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    We were at De Wildt this weekend, and Alex the owner (i presume) asked us to do his new "Extreme" trail and give our opinion on the grading. We finished the main route but not the 2 loops.
    Anybody else done this new trail?
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    Default Re: De Wildt new Trail

    Would you mind sharing your opinions of the new trail here?
    I haven't tried it yet.
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    Default Re: De Wildt new Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid Loubser View Post
    Would you mind sharing your opinions of the new trail here?
    I haven't tried it yet.
    It starts just past route marker 8, there is a locked gate. The trail goes up the side of the hill and you follow an unmarked trail up and down the hill for approximately 3-4 km (i could be mistaken) there are 2 loops/obstacles that branch off the main trail and join up again. The main trail is VERY rough, with large rocks and sloped rock banks from start to finish, you need a spotter 90% of the time, good ground clearance and even better rock sliders and under body protection. The 2 loops that branch off the main trail are in my opinion virtually impossible unless you have an extreme crawler type vehicle. Our guide says no-one has completed these 2 loops/obstacles yet. You will also be packing rocks all day long
    Personally i did not enjoy the new trail that much, too many rocks. And my tyres took a hammering. Maybe once a few more cars have done that route it will get a bit a better.

    That being said, i really enjoyed De Wildt as a whole, first time there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid Loubser View Post
    Would you mind sharing your opinions of the new trail here?
    I haven't tried it yet.
    Remember: taking a Unimog there is cheating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcoP View Post
    The main trail is VERY rough, with large rocks and sloped rock banks from start to finish, you need a spotter 90% of the time, good ground clearance and even better rock sliders and under body protection. The 2 loops that branch off the main trail are in my opinion virtually impossible unless you have an extreme crawler type vehicle. Our guide says no-one has completed these 2 loops/obstacles yet.
    After reading this, I am totally in! Maybe the rocks will be a bit gentler for other people after we've been through . I'm going to get in contact with De Wildt soon and try to set it up...

    Hoping some people with very modified vehicles would like to join the challenge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    Remember: taking a Unimog there is cheating.
    Né! I think that any vehicle that fits into a standard shopping centre car park parking bay does not constitute cheating, and the Mog fits...
    (as long as it's not underground parking).

    Unfortunately, a Unimog does not automatically impart driver skills... those still come through practice. Which is why this section really interests me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid Loubser View Post
    After reading this, I am totally in! Maybe the rocks will be a bit gentler for other people after we've been through . I'm going to get in contact with De Wildt soon and try to set it up...

    Hoping some people with very modified vehicles would like to join the challenge?
    Only problems i can think of (if you go with the Mog) is probably the slanted/angled rock faces (being top heavy) and there are quite a few very sharp turns and cut backs.
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    I am sure you will manage...

    After Carnage Canyon you should be okay
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    any extreme trail that you can do with a DC or suv is not extreme. A Rubicon with 35" is the START of a extreme vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcoP View Post
    Only problems i can think of (if you go with the Mog) is probably the slanted/angled rock faces (being top heavy) and there are quite a few very sharp turns and cut backs.
    Thanks for the heads-up!

    A Unimog has a lower centre of gravity than any civilian 4x4, so tip-over risk is almost non-existant. It's rated for extreme longitudinal and side angles.
    Turning circle is also quite good despite the size, but I can see that being a challenge in some areas.

    I can usually follow anywhere other 4x4s go, with the biggest problem being low trees and branches taking my side mirrors off. I've been through 6 sets in a year.
    Luckily they run R150 a pop, from Mercedes-Benz :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    any extreme trail that you can do with a DC or suv is not extreme. A Rubicon with 35" is the START of a extreme vehicle.
    Ok let me rephrase, The SUV i drive, skipped the "rather difficult" obstacles on the new "rather difficult" new trail at De Wildt
    The Rubicon that was with us has 35" on and would not attempt them either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid Loubser View Post
    Thanks for the heads-up!

    A Unimog has a lower centre of gravity than any civilian 4x4, so tip-over risk is almost non-existant. It's rated for extreme longitudinal and side angles.
    Turning circle is also quite good despite the size, but I can see that being a challenge in some areas.

    I can usually follow anywhere other 4x4s go, with the biggest problem being low trees and branches taking my side mirrors off. I've been through 6 sets in a year.
    Luckily they run R150 a pop, from Mercedes-Benz :-)
    Should be a breeze for the Mog then then you can say your were the first complete the whole trail.
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    Default Re: De Wildt Extreme Trail

    Did the first part of the trail this past weekend. Wasn't exactly a walk in the park..

    Looking forward to going back to do the second part. We ran out of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johanswift View Post
    Did the first part of the trail this past weekend. Wasn't exactly a walk in the park..

    Looking forward to going back to do the second part. We ran out of time.

    https://youtu.be/hCjQS3nDAc8
    Is there a Part 2? Where about? We entered the gate at Point 8 and exited at point 7 i think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcoP View Post
    Is there a Part 2? Where about? We entered the gate at Point 8 and exited at point 7 i think?
    We only came halfway and exited at the area above Gert se klip. We still need to go up the mountain and also do the long flat rock bed going up and down the mountain roughly at the middle of the trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johanswift View Post
    We only came halfway and exited at the area above Gert se klip. We still need to go up the mountain and also do the long flat rock bed going up and down the mountain roughly at the middle of the trail.
    Oh ok yes thats the part we did too, also exited above Gert se Klip. We never ran out of time though, we ran out of balls and skills
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcoP View Post
    Oh ok yes thats the part we did too, also exited above Gert se Klip. We never ran out of time though, we ran out of balls and skills
    No man, never admit that.

    "Articulation".

    Just say you ran out of articulation...

    Like I posted in my other thread - we're going to take on this trail probably on Nov 4. Looking forward to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid Loubser View Post
    No man, never admit that.

    "Articulation".

    Just say you ran out of articulation...

    Like I posted in my other thread - we're going to take on this trail probably on Nov 4. Looking forward to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid Loubser View Post
    Like I posted in my other thread - we're going to take on this trail probably on Nov 4. Looking forward to it!
    I saw your other thread, it will be awesome if Oom Sakkie could go with you guys. And check out the other parts that we could not do due to "articulation deficiency" im sure the mog will do them easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johanswift View Post
    We only came halfway and exited at the area above Gert se klip. We still need to go up the mountain and also do the long flat rock bed going up and down the mountain roughly at the middle of the trail.
    Johan, are you talking of this part?
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