Track 2 - Snatch Strap Recoveries

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In this episode we interview Jason Lock from TJM to learn how to properly and safely use a Snatch Strap.  Used poorly, Snatch Straps can kill, so it is really important that you know exactly what you are doing to avoid killing or injuring yourself or someone else, as well as avoiding damage to your vehicle.

 

We also look at what to look at in a snatch strap and what brands to avoid.

 

 


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Here is the thread about Jayden Nightingale, the young guy who was hit in the back of the head.  He ended up in a coma, but looks to have made a good recovery.  Could of been a lot worse!

Our thread explaining Snatch Strap use.

List of ACCC recalls, including the Hercules / Tigerz 11 Snatch Strap.

An article about a woman who was a passenger in a vehicle performing a recovery who lost her life.

This is a real tragedy.  Please share with your mates so everyone knows the right way to conduct a snatch strap recovery.

 

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The hole made in a windscreen from a towball.

 


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Submitted by Dirty Rang Dirty Rang
rogerazz
I try and watch all the 4wd shows on Free to Air and Pay TV.
Seems like nearly all do not do recoveries by the book.
As an example,
Won't mention names, dates, places, etc.:confused:, however last night a bloke was asked to make comment about safe recovery and mainly snatch.
He showed front and rear recovery points, mentioned ratings, mentioned bridle straps for spreading weight across front, using proper recovery hitch at rear, using winches etc. if to stuck to hard rather than snatching.
Then he showed us a recovery, while someone was standing virtually between vehicles next to recovery strap, with no dampner which my Missus mentioned, as she happened to notice???????
Seen a few other dodgy things on some of these shows and I guess it all comes down to marketing and selling products.
Maybe a future podcast episode could be an interview or outing of one of these 4wd celebrities :rolleyes: and get some real answers.
This reminds me of a couple of brother I watched a video of as the tried to recover one of their Landcruisers. It was comical. I thought it was a spoof.
Submitted by 03hilux 03hilux
Patriot
We also need a way of getting newbys to listen to it.
Im not sure if you already have or not, but why not promote the podcasts in the sign up section for new members, and also have a mention in the log in reminder pop.
Another way, but unsure of legalities of offering advice, would be to do a show bag for the 4x4 shows the 4x4 Earth has a stand at. In the show bag, maybe have a sticker or two, a small USB with the logo printed on it with pod cast files, or have the files on a CD.
Submitted by rogerazz rogerazz
I try and watch all the 4wd shows on Free to Air and Pay TV.
Seems like nearly all do not do recoveries by the book.
As an example,
Won't mention names, dates, places, etc.:confused:, however last night a bloke was asked to make comment about safe recovery and mainly snatch.
He showed front and rear recovery points, mentioned ratings, mentioned bridle straps for spreading weight across front, using proper recovery hitch at rear, using winches etc. if to stuck to hard rather than snatching.
Then he showed us a recovery, while someone was standing virtually between vehicles next to recovery strap, with no dampner which my Missus mentioned, as she happened to notice???????
Seen a few other dodgy things on some of these shows and I guess it all comes down to marketing and selling products.
Maybe a future podcast episode could be an interview or outing of one of these 4wd celebrities :rolleyes: and get some real answers.
Submitted by Grumpy Grumpy
Not sure James but seems there was another snatch strap serios injury last weekend again.
Submitted by Grey Ghost Grey Ghost
That was a great podcst James, maybe put this one in as a sticky on the "INFORMATION FOR NEWBIES" thread or similar. Heaps of really useful info here!!!!
Submitted by Patriot Patriot
Hey Triton, that is awesome. Just finished recording the next one! Thanks for the feedback.
James
Submitted by Triton87 Triton87
Hi,
Great podcast!! Personally I'm a newby to 4wding while I thought I had been doing the right thing by using as little as possible in the way of shackles not realising that what I was using May not be a rated recovery point which is pretty scary considering I've used a hand winch on a few occasions also didn't know I shouldn't be drying out my snatch straps in the sun. So all in all this podcast could of saved me from disaster which I believe it's what you have set out to do so thank you!!
Submitted by Patriot Patriot
What does everyone think of this podcast? We also need a way of getting newbys to listen to it. The guy in NSW was pretty young and these are the guys we need to educate.
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