Flip Flop Winch idea

Discussion in 'Winching and Recovery' started by cruiserpilot, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. cruiserpilot

    cruiserpilot

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    I watched this, very cool. Worth knowing and maybe trying something like it next time I'm out in
    the bush.

     
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    Love the thin green line to hold the main winching spar - do that with the vehicle actually putting some real tension on the line (vs vehicle on level and hard ground) and I can see excellent darwin potential as he steps over the spars and the green line gives way or slips off and the spar flips up and over and smacks him into the ground like a pile driver.

    Clever mechanism but I'll stick to a real winch - that already has enough potential to kill if mishandled/misrigged :)

    cheers,
    george.
     
  3. flintknapper

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    So....the guy had to have:

    *A saw.
    *Some rope/strap.
    *A sledge to drive the posts in.
    *Ground soft enough to drive posts into.
    *Poles available from the surrounding environment.

    Amazing the trouble some folks will go to....to get themselves out of a bind, instead of just being 'prepared'.

    It's not that hard.

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  4. 80t0ylc

    80t0ylc Hill & Gully Rider

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    I think you're missing the point. This is presented as a last resort method - just knowledge to have. We're glad that ya'll are always prepared with exactly what you need at all times. For example, what if your megabuck winch breaks and don't tell me it can't. Or say your electrical system shorts out - a tree limb falls on your rig or you're caught in a landslide or flood and suddenly your world is turned upside down. It's just smart to have the knowledge of something up your sleeve for primative, 3rd world or emergency conditions. That's all this is.
     
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    Yup, I agree with you. Cause when was the last time a tree fell on your rig?

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    two months ago? Also, who'd have thought to install a windshield with a ratchet strap?

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    Same trip actually. I have fr and rr winches, and I carry a 150' extra rope, jack all, factory jack etc, etc
    I was just trying to show ingenuity comes in all forms. I like the idea, cause I like that idea. Probably
    will use it one day, because two things: s*** Happens and Murphy's Law
     
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