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I watch a lot of rock bouncing on YouTube, the Busted Knuckle channel is most entertaining. We don’t really have anything directly comparable in the UK.

I also watch a lot of Formula Off road from Iceland. I know these guys have visited the USA for the past two years.

But I’m curious, why dose nobody ever run the paddle tyres like the Icelandic trucks do? I think the SRRS has a minimum tyre size listed which might be the main cause.

But as an observer, it seems on very muddy or loose surfaces the paddle tyres offer far superior traction over the Interco Boggers and Swampers on most of the bouncers. Or even lots of the mud trucks.

Anyone else have similar thoughts?



For example, this hill at Bikini bottoms is very loose and a number of the bouncers are struggling for traction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azNT1XS9vyQ&feature=share


When you compare to the hills these guys are climbing:

https://youtu.be/uDaWUK2wvBk

https://youtu.be/BzKshx36h1g


I know the paddles will be useless on rocks or hard slick mud. But the SRRS vids on the Busted Knuckle channel often show terrain where, IMO paddles would work well.
 

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the terrain in the south east is mud over top rocks with a healthy dose of loose shale and tree roots mixed in.

I think you'd destroy a paddle tire in one run. I've chunked up TSLs and the like spinning them on slick rocks down there and those are way beefier lugs than sand paddles.
 
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