Hardness Tester | GRHardnessTester.comAvaTech has designed SP1, or the “smart” probe, which is a device aimed to help skiers and snowboarders with avalanche safety.  The device measures the hardness of each layer of snow with its 10 sensors to provide skiers and snowboarders with more information about how stable a slope is or is not.  The SP1 is a huge advancement in snow science.  The current way for skiers and snowboarders to test a slope’s stability is to dig a pit and do a compression test to measure how well the snow holds together.  Staples will test SP1 this winter.

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