A little clip from a ride I did a couple weeks ago:
That's exactly what he said to me when I came up to him. I told him he's gotta go back down and hit it with more speed. His little Honda just didn't have the walnuts it needed to go up that really steep and soft sand.2:40 haha when that guy turned around he was like oh shit what am I gonna do. Poor fella. Why did he stop anyways ?
Yes, air down tires for sand, and slickrock crawling. Helps big time.I've never rode on the sand without paddle tires before. If you lower the tire pressure down to a few psi, shouldn't that help with traction? I remember taking my Jeep out on the dunes at Little Sahara, OK for the first time and I didn't understand why I kept getting stuck. An older gentleman showed up on a big 4x4 quad (no paddle tires) and told us to "air down the tires." He did this on multiple occasions as he drove by two more times while the rear tires of my Jeep were sunk in. Finally he just walked over and aired down the rear tires and said, "try it now." I pulled right out and rode around the rest of the day and night and never got stuck again. Turns out running tires at highway pressures, at least in a Jeep, won't work on the dunes! Even with BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires and 4WD engaged.