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Old 1st February 2011, 18:05   #91
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Why did they topple?
One of them toppled because he wanted to show a new technique to the marshal who was suggesting a safer way. Don't know why the other one toppled.
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One of them toppled because he wanted to show a new technique to the marshal who was suggesting a safer way. Don't know why the other one toppled.
You are too modest ... This was the 2nd topple.

The 1st was very innocent and probably a case of just a wrong line and lenght but this challenge had zero margin for error and resulted in topple.

Guys who need technical details :: This challenge is best seen in person, not in pics/videos. It is a STEEP climb with a (3-axis tilt)

1st - obvious steep climb up
2nd - a diagonal stretch (not just straight up) - This was the killer deal
3rd - the whole stretch had a tinge of tilt towards the left

So, general marshal advice was to gun & Pump in 2nd low - STICK to the extreme right, kiss the bushes and watch out for a bunch of rocks at the exit. Loose grass and sand were compliments of the hill side.

The entrance had a huge crater (The TOPPLE crater), so you basically start right next to the crater, gun it and drive up holding a right-side line and left tilt!!!

Any of the lines are missed, and If you forced to come back, you need to correct the steering 'into' the crater (OR turn left, away from the correct line and the crater and INTO the left face, which is lined with trees and bushes)- this was the only way out safe - ELSE, you will end up coming down diagonally and at some point over compensate and the front right starts to lift and you will be precariously placed next to the crater and end up in a one-topple, not a multiple roll over.

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I suggest a red flag system be introduced so that when a marshal senses a participant is doing something outright dangerous he can bring out a red flag and stop the event so that organisers can warn the participant to fall in line. On all other occasions participants can and should be allowed some flexibility to try a maneuver perhaps in variance to what a marshal may recommend. If it doesn't endanger someone I guess one should allow some flexibility. Ultimately you want people to also learn and evolve their own techniques and enjoy doing so
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Hi Folks, Here are few pictures taken by me. Most action pictures are missed as I was at the front. But Prado saga was witness.
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More pictures comes by. DKG's suggestion of Red Flag is good. We shall adopt it to visibly caution the participant on situation.
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More pictures. Prado was driven by friend of owner. He had not expected the damages of this kind. Cladding was out of hinge and front bumper was almost unrivetted.
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Avalakonda just keeps getting better and better.

So how many topples were there and who all? Am confused with the different posts.

Rock/ dry dust / slush / inclines / declines - where else but the AvalaKonda!

Sadly could not make it this time. :(
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So how many topples were there and who all? Am confused with the different posts.
There were 2 topples - A Major and a 540. This year was miles ahead of last year.

I'm sure next year will be better.
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Avalakonda became Bangalore off-roaders official Annual OTR venue now, thank you MP Srinivas sir for finding Such a nice and beautiful trial.

i personally thanks all the participants and organizers for making this event a success,

my Special thanks to Arka, Prithvi and Chethan for fixing a new Leaf spring in the trial and not leaving my Gypsy alone In the boulder filled trial,

I really enjoyed the two days with all familiar faces and like minded friends, Keep the Off-roading spirit guys,

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I suggest a red flag system be introduced so that when a marshal senses a participant is doing something outright dangerous he can bring out a red flag and stop the event so that organisers can warn the participant to fall in line. On all other occasions participants can and should be allowed some flexibility to try a maneuver perhaps in variance to what a marshal may recommend. If it doesn't endanger someone I guess one should allow some flexibility. Ultimately you want people to also learn and evolve their own techniques and enjoy doing so
What an idea DKG (read Ji, as in Sir Ji)!! Smart and very practical, also, penalty should be an accompanier with the Red flag (advance deterrents).

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Oh man. I really missed this time. Was getting ready for this and my Jeep was in good condition. But what to do . Had to fly to Rajasthan on 26th and was back only on 31st. Anyway good show guys. There is always the next year anyways.

Hmm hope we will have more OTRs in bangalore in the coming months.

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Guys some more photos of articulation from my side I was with SV Santosh for most of the OTR and so have mostly his pics. I could get a few glimpses of Thar and it was doing great. Kudos to the organizing team as well.
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I was with SV Santosh for most of the OTR and so have mostly his pics
why do you think I requested you to tag along... thinking of it, are these all the pics you got? I thought you had more.

PS - was it in your camera during lunch we saw the '2 videos' of the jeep rolls? I am not able to recollect. Or was it Krishna (Red Gypsy), or mohan???
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why do you think I requested you to tag along... thinking of it, are these all the pics you got? I thought you had more.
Aaahiiiiyeeee Santhosh, You didn't share this information with me. Now suffering from some kind of fever due to not seeing much of Explorer's action pictures.

Let me see from next time onwards, I will try to catch some camera carrying person as my navigator.
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Many photographers but still few pictures and videos. Where are they?

Few from me yet
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