Discussion in 'Information For Newbies' started by 80lover96gxl, Mar 16, 2017.
This is what can happen when things go pear shaped whilst winching, reckon that may hurt a tad.
hook finally caught peter pan ! Ouch is right
seen lots of 4x4 related videos on youtube with potential accidents like that just waiting to happen.
Yep there have been some very close calls and some tragic results thanks to a device we rely on to help us yet many have little to no respect for its potential danger.
Oh crap, now that has to hurt, a lot.
Ouch alright! This is s huge reminder for us all not to be complacent and do things safely. Even if it takes longer and you think she'll be right!!!
Just think that could be our kids head!
Owch. Yep, good warning for all.
Wonders how in the hell did that happen...(area etc)
Err one would want some powerful pain killers after that!
That is gonna hurt more coming out than going in, that's for sure, Hope it doesn't put him off 4X4 for good!
For something like that it's going to need surgery he will be under anesthesia and won't feel a thing until he wakes up and even then he will be on morphine.
Nasty stuff. I see the hook is still attached ?
Lucky it didn't hit in in the head.
I bet their is more to this story.
Yep i reckon to mate, would be very interested to find out how this managed to happen.
He is lucky its through his arm and not his head or chest...
Not that it is lucky in any way...
Might be time for me to get some rope instead of waiting for the Aldi winch to die and living with cable...
Useless without a back story. I'd take an each way bet on "winch cable almost long enough - I'll use the snatch as an extension just this once...."
Another reason why a remote handpiece is a good investment when carrying out experiments with recovery equipment - so you can get out of the blast radius - speaking from experience here because I have done all of the above - forgive me, short of cutting the seatbelts out, I was out of options.
Considering the same actually mate.
Wish i had the back story to this Cam but alass i don't. I dont think it is intirely useless as it does show a newbie the potential results of what can happen when things go wrong when winching and may make some think twice about making a half assed attempt at self recovery.
Have to admit iv used a snatch strap as an extension strap due to a mate having mine. Was only used for a couple of meters until winch cable could reach anchor point, still no excuse tho.
Yes, useless is too strong, definitely a sobering lesson there for all. The secret with doing dodgy stuff with recovery gear is to know when it's dodgy and when to call it quits. Not an easy thing to do without experience unfortunately.
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