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Old 04-05-2013, 01:37 PM   #21
I think I'm getting the Fear.
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Here's the line you'd take if you were built enough for that obstacle.

http://youtu.be/IhGhUtiOjHA

^ thats more like it.

The OP... so many wtf's.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:39 PM   #22
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SOMETIMES THEY'LL SLIDE GUYS

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Old 04-05-2013, 01:40 PM   #23
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For those that have never been on that obstacle, nearly all trucks need to climb it on an angle like that. The ledges are spaced just right to make it extremely difficult to climb it on a straight line. There is a reason that Pritchet Canyon is one of the harder trails in Moab, and Rocker Knocker is one of them.

I saw that video yesterday and my guess is the lady probably watched someone climb it successfully right before they tried it. Saw that they took it on an angle and did her best to follow what she saw. The problem is she never saw that the front tire was going to drop. You can just see it coming from the view of the camera.

Unlucky for sure and definitely poor spotting but before everyone goes nuts over the line, the lady had the right idea, just put the guy in the wrong place.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #24
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For those that have never been on that obstacle, nearly all trucks need to climb it on an angle like that. The ledges are spaced just right to make it extremely difficult to climb it on a straight line. There is a reason that Pritchet Canyon is one of the harder trails in Moab, and Rocker Knocker is one of them.

I saw that video yesterday and my guess is the lady probably watched someone climb it successfully right before they tried it. Saw that they took it on an angle and did her best to follow what she saw. The problem is she never saw that the front tire was going to drop. You can just see it coming from the view of the camera.

Unlucky for sure and definitely poor spotting but before everyone goes nuts over the line, the lady had the right idea, just put the guy in the wrong place.
I'm in agreement after watching a few other trucks climb it but damn...
She's in the video right above your post too. "sometimes they'll slide" "the first one just did not slide"
Well that's real nice lady.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:44 PM   #25
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[QUOTE=maxamillion2345;6700295]SOMETIMES THEY'LL SLIDE GUYS

http://youtu.be/Eu_xSkqwmMU[/QUOTE]

This video is far more common. The reason the obstacle is called Rocker Knocker is because you crab walk over until you get into the corner by the big rock and your sliders/rockers stop you from crabbing any farther and you finally go up.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #26
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[QUOTE=Box Rocket;6700315]
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SOMETIMES THEY'LL SLIDE GUYS

http://youtu.be/Eu_xSkqwmMU[/QUOTE]

This video is far more common. The reason the obstacle is called Rocker Knocker is because you crab walk over until you get into the corner by the big rock and your sliders/rockers stop you from crabbing any farther and you finally go up.
that still looks gnarr. //pass on that one
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:54 PM   #27
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?!?! SOMETIMES !?!?

I would much rather be built for an obstacle than take a risk like that. A ding here, some pinstripe or a punctured tire etc is one thing... rolling your rig = should not have been there to begin with.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:55 PM   #28
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SOMETIMES THEY'LL SLIDE GUYS

http://youtu.be/Eu_xSkqwmMU
She seemed to have redeemed herself.

Still that's sketchy to do with no roll cage.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:58 PM   #29
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throw sand down so it skids, or is this verboten in wheeling ?
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:00 PM   #30
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^^ that red jeep video had me holding my breath just waiting for him to roll but he did it like a champ
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:04 PM   #31
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That lady is #&@$in' annoying!

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Old 04-05-2013, 02:09 PM   #32
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #33
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That lady is #&@$in' annoying!

In both clips
Nail on the head.. if she was hot it would have been forgiven. Since she looks like Hillary Clinton and sounds just as obnoxious and screwed up? No Mercy.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:42 PM   #35
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Oh and the wife just watched the vid and said, "Wow.. time for her to look for a new job.." lol

Granted everyone can make a mistake or misjudge what will happen but that was painful to watch.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:07 PM   #39
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I get the concept of the spotter and she was obviouly terrible , and admittedly , I'm no rock crawler , but the driver had to know he was in trouble when she kept sending him sideways on that kind of incline

Is there a protocol for telling the spotter to fuck off if you're the driver ?
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Is there a protocol for telling the spotter to fuck off if you're the driver ?
I believe it's "Fuck off, I'm the driver!"

But seriously, just so many wrongs...
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