Rock crawling is way different now than it used to be. It used to be all about the slowest crawl speeds and progress, with little need for horsepower. With technology comes the ability to get crawl ratios that are higher than ever, but while also making horsepower that allows a rig to haul ass when needed or when a bunch of loud pedal will get it up an obstacle. I think the world of rock bouncing is the most extreme level of big power wheeling, but that most off-road rigs that crawl on the weekend can use some power for certain obstacles. And with the awesome advancements in tire technology, you also find these guys doing “burnouts” of sorts on rocks to get the tires hot and sticky for climbing.
It’s kinda fun to watch don’t you think?
I love that this video has cool terrain that is a challenge because of water, mud, and more. Seeing all these different rigs throwing down to get up each set of rocks, and using different lines and different strategies makes it way more interesting to watch. My favorite rig in this video is the big tire, one ton equipped Jeep Cherokee. I would totally love to build a rig like that one.