Yeah, and I gotta say I DO feel for the driver.... but hell, no spotter at all woulda been better, and WITH a seatbelt, the likely outcome would have been a couple days of Tylenol, not months of recovery and thousands in medical bills.
This was sheer stupidity all around.
And if that was disconnected... must be mighty stiff suspension.
Did just that on saturday. the waggy was sitting on the edge of a pretty steep dune, side on. We strapped forward while I pulled the back end to the side.
Straping up in this situation workd great. As JBolty and Stvdiego put a little pressure on the straps, I was able to drive right out of that situation,,,,,,,,,,right into another, getting high centered on the razor back. Oh well, I'd rather be HC than barrol rolling down the dune. Thanks again guys for a great weekend!
this vid makes me wanna go run Heart-attack Hill. I've always wanted to go up it, I know its supposed to be one-way down; anyone ever go up it? how was it?
There are two sides to the hill. The part everyone normally goes down has a pretty steep initial drop and IMO going up over it with a short wheel base would be asking to go over backwards. The other side is a little less steep but is sort of a rock face covered with decomposed granite, or some other pea sized rocks, and is pretty slippery. Plenty of people have gone up but personally I am not a fan of having to back down a steep slippery hill with a drop off at the bottom into a canyon. I'll stick to one way.