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Old June 17th, 2009, 07:31 AM
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110 climbing ability

For those who are always saying to me that the 110 "isn't as good as a 90 offroad"


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Old June 17th, 2009, 07:48 AM
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That is pretty cool. It's amazing to me the amount of "stick" the tires have as he starts to back up - it looks like a fairly smooth surface.

Now, a 90 would have just kept going over the other side. That 110 probably just got skeered.

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Old June 17th, 2009, 07:54 AM
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very cool
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Old June 17th, 2009, 11:21 AM
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That was pretty smooth on the way up and down.
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Old June 17th, 2009, 12:11 PM
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does he really need to engage reverse gear? I think that the angle and gravity would have done the trick. definitely cool video. not sure that I would have the gumption for that !
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Old June 17th, 2009, 12:40 PM
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He most definitely needed to be in reverse. It's a controlled decent with engine braking/gearing that way. If he just used his brakes he would have slid down (most likely way too fast)
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Old June 17th, 2009, 02:28 PM
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At the land rover dealership in San Jose Costa Rica they have a series parked ontop something like that only 10 times taller and longer.

Wish I had a pictures of it
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Old June 17th, 2009, 03:20 PM
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I have seen it, it is wayyy scarier than that one in the video, Oscar Escheveria is one ballsy dude!

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