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post #21 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-08-2016, 04:14 AM
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Re: How NOT to climb a hill

If I ever make it a summit someday, Y'all should probably keep a camera rolling on me.
I'll give you a you tube moment to savor, most likely.
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I could be wrong, but I feel like with lockers, that looks like a hill that could be crawled up.
It appeared to me as if he did have the front locked, just stalled it. We all know how pics and film never capture the grade of an obstacle. And looking at the loose gravel, dirt, combined with washouts, it more than likely got to steep to hold traction.



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I don't see how you can bounce that much if you are properly aired down.

http://youtu.be/BvwgiomuDWI

Here is a truck in our local club aired down to 12-14 PSI. Check out the air at 12 SEC.
The only reason I'm posting this is that the accident in the first post reminds me of this climb.
I tried to climb it several times. Walked it, scouted it and then tried to crawl it with just A-TRAC engaged. I tried that 2 times with no luck and had to carefully back down each time. 3rd attempt was with A-TRAC and DIFF locked and some speed. But didn't have enough momentum to get over the first obstacle (12 sec) mark. And there was a big root sticking out of the bank I didn't want to sacrifice the side of the vehicle to make the climb.
Anyway, this 80 makes it. He's locked up and after several failures by many rigs including 40s, FJCs, 60s, 80s, he gets it. He does sacrifice a tire towards the end though.

Not trying to argue here but when people watch this video, they will judge and say too fast, no control. There was one way up this hill and that was it. It was very steep, combined with big rocks, loose rocks and debris.
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I don't think he was going too fast, I think given how loose and steep the hill was there was no way he was going to crawl it. His mistake was getting sideways.
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I don't think he was going too fast, I think given how loose and steep the hill was there was no way he was going to crawl it. His mistake was getting sideways.
Agreed.

NEVER get sideways on an incline.

That spotter should have had his nose in the dirt and relayed to the driver exactly what the tires were going to encounter.

There should have been at least one of those multitude of guys that should have been yelling at that guy to not turn.

What was he planning on doing? Turning around and going down that incline forward?

I don't try hard inclines if it's dangerous to back down. For instance a loose sand incline that drops off on both sides... kinda like a "sand ramp".
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I saw that arm out the window and CRINGED
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I don't see how you can bounce that much if you are properly aired down.
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At a sharp enough angle it doesn't take much... sometimes you don't even notice the front end coming up a little. That's where a little forward momentum is a bit nice, lol.

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That's like what we call a "Yard Sale" in Montana...
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Ouch! Hope they're alright!


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Re: How NOT to climb a hill

My medicness is thinking i need a c collar, maybe a tourniquet, make a splint or 2, and some fentanyl lollipops if i was there.

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