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Old 09-16-2014, 07:11 AM   #1
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Cry tip of the sand dune & fear

I have no problem climbing dunes, even steep & tall ones.

I go into it pretty fast & prepare to down shift if I need more torque to thrust forward.

But I'm very worried of what happens when I get to top.

Is there going to be a nice flat plateau to stop & enjoy the view or a cliff that brings me to my demise.

Dunes here can be from 12 feet to 60 feet.

What do you gents do or suggest?

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Old 09-16-2014, 07:17 AM   #2
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My suggestion?

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Old 09-16-2014, 09:28 AM   #3
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do not crest any dune perpendicular. When you get near the top start to turn such that you are traveling along the ridge (parallel) right when you reach the top. Takes some practice to do well, but you dont want to cross any dune straight over. Especially if there are other users in the area.

Line of sight is important...
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:29 AM   #4
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I would carry just enough speed to get to the top and approach slowly, until I went over once and knew what was on the other side. Not sand, but I've seen places where if you charge up and over blindly there is a 500' deep pit on the other side, nowhere to rush blindly!
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:09 PM   #5
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Good points.

Thanks guys.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:00 AM   #6
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it's forbidden destroying dunes, you'll get ticket.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:36 AM   #7
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it's forbidden destroying dunes, you'll get ticket.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:14 PM   #8
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Now that's funny


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Old 09-18-2014, 12:13 AM   #9
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Now that's funny

One should not sacrifice liberty, for a false sense of security.
indeed one should not, only they already did it for you..
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:13 AM   #10
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I have no problem climbing dunes, even steep & tall ones.

I go into it pretty fast & prepare to down shift if I need more torque to thrust forward.

But I'm very worried of what happens when I get to top.

Is there going to be a nice flat plateau to stop & enjoy the view or a cliff that brings me to my demise.

Dunes here can be from 12 feet to 60 feet.

What do you gents do or suggest?
Use a spotter.
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:07 AM   #11
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Yeah but someone is still going to have to blind ride to the top.
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:20 AM   #12
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Yeah but someone is still going to have to blind ride to the top.
use a drone ?
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:53 AM   #13
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use a drone ?
Actually I could do that.

I've managed to securely attach drone my hydration backpack.



But that wouldn't be practical.

Dunes are abundant here.
Easily a dune every 30 feet in some areas.

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Old 09-18-2014, 06:28 AM   #14
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do not crest any dune perpendicular. When you get near the top start to turn such that you are traveling along the ridge (parallel) right when you reach the top. Takes some practice to do well, but you dont want to cross any dune straight over. Especially if there are other users in the area.

Line of sight is important...
I believe it's at Pismo Beach (my wife has ridden there, I haven't), the ATVs have really tall orange flags just for that reason.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:42 AM   #15
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It's more fun carving them out. I only climb to the top on the popular dunes that people are already crossing over or the ones I'm familiar with. We have one HUGE dune that goes up the side of a mountain, and when you get the top there is a wicked trail that leads down. I usually just go back down the dune.
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