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hahah epic fail

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by ywen, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Mar 19, 2010 at 4:37 AM
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  2. Mar 19, 2010 at 4:40 AM
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    thats derekabraham
     
  3. Mar 19, 2010 at 4:48 AM
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    How do you see that as fail? It looks like a win to me. Sure, there was a little setback when he lost the rear end, but he recovered and continued on, in mud that would be tough to walk on, let alone drive on.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2010 at 5:09 AM
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    u can hear the truck been more gas as the driver approached the rut.. I believe if the truck was guided thru carefully on low range, the damage would have been prevented. Thus a fail in my book.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2010 at 5:21 AM
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    I watched it again with sound and according to the spectators, there was bumper and taillight damage. I didn't pick that up the first time. I'll go with driver fail, but not epic. :D
     
  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    I agree, I bet his accelerator got stuck!:D
     
  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    Yeah...There LOTS of better ways to tackle that kind of obstacle (that don't involve landscaping with a shovel or gunning it)

    Fail-Yes. Epic- Not really.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    Not enough to mention on this one. Give me time!
    Yeah that's Derek, I am sure if he had it to do over he would change his approach a tad however any dude that has the sack to do what that cat does with a prerunner is good in my book. As they say you pay to play.
     
  9. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    Not fail at all :notsure:

    I dont think you can really say it was a fail unless you were there in the truck. Im sure that trail was way more intense than the vid makes it seem.
     
  10. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    So are they any more photos of the carnage up close??
     
  11. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    It's hard to tell from the camera angle. Stuff always looks easy in pictures and videos. From what I can see, I would have crawled on the right side of the road trying to straddle that big rut on the right. I wouldn't hit the gas unless I went into a rut and I had to so as not to get stuck.

    That really isn't that bad of an attempt. He didn't do it perfect. But if it was easy to do it perfect, wheeling would be boring.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Again with this?
     
  13. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    That sounded and looked alot worse on the video. Not nearly as bad as I thought it would look. Still a bummer tho.
     
  14. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    :facepalm:


    Were you guys there? No. Were you driving the truck? No.


    It was snowing, and it had been raining a lot before that. That mud was a good 4 inches thick.


    That mud was impossible to walk on. A few guys (myself included) ate shit completely. Yes, because I have a PreRunner I had to give it a bit more gas because I can't just crawl over things. By the time the video had started recording, I was already sliding. It was either keep sliding and wind up with my bedside crashing against the rut, or speed up a little and hit it with my bumper instead. I chose my bumper.


    Also, I was the lead truck and people didn't know what to expect out of that. Unfortunately, I was the guinea pig. :eek:


    I just needed to replace my tail light. No big deal. Still the best trail run I've ever been on.
     
  15. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    Thank you for actually being logical. :p
     
  16. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    $60 wasn't too bad. :p


    But yes, you DO pay to play. :eek:



    I WILL get a new bumper eventually, but it can wait. :devil:
     
  17. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    With half my truck in the rut, I thought for sure I was fucked. :p
     
  18. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    Don't be offended. That's part of wheeling. Most guys who posted said you did a decent job.

    If you read my post I admit it is difficult to tell anything on tape.

    No, I wasn't there but I have a lot of experience in similar conditions. You're not the only person who has hit rutted out mud.

    I didn't realize you had a Prerunner. Then yes, you are correct, you did need some momentum to have a chance.

    Sorry for the misunderstanding. I tried to compliment you and down play the carnage.:)
     
  19. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    Lots of folks get paid LOTS of money to watch videos and comment on them...Even tho they weren't there. Look at any sports channel.

    Just because we "weren't there" and "weren't driving" doesn't mean we can't see what was going on. That may have been the best choice you could make....but it still didn't work out great because you tried in the first place.

    (And I think there are photos around here somewhere of the mirror I ripped off my truck trying to follow a Jeeper thru an obstacle. We've all made less than ideal decisions.)


    Edit- Photo Proof that I'm a dumb ass:
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    That's the rut I was in. I'm still looking for the photo with my goofy ass holding my passenger side mirror.
     
  20. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    :mudding:Damn, in a PreRunner... nice! I have one and would have given that trail a skip.
     
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