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How to be a lousy spotter...

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by majorhavok, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.

    ^ thats more like it.

    The OP... so many wtf's.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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  3. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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    Box Rocket just trying to help

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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.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    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.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    Box Rocket just trying to help

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  6. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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  7. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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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.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    She seemed to have redeemed herself.

    Still that's sketchy to do with no roll cage.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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  10. Apr 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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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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    That lady is #&@$in' annoying!

    In both clips
     
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  14. Apr 5, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    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.
     
  15. Apr 5, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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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.
     
  17. Apr 5, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    ^^^^this.
     
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    Fucking hell. I've never seen rock climbing before, that looks fucking sick... :eek:
     
  19. Apr 5, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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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 ?
     
  20. Apr 5, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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    But seriously, just so many wrongs...
     
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