Originally Posted by kaston
i chose the voile system because even though the probe goes in the shovel handle, it's still a fullsize probe at 2.6 m. this is longer than any other probe/shovel combo that i found. they sell this probe as a fullsize probe on its own too (it's not a specially made probe that has been downsized to fit in a shovel) so i think it's reliable.
2.6m is still on the short side. It'll work, but every professional out there will tell you to go longer.
In any case, if you find a good deal on the same set-up elsewhere, you should contact avalanchetools.com and ask if he'll match/beat the other price. Can't guarantee he will, but I did this last year, the guy was very cool about it and totally hooked me up.