, separating the adhesive pad from the plastic attachment point. I didn’t know that I had lost it until the end of the day, and it was too late to go back and look for it. I was unable to return for 2 weeks, during which they received over 8’ of snow at Crystal. But using the handheld device, I came across a signal while skiing in the South back country. I was a good 200’ away when I got a beep. As luck would have it, I was able to traverse, about 200’ to a very strong signal. Then I started digging, down a foot to a crust, and then another 3’ and I found it! (picture of hole with a pole for reference). It took about 5 minutes from the first beep until I had dug it out. If it had been attached to a ski, I think it would have saved a couple minutes. Needless to say I was thrilled. After 2 weeks, not knowing where I lost it, and that much snow, I didn’t hold out a lot of hope for finding it, but I had to look, and sure am glad I did!
Anyway, I’m glad there’s an upgrade for the mount, and aside from coming off the ski, it works incredibly well!
I hope SIA was good for you,
See you soon,
Dual Sports Inc.
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Kirk’s trouble with the old Ski Retriever Mounting Kit has been fixed so that newer systems should risk losing their unit while enjoying fresh powder. If you are currently using our old mounting system, please check out this article to learn about getting a free upgrade to the new kit.