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Old 7th July 2010, 19:17   #256
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(PS to first-timers : NEVER, i repeat, NEVER ever try snatch recovery with kinetic tow ropes without having experienced hands around. )

In 2002, A Nissan Patrol Tried to Snatch me from the back with a 8 ton rated snatch strap. I was too lazy to get down and look at the rigging, and did not have any communication, the Recovery was a near disaster, where the Tow Hook of the Nissan Came off the Welding, missed my rear glass, went throgh my rear door, through the fiber glass inner panel and was stopped by a samsonite hard suit case. My son was was standing on the back seat looking back at the recovery.

Practice with a snatch strap is essential.
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...Please read the statement again!!!...
Of course, I have read that post of yours . If you had meant kinetic straps in the first place, that's good !

But your original post on this topic was a bit misleading, hence I wanted to clarify it.

This being an online forum open to anyone , a newbie reading it could end up trying snatch recovery with normal tow ropes. My point in clarifying was to make sure that no one misunderstood reg. the snatch technique, since it can end up with disastrous consequences ( possibly fatal ) if not done the proper way, by properly experienced people with the proper equipment.

Hope you agree !


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...the Recovery was a near disaster, where the Tow Hook of the Nissan Came off the Welding, missed my rear glass, went throgh my rear door, through the fiber glass inner panel and was stopped by a samsonite hard suit case. My son was was standing on the back seat looking back at the recovery.
that was a narrow escape...glad that nothing untoward happened.

Fully agree with you on the practice aspect. One could practice on a plain surface to understand how the kinetic strap can unleash all the stored energy in a sudden split second.

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I have seen how the snatch strap work in TPC2009 nearly half tyre buried mm540 was pulled out in split second using snatch strap but as experts says, understanding and positioning of the run/pull has to be determined before attempting the recovery.

below link might give more info

How Do You Use a Snatch Strap Correctly?
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Hi Guys,

The Registration Fees for TPC2010 is Rs4100/- per head (Driver/Navigator/Organizer).

The Fee includes
1) Incidental Expenses
2) Accommodation and Food from 12th August Dinner to 15th August Breakfast and all other meals and snacks and Rehydration Packs and Iceboxes for the 13th & 14th August.

Last Date for Registration 10th August 1700hrs.

Registration Details

Registration will be confirmed ONLY on receipt of the Registration Fees.

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Hi Guys,

The Registration Fees for TPC2010 is Rs4100/- per head (Driver/Navigator/Organizer).

The Fee includes
1) Incidental Expenses
2) Accommodation and Food from 12th August Dinner to 15th August Breakfast and all other meals and snacks and Rehydration Packs and Iceboxes for the 13th & 14th August.

Last Date for Registration 10th August 1700hrs.

Registration Details

Registration will be confirmed ONLY on receipt of the Registration Fees.
Hi Guys,

The Last Date for Registrations have been Advanced to 7th August 2010.

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Hi Guys,

All competitors are requested to Prepare their Vehicle to TPC2010, requirements, Vehicles which fail to pass scrutiny will not be allowed to compete.

Vehicle Preparation & Scrutiny

1) Working 4WD with 2 Speed T-Case.

2) Minimum Tyre Width 7.00 Inches.

3) Front and Rear Towing Points.

4) Roll-Cage for Willys MB/CJ2A/CJ3A/CJ3B/CJ5 and Variants
CJ500D and variants
All vehicles without Doors or B-Pillar is removed.


5) Seat Belts (Driver & Navigator)

6) 2 Tow Cables/Rope & Cable Damper.

7) Prominent Front & Rear Number Plates.

8) Mandatory Documents (3 Copies each)
i) RC Book
ii) Insurance Certificate
iii) PUC
iv) Driving License for all participants

Vehicle Preparations

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Arrow Recces for TPC10 are over !

With the recce of last sunday, the recces for the TPC10 competition are over. Now, the wait starts for the actual competition itself .

One key factor to watch out for, this year, would be the weather. Usually, August is a month of sweltering heat in Chennai.
The temperature by itself might not be very high, but the high humidity will make one sweat like crazy.

But the climatic conditions this year seem to be a bit unusual so far. We have had more than the usual amount of rainfall in Jun/Jul.
Now it waits to be seen how August will turn out to be. Will the weather favour the organisers or the competitors ?

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Lightbulb TPC10 recce experiences.

I had participated in the following recces for the TPC10 :
  • TPC10 Recce#2&3(09MAY2010)
  • TPC10 Recce#5&6(04JUL2010)
  • TPC10 Recce#7 (18JUL2010)
That would make it the 4th time that I had been off-roading in the Palar.

