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Old 01-17-2011, 08:08 PM
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I will mention that I saw way too many D-rings placed between towstraps when yanking people out. Those suckers make great canon balls when a strap breaks. They can shatter windows, dent bodies, distroy radiators, and if you took one to the head I bet it could kill you. Straps break, recovery points fail. Please lets all think and practice safety. Educate our fellow club members and friends with good recovery techniques. Know when it is time to put away the strap and use the winch. I am very greatful that the only damage I saw was to Gary's front hub studs and a tow strap that only tore 3/4 of the way through.
Thanks for the good time.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:28 PM
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I will mention that I saw way too many D-rings placed between towstraps when yanking people out. Those suckers make great canon balls when a strap breaks. They can shatter windows, dent bodies, distroy radiators, and if you took one to the head I bet it could kill you. Straps break, recovery points fail. Please lets all think and practice safety. Educate our fellow club members and friends with good recovery techniques. Know when it is time to put away the strap and use the winch. I am very greatful that the only damage I saw was to Gary's front hub studs and a tow strap that only tore 3/4 of the way through.
Thanks for the good time.
I agree Farnham

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Old 01-17-2011, 08:30 PM
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Default My First Snow Run!

Thanks to all for an awesome time. I am new to the forums and this was my first snow run (the only other trip I've been on was Ghost Town Run 2009 when we rode with Treeroot).

I rode in Snowrun's (John's) rig along with my husband Cougar337 (Ian). Spent a big portion of the day with just Treeroot, Amber and Ige. I took a lot of photos and although everyone in my group has been sharing i thought I would share some of my own Thanks for the great time.

I have more photos on my Flickr page but they are a mixture of everyone in my group, not just ones I took.


Snow & Pizza Run 2011 by christie.co, on Flickr


Snow & Pizza Run 2011 by christie.co, on Flickr


Snow & Pizza Run 2011 by christie.co, on Flickr


Snow & Pizza Run 2011 by christie.co, on Flickr


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Snow & Pizza Run 2011 by christie.co, on Flickr


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Glad you made it out and had a good time Farnham.

Good feedback. So what is the proper technique for hooking two straps together? I usually loop them together with no d-ring. But, when I did that Sat. on several hard pulls on Brady - I wasn't able to get them back apart. I am usually able to after working them by hand.



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I will mention that I saw way too many D-rings placed between towstraps when yanking people out. Those suckers make great canon balls when a strap breaks. They can shatter windows, dent bodies, distroy radiators, and if you took one to the head I bet it could kill you. Straps break, recovery points fail. Please lets all think and practice safety. Educate our fellow club members and friends with good recovery techniques. Know when it is time to put away the strap and use the winch. I am very greatful that the only damage I saw was to Gary's front hub studs and a tow strap that only tore 3/4 of the way through.
Thanks for the good time.
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Glad you made it out and had a good time Farnham.

Good feedback. So what is the proper technique for hooking two straps together? I usually loop them together with no d-ring. But, when I did that Sat. on several hard pulls on Brady - I wasn't able to get them back apart. I am usually able to after working them by hand.
Put a stick in the loop! That will give you some wiggle room when you take them apart.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:40 AM
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I believe sliding one end through of each of the two towstraps is the best meathod. I agree it can be difficult to separate them. I've never not been able to get them apart. Two towstraps stuck together is better alternative to a flying d-ring.

"We talk about safety, because it helps us think about safety" -Tunes

I'll add a pic later, 18" of snow in Vail today.
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Stick trick=Good tip/trick, Uncle Ben.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:57 AM
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Regarding the issue with the groups splitting up, I've seen it pretty much at each of the last 4 snow runs. When you've got 20-30 trucks, many with different sizes and driver experiences, and a lot of stuck/pull/winch scenarios, it seems to make more sense to me to break up the group into "sub-groups" to keep the entire pack moving. It happened informally on Saturday, and I don't think there is anything wrong with it. But may some of the newer guys might feel differently? Maybe we should ensure that the line up includes an experienced person every 4-5 trucks to have waist gunner responsibility?
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A few pictures

JadeRunner sporting some new rubber



My 80


Treeroot getting stuck in the first big drifts not far past the 1st playground.





Ken and some 40 action.



Farnham plowing through

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