how steep can you go?

  1. Martindfletcher

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    I quit watching at 27, luckily my slider hit a boulder and it stopped going over.
     
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    Going up and down is one of those crazy things that seems fine, until it doesn't! I've had a few straight-up the trail at close to 30º pitch with a crawl, but I could not see anything in front of me at the top. And I'm glad I did not have to stop, or go backwards, or turn, or slip sideways. The straight up and down is certainly easier to deal with than rolling. Whenever I get a trail that has a turn down a steep hill, I try to line up straight to not have a heavy pitch AND roll!

    A roll at 25º did not feel good from inside the Jeep (what it shows on the screen below), but my spotter was supremely confident with the line. These photos are from J Trail at Rausch Creek where the first 100 yards flexes both ways hard. My concern was not for tipping, but for sliding passenger-side into the dirt wall of the trail. I also spotted a Gladiator through the same obstacle and -- as an outside observer -- 25º is no worry at all!

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    The last photo was not at full tilt for this obstacle, but still about 19º...
     
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    This is what is always crazy to me....I feel like I'm going to roll and then someone shows me a picture and it barely even looks like it's leaning. :CWL::CWL:
     
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    I was in a group ride and we are just cruising through to the next obstacle. Hit 27 degrees roll and I was like "well everyone else did it, and people are behind me, so". My roof was very close to the side wall. Definitely ripped a hole in my seat with my pucker.
     
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    Photos and video are always so disappointing afterwards :LOL:
     
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    Always

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    "And I'm glad I did not have to stop, or go backwards, or turn, or slip sideways. The straight up and down is certainly easier to deal with than rolling. Whenever I get a trail that has a turn down a steep hill, I try to line up straight to not have a heavy pitch AND roll!"

    At Hidden Falls I had gotten off course (followed arrows meant for a moto-cross event :facepalm: ) and ended up having to reenter the trail, a steep ravine almost exactly as wide as the Jeep is long, at about a 45° angle. Was going to tip over for sure or end up wedged in with no way out. So I nosed in as best as possible with a bit of momentum and was able to turn in just in time to drive a wheel up the opposite bank and get oriented the correct direction. Not sure I could pull it off a second time...
     
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    I have only gotten 20° roll and 19° decline. The decline(going down hill) was nothing. But that roll felt like something else. I don't think I would feel comfortable with anything over 20 lol!
     
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