BCA B-52 Avalanche Shovel
The BCA B-52 avalanche shovel is designed to make the tough jobs easier. Whether it is clearing out heli pads, excavating a truck from a snowbank, or building a big jump, the B-52 gets the job done fast. Remember, the excavation process in an avalanche rescue is where the most time can be lost or gained.
The 6061 aluminum BCA Bomber shovels feature an oval shaft with a more packable, bombproof, “ferrule-less” blade, ergonomic grip, and T6 heat treatment.
Includes an end cap on the shaft, which prevents snow from building up along the inside.
The Bomber line boasts an off-the-chart strength to weight ratio, while taking up minimal storage space in your pack
Things to consider when buying an avalanche shovel:
- Size – do the shaft and blade fit in your pack? (note: the bigger the shaft and blade – the more effective the shovel is).
- Weight – is it light enough to carry if you’re ski touring?
- Durability – will it stand up to the rigors of digging through avalanche debris? (note: more durable shovels are inevitably heavier!)
- Grip: D-grip vs. T-Grip – D-Grips are more ergonomic and will make you a better shovel, but are heavier than a T-Grip.
WEIGHT: 2.1 lb / 960 g
BLADE DIMENSIONS: 11 in x 13.3 in / 27.9 cm x 33.8 cm
HANDLE & SHAFT COLLAPSED LENGTH: 21 in / 53 cm
HANDLE & SHAFT EXTENDED LENGTH: 30.5 in / 77 cm
ASSEMBLED COLLAPSED LENGTH: 30.5 in / 77 cm
ASSEMBLED EXTENDED LENGTH: 40 in / 102 cm
BLADE/SHAFT MATERIAL: 6061 T6 Aluminum
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