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Wow, winter is here early, this week we are talking what low 80s? Columbus weekend mid 80's feels like season is here early...
So who is going out?
Any suggestions for ridding a rhino a 660 in sand never done it before? Can it make it up olds or dont try it?
Any one have a map of the "washes"?
 

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I'm getting jazzed to start the season too. No trip planned yet. As for Olds, stock Rhino, no paddles, not getting up Olds. Everyone can get up going slow and sideways up the far left side road, but up the middle takes some HP and some paddles. Still fun trying though. Main advice is hookup with an experienced group. Duning takes some learning and isn't as much fun by your self. It can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. If you're serious about it invest in some paddles sooner than later. Good Luck and have fun.
 

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planned trip for the 29th. it will be my first time in glamis too, but not sand. if using dirt tires just air them down
 

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I duned knobbys out there for a few trips,they suck compared to paddles and all paddles aren't created equal!!!! tons of people go to the dunes and tons of people really don't know how to dune,they just go out there to show off there payments on their junk, so just what the previous poster said,get some paddles and hook up with a group that knows how to dune, a desert die hard will probably not like the dunes and will most likely waud up his junk out there....anybody can fly down a hard packed fire road at 80 miles per hour,that takes no driving skill what so ever, but reading the dunes and the guys path and suspension in front of you puts your brain on overload and is almost exausting at times,as my desert hard pack buddy found out when he came last year and in the first set of dunes endowed his junk and broke his rist, there's more to the dunes than some would suspect....but once you figure it out its a total addition, some would say a love hate relationship...great times,cameron...
 

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I duned knobbys out there for a few trips,they suck compared to paddles and all paddles aren't created equal!!!! tons of people go to the dunes and tons of people really don't know how to dune,they just go out there to show off there payments on their junk, so just what the previous poster said,get some paddles and hook up with a group that knows how to dune, a desert die hard will probably not like the dunes and will most likely waud up his junk out there....anybody can fly down a hard packed fire road at 80 miles per hour,that takes no driving skill what so ever, but reading the dunes and the guys path and suspension in front of you puts your brain on overload and is almost exausting at times,as my desert hard pack buddy found out when he came last year and in the first set of dunes endowed his junk and broke his rist, there's more to the dunes than some would suspect....but once you figure it out its a total addition, some would say a love hate relationship...great times,cameron...

wells said.

if you have never been go with someone who has, otherwise you will "reck yo junk" lol! seriously tho...
 

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the dunes are great but can be very dangerous never get to relaxed and you really have to be aware or your surroundings i don't think i have ever been to dumont on a big weekend and NOT seen the helicopter take some one away .
so just take it easy your first trip watch other duners do there thing and have fun.
 

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Wow, winter is here early, this week we are talking what low 80s? Columbus weekend mid 80's feels like season is here early...
So who is going out?
Any suggestions for ridding a rhino a 660 in sand never done it before? Can it make it up olds or dont try it?
Any one have a map of the "washes"?
I have made it up olds with OG BGs on - but - I had beadlocks with around 6 psi.
I my last trip to Glamis was MLK last year with skat traks and and was able to dune/float WAAAAY better! I was following an R1 and a rotax in the big bowls behind olds and and kept up! :fingersx:
Now as for a paddle setup - I think the most popular is the skat traks. I have heard the Doonz are good - but most of the peeps I know that run them are sponsored by them so you know how that goes......
I myself also cannot wait to hit the sand but looks like my season is going to kick off on Thanksgiving weekend cus I gotta get my wisdom teeth pulled Halloween weekend - woohoo! :eek5:
 

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I duned knobbys out there for a few trips,they suck compared to paddles and all paddles aren't created equal!!!! tons of people go to the dunes and tons of people really don't know how to dune,they just go out there to show off there payments on their junk, so just what the previous poster said,get some paddles and hook up with a group that knows how to dune, a desert die hard will probably not like the dunes and will most likely waud up his junk out there....anybody can fly down a hard packed fire road at 80 miles per hour,that takes no driving skill what so ever, but reading the dunes and the guys path and suspension in front of you puts your brain on overload and is almost exausting at times,as my desert hard pack buddy found out when he came last year and in the first set of dunes endowed his junk and broke his rist, there's more to the dunes than some would suspect....but once you figure it out its a total addition, some would say a love hate relationship...great times,cameron...
Well said Cam - dirt and sand are two totally different animals BUT I have love for both!
If I had to choose one - it would be sand over dirt!
 

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Sand is definitely more enjoyable, just too far from here. Haha. Definitely go with the suggestions above. It's always funner to watch people break their junk on the hill than be the one breaking it. Same goes for the drags. Fun to watch, just don't go in unless you've got a fast ass rail. I went in there one time with my crf450 dirtbike and was almost roadkill by one of those rails
 

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1st let me start by saying thank you,
I have been to glamis a few timesbut never in a sxs, so curious about tips on how to jump, the olds advice was golden I have paddles so I will try it, but didn't want to look stupid lol
 

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1st let me start by saying thank you,
I have been to glamis a few timesbut never in a sxs, so curious about tips on how to jump, the olds advice was golden I have paddles so I will try it, but didn't want to look stupid lol
IDK if your 660 has any engine mods on it. I would recommend going up on the left side of olds.
 

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well it will just have a cdi box, clutch sheeve and slip on exhaust...Think i can make it up the middle?
 

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you aint gunna make it up the middle with just that friend....maybe sorta straight up by the diagonal road..kinda zigzaggy.....if its a little damp maybe....but very very slowly...
 

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If you are inexperienced you will find out just how sacrificial spindles are, We will be at Glamis from the 25th to the 30th if you want to have some fun we will be @ wash 10
 

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Spindles? Never driven ridded in a SxS, Atvs got the exp...i'll be there Nov 10-13th, can't make this month even though this weekend would be perfect =)....
Do you have a map of the washes?
 

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I do not have a map of the washes but each one has its own creative art work and a number, as you pass by the north side of the store follow the signs and you will end up parallel with the Rail Road Tracks. There are concrete structures that allow the wash flows to pass under the tracks, on those concrete structures is where you will find the numbering system. Also if you have access to Google maps you can type in Glamis Beach Store, zoom in along the tracks, from above the washes stand out and you can familiarize yourself that way before you actually get there. As a rule of thumb the farther away from the store you get the quieter it will be but it also puts you farther away from Olds. our group will also be out there from Nov 22-28 and Dec 21- Jan 1. Hope this helps, DCIA
 

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I am the only rhino left in our group but I definatley don't have a problem keeping up, I run 25x10x12 7 paddle (and the cup is short about 3/4") skat trak/lumberjacks in the rear and 25x10x12 fully buffed (no tread) skat trak/lumber jacks in the front. I can make it up olds but it takes a few minutes. I tried running my big horns in the front and paddles in the rear but it felt like i was dragging another rhino behind me, the aggressive tread combined with the additional 10 pounds per tire really makes a big difference, as any one will tell you with a rhino weight is your worst enemy,especially if you running the oem power plant. DCIA
 
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