B-1

The lightest and most compact BCA shovel.

Fixed-length shaft, the B-1 probe fits inside this shovel shaft

Shoveling 101 Handout

Shovelling might sound elementary but it’s the next frontier in decreasing avalanche rescue times. Shovelling takes the majority of time in an avalanche rescue. For information on how to organize and excavate efficiently, download this handout and watch this video.

What makes the bomber shovel so strong?

We have designed our shovels to be the lightest and the strongest shovels on the market. Bomber shovels are made of 6061 aluminum alloy which is the same material commonly used in the construction of airplanes and bike frames. The oval shaft design helps disperse the stress forced on the shaft when lifting or moving heavy material. Our oval shafts are strongest along the major axis, in this case being the vertical axis that takes on the majority of the load. The ferrule of the shovel blade is welded to the back of the pan for continued strength along this load-bearing axis. The blade is constructed for torsional stability through reliefs that enhance the rigidity. This construction allows our Bomber shovels to have an industry leading strength-to-weight ratio.

Which BCA packs is the B-1 shovel compatible with?
The B-1 shovel is compatible with all BCA Float packs and Stash packs.

What is the advantage of a fixed length shovel?
It saves weight.

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