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MSR Striker 320 Snow Probe - The MSR Striker 320 Snow Probe is engineered for professionals and recreationalists who demand a long, reliable probe for deep snow packs, search-and-rescue applications, and expeditions. With beefed-up strength and stiffness in its lower sections, the unique construction also keeps it very light.
MSR Avalanche Probes Striker 240 Probe 3161. Unlike flimsy probes its stronger stiffer lower sections reduce deflection offering greater accuracy and efficiency when probing in a strategic search. Combined with fast reliable deployment the Striker 240 refines this mandatory component of your safety kit.
Compact, exceptionally light and ultra-stiff, the Striker 240 probe adds a new level of reliability to the touring gear of skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers in the backcountry. Unlike flimsy probes, its stronger, stiffer lower sections reduce deflection, offering greater accuracy and efficiency when probing in a strategic search. Combined with fast, reliable deployment, the Striker 240 refines this mandatory component of your safety kit. Features Compact: 240-cm length stows easily in a smaller day pack and is suitable for average snow packs.Dual-Diameter Construction: A 13-mm diameter and thicker wall maximize stiffness in critical lower sections for truer, more accurate probes; 11 mm uppers shed weight.Durable: High-strength, lightweight 7075 aluminum construction, with corrosion-resistant coated stainless steel cable.Fast Deployment: Single-pull design, quick-link ferrules and an instant-locking pin deploy probe fast when time matters.Hassle-Free Probing: Textured top section offers added grip. Glove-friendly T-handle clips to shaft during use; and 5 cm depth markings are off-set for 360 visibility-all adding key efficiency. Specifications Weight 11 oz / 295 g Length 240 cm Material(s) Aluminum Country of Origin Korea
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A probe is just a probe, and they're all created the same, right' Wrong. MSR knows that backcountry skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoers need a tough, reliable probe, but it also knows that weight and packability are also key factors; the Striker 240 Probe is the best of both worlds. The Striker is made of high-strength 7000-series aluminum and a corrosion-resistant, coated stainless steel cord. At 13mm in diameter, the Striker features thicker walls for maximized stiffness in the effective lower sections. Tapered, quick-link ferrules and a fast, single-pull locking assembly make the most of those precious seconds in a rescue situation. The ergonomic T-handle provides a comfortable feel.
The MSR Striker Avalanche Probe is purpose-engineered to be among the stiffest on the market for greater probing accuracy while featuring an exceptionally light weight.