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Unread 09-22-2012, 11:57 AM   #1
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Unread 09-23-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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wow, it must have been that rock at the end that messed her up. good to see she's well after that

wish they'd stop calling it a car though
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Unread 10-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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I think your link is dead. I assume that it is this video:



And, I agree that it was the worst spotting I have every seem. Pure moronacy.
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Unread 10-17-2012, 12:05 PM   #4
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The spotter was bad yes but that was some pretty terrible driving too.
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Unread 10-17-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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The spotter was bad yes but that was some pretty terrible driving too.

The spotter was not in front of the rig could not see both front tires and so could not see that the passenger side of the rig was going up that hill. Second, he let her drop into that hole on the drivers side. Really awful.


But, you're right. Once the rig started to tilt left she should have called a time out. There is a point in the video where she is in complete peril and still goes forward to the roll. Sickening really.
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Unread 10-17-2012, 12:17 PM   #6
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both were at fault you should really feel that your tipping in that situation
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Unread 10-17-2012, 12:23 PM   #7
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women drivers, sheesh.

but ive been there and done that to my heep, did a barrel roll lol

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Unread 10-17-2012, 12:29 PM   #8
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women drivers, sheesh.
We had a woman driver killed down here at Haspin a couple years ago. She was on an uphill like that one in the video and punched it and went right over backwards. The hill would have been no problem but for her hitting the throttle of a V8 Jeep hard.

I think that was the only Jeep fatality I ever heard of at Haspin Acres (although they kill off ATV riders down here like it was a ghetto neighborhood).
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Unread 10-17-2012, 06:52 PM   #9
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Very sad case, but glad she lived. The spotter has got to feel horrible to this day.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 12:29 AM   #10
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the spotter was bad yes but that was some pretty terrible driving too.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 12:37 AM   #11
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I believe the spotter was mostly to blame. The spotter was right to send him to the right to bring the tires off the hump evenly but he should have had him cut left immediately after, rather than allowing him to drive one wheel into a hole and the other up the bank. Spotter should have had clear vision and given good instructions.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #12
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I've been up and down that hill a couple times. No spotter. IMHO a spotter can help a new person to learn wheeling, but they can also be a crutch in that the driver will depend on the spotter too much and not in themself.

Once she hit the rightside wheel on the slope she should of stopped. She just hit it again.

BTW That hill is pretty steep. You can walk it, but it is hard. It has pretty good grip during the springtime if there was a lot of rain to wash the gravel down.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 03:59 PM   #13
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Looked like she wasn't wearing a seatbelt either.
But yes, horrible spotter + horrible driver = that.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #14
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Good to hear she is ok. Agree with spotter and driving skills but more is the questions.....WTF was she not wearing a seat belt and how many of you wear one when doing the same thing?
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Unread 11-16-2012, 04:33 PM   #15
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If my car is moving, seat belt is on.
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