Each time that I go there, 2 things would happen :
  1. one, my respect for the terrain grows by leaps and bounds. I am in awe of the varied and awesome off-road terrain that is the Palar river bed.
  2. two, the respect for the off-road capabilties of my 'puny' MG410W would go up by leaps and bounds.
Those who haven't been here may think it is just 'sand and some more sand' : agreed that it is mostly sand, but 'it's different'(from the Tomato-Chili-sauce ad !).

One needs to drive here to understand the variety of terrain that is available in the Palar river bed. One moment it is coarse sand, the next second you could be driving over very fine, loose sand, then, mildly rocky/gravel patches and a few seconds later, you may need to cross a deceptively dried up ditch.
What appears like dried up clay is actually soft/wet underneath, and before you can say '..and more sand', the 4X4 is truly stuck. All of a sudden, you are travelling through shrubs/bushes and grass as tall as your vehicle, and you wonder what happened to the river bed. The grass clears out, and your vehicle is starting to bob from side to side violently, and you have a tough time controlling the steering-wheel, which seems to have been possessed by the spirit of an old hag.
Then, the terrain changes ever so subtly. You are now bobbing up and down : you feel as if you are sitting on top of an horse in musth (yes, I meant horse, an elephant will not be able to jump as much !!!). You are reminded of the series on Discovery, where they were showing the test track to test the truck chassis for flex-ability. You realise that this experience is not at all as comfortable as it was when watching it on TV.

At the end of all this adventure, you are beginning to experience an elation of having done some good off-roading, when Arka throws in the dampener : The obstacles are coming up, get ready to try them. Wha...? So we haven't started on the obstacles yet? Then I realise that all this hardship was for just traversing the river bed to reach the actual obstacles. The actual obstacles are then tackled one by one : steep ascents, descents, v-crossings etc.

Pics and videos will follow soon !

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Hi Guys,

A lot of questions have been asked regarding the facilities at the Adventure Zone Campsite.

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Can the real slim shady who compared this to the AKC accommodation please stand up? Wat nerves you got man!
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Team Indo Lanka - Four of us are coming to Palar this year from Sri Lanka. Zubin has found yet another Gypsey for me. Teaming with Zubin - Gypsey # 2 & Basker MM540. See you soon
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can vouch for the accomodation at adventure zone too, two thumbs up and two toes up too fantastic facilities and fantastic food as well
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A lot of questions have been asked regarding the facilities at the Adventure Zone Campsite.

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Hi Arka,

I must say the facilities are really good.

Guess its too comfortable ''tent accommodation".

Okay just few question on the SS.

1. Whats the approx: distance of the SS for both team and individual (in Mts or KMs)

2. Is there a time limit for each SS or its based on the number of attempt to cross the SS.

3. In the team event all the 3 vehicles got to complete the SS or there is provision for stand by vehicle??

4. What if there is vehicle breaks down from a team?? The team will be allowed to participate??

Am sure there will be detailed briefing before the event, but just curious know.

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Hi Arka,

I must say the facilities are really good.

Guess its too comfortable ''tent accommodation".

Okay just few question on the SS.

1. Whats the approx: distance of the SS for both team and individual (in Mts or KMs)

2. Is there a time limit for each SS or its based on the number of attempt to cross the SS.

3. In the team event all the 3 vehicles got to complete the SS or there is provision for stand by vehicle??

4. What if there is vehicle breaks down from a team?? The team will be allowed to participate??

Am sure there will be detailed briefing before the event, but just curious know.

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Hi Robinson,

I'll Answer in Points

1) The Individual Entries are those who cannot form a team or 2 Vehicle entries, they will be clubbed together to form team of 3 Vehicle and 6 Competitors.

2) Time Calculations is 3(No. Of Vehicles in a Team)X2mins(per obstacle); for a 3 Obstacle SS = 3X2X3= 18 Mins
For a 5 Obstacle SS = 3X2X5 =30Mins

All are irrespective of no. of attempts, once your time runs out the Team or remaining Drivers will be DNF(Did Not Finish)

3) All vehicles have to attempt the SS or they will get a DNS (Did Not Start), If a Team has a Support Vehicle that too will be included in the Team of 3 Vehicles and MUST compete in the Special Stages.

4)Break Down-Fix It and Continue.

TPC 2010 ENTRY DETAILS

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Arka the accommodation and stuff is just superb! Let me see who is ready to carry the lazy me to TPC
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