On or around Sun, 08 Jan 2006 18:50:14 GMT, "Derek"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
>> On or around Sat, 07 Jan 2006 14:47:27 GMT, "Derek"
>> <email@example.com> enlightened us thusly:
>>>We have been having a giggle at the antics of J**p drivers of late so when
>>>saw this video
>>>it reminded me of that other post of Austins
>> actually, it's more "how not to fail a hillclimb". it's the backing down
>> where he got it wrong - could be he braked - front wheels are light and
>> grip, resulting in it going sideways.
>> mind, it looks like it survived fairly intact.
>> Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net my opinions are just that
>> Satisfying: Satisfy your inner child by eating ten tubes of Smarties
>> from the Little Book of Complete B***ocks by Alistair Beaton.
>I've looked at it a few times there appears to be a section missing after he
>stalls the engine (10secs) when it resumes he's already sliding with the
>brakes locked + the backend coming round having lost it, difficult to say
>whether it went sliding with the brakes locked on the restart attempt or he
>broke adhesion trying to climb the last bit , paniced and locked up still
>glad it wasnt me I've never liked going down backwards
can be exciting, yes. 's one of those things you have to know about though.
Locked front wheels in reverse will overtake the back ones just like a
handbrake turn only the other way round.
I believe the official technique if you stall the engine is to put it in
reverse, clutch up, then start the engine with it in gear. If it's not too
steep and there's enough grip, trundle slowly backwards, keeping it
straight. If it starts to slide, then that means you've lost rear grip,
and sometimes you have to apply some throttle to speed the wheels up a bit.
 unless you braked.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
Confidence: Before important work meetings, boost your confidence by
reading a few pages from "The Tibetan Book of the Dead"
from the Little Book of Complete B***ocks by Alistair Beaton.