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Jebel Jais | Jebel Hafeet | Hatta | Al Qudra Lake | Wadi ShawkaShuweihat Island

  1. What's new in this club
  2. I bought Michelin Primacy SUV basically because I also use my car a lot on-road. They are OK on the sand, but weak and slippy on rocks. So, as you said, definitely not a good option if you want to drive in wadis, I mean off the tracks.
  3. As I wrote, I started slow for the first high dunes, just to check that you were comfortable with your JGC, but after that, trust me, we were cruising at the usual intermediate level pace.
  4. @Brette better safe than sorry. But mostly if the first car has gone through all you have to do is follow. But better to adjust to this level of drive for the first couple of drives. Well done all.
  5. Thanks @Emmanuel @Frederic @Javier M for the nice drive. I did not know what to expect on an intermediate drive but in a few minutes realized why newbie and fewbie drives are called relaxing drives😄. Honestly I would not have dared to try a drive like this in the Grand Cherokee, but knowing the carnity family always put safety first and are always willing to train and help gave me the confidence to give it a shot. Thanks to @Emmanuel @Frederic and @Javier M for the patience they had with me. I know I slowed you'll down quite a bit. Being the first drive at this level, I was not really sure how the JGC would handle so didnt want to push to much till I got a feel of it. Pretty sure @Emmanuel would have gone for a 100km drive instead of 60 km had I kept up. 😀 @Javier M thanks for the 2 recoveries when I crested myself. i still need to get the straight up straight down sorted out, always think I am going to nose dive on one of those so end up taking my foot of tha gas to early. Thanks again guys for the wonderful drive. Looking forward to the next one. Not to forget @Rahimdad and @Gaurav, thanks for all time and effort you guys put into training us and building our confidence.
  6. We love a can of worms. I used to drive on HTs with the exception of Yoko Geolander ATS since 1 year. Feels slightly heavier, but as I got used to them they really help out a lot and fairly quiet on road. Gives me that extra kick in deep sand to just make it a bit further. Plus it really soaks up the throes tracks which is nice.
  7. With our newly promoted Intermediate drivers, the long rolling dunes of Al Faqa provide a perfect playground to ramp up the pace a bit and stretch the legs of both car and driver. We will explore the area, and alternate between side sloping, ridge crossing, and enjoy whatever this area has to offer. This drive is for Intermediate and above level only. Please check if you have all required tools and gear on board as per your assigned drive level. When: 22 November 2019, Friday Meeting time: 06:00 AM, the convoy will move sharply at 06:15 AM Where: Al Faqa GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/dt57TRJ3ak4SrCkX8 Level of drive: Intermediate and above Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Plan: Drive and enjoy until about 11 AM, with some small breaks in between to have breakfast and snacks. What to bring along: Some snacks, plenty of water - whatever you like with little extra to share, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 11 AM
  8. With our newly promoted Intermediate drivers, the long rolling dunes of Al Faqa provide a perfect playground to ramp up the pace a bit and stretch the legs of both car and driver. We will explore the area, and alternate between side sloping, ridge crossing, and enjoy whatever this area has to offer. This drive is for Intermediate and above level only. Please check if you have all required tools and gear on board as per your assigned drive level. When: 22 November 2019, Friday Meeting time: 06:00 AM, the convoy will move sharply at 06:15 AM Where: Al Faqa GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/dt57TRJ3ak4SrCkX8 Level of drive: Intermediate and above Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Plan: Drive and enjoy until about 11 AM, with some small breaks in between to have breakfast and snacks. What to bring along: Some snacks, plenty of water - whatever you like with little extra to share, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 11 AM
  9. That is why i mentioned - just a small correction on this part of the trip report. Rahim bhai did mention that we all contributed towards the end of the report but just see below sentences from that particular paragraph: 1. Both of them worked tirelessly to get the FJ safe to drive out. 2. @Srikumar took over and again with the help of @Halit Mert Issever got the whole thing sorted and we were headed out. Above statements when read by a person who wasn't present on the scene, would think, only 2 members did all the work which is not correct and that is what I am trying to highlight here.
  10. @Rahimdad bhai - just a small correction on this part of the trip report. I believe the entire team put in their efforts and contributed in some shape or form in the recovery of the FJ. Not taking away the merit and appreciation for Sri and Mert in anyway but I just thought this had to be mentioned.
  11. Such myth list goes on and on: Drive on LO all the time Drive on HI but in first and second gear all the time Install 10K suspension first before hitting the sand Put biggest possible tire with most aggressive looks and tread Install bull bar before hitting the sand Install snorkel, chip, turbonator, throttle spacer to be desert ready Give strong tug on every smallest refusal to demonstrate the strongest car Shovel and self recoveries are for idiots Why clear the sand when tow rope strong pull will do the job catch me if you can (said / unsaid contest) all the time
  12. Private drives with few friends can indeed be useful to learn a bit at your own pace, but the amount of stuff i learned since joining Carnity is so much more useful. Some of my friends also came with wrong information and assumptions, as they were not senior offroaders but had "seen all the Youtube videos"..... If i remember correctly, @Emmanuel is also on HT tyres and we all know how he is doing. Personally i felt a big difference when switching to A/T and it allowed for running at lower psi without risking a pop-out, but you are right, H/T can do a good job in the desert.
  13. @Gaurav @FredericI like this mentality. Would be nice if I manage to catch the intermediate drives before the summer. During the weekdays I go with other guys as well to the desert. There is a discussion on this board about driving in a club or private. In my opinion, the balance between driving in a club and private is perfect. The drives I already did, have thought me a lot. This knowledge I take with on the private drives where I have free time to practice them. An example of this is, when @Emmanuel took shotgun with me and instructed me how to take the side-slope. After this instruction I understood the importance to drive in some circumstances the optimum torque band of your engine. Where I would drive before that only in D and try to push as hard as possible, I am now putting the gearbox in manual and hitting the 3000 - 4500 rpm. My gearbox has 6 gears and in automatic it has the tendency to shift quickly a gear up. Toyotas have the ECT (Electronic Controlled Transmission) button, when switched on, the gearbox shifts at a higher rpm, that already helps when the pace is a bit faster and it becomes a bit more technical, so you keep a bit more control, but as soon when I see that I need my torque, I push the lever to the left, pull 3 times quickly backwards (from automatic to manual it goes standard to the 4th gear). What I also find out, and now I open a can with worms, is that my tires are doing super well in the sand. I am already looking ahead and making calculations how much new tires costs if I have them to replace them. As an offroader you start looking automatically at a/t or maybe m/t. Only talking about dune bashing, I think h/t are performing good enough maybe the best. Yes, when you go to wadi’s you want to have a stronger sidewall and a more aggressive thread to have more grip. With dune-bashing you want to float on the sand instead of digging yourself in. I noticed this with my friends and in the group as well. The H/T’s are actually performing very good in the dunes. As I said, I probably opened a can of worms and might be shot down now, but this is what I’ve seen and thinking about it, it also makes sense. @Frederic Thanks for the link, have something to watch again :).
  14. Pink Rock area offers one of the best set of dunes that suites drives at various levels. Plan is to have an early morning Newbie drive till about 10:30 am. Depending on the Fewbie response, we shall then have a second session drive towards Big Red in some more challenging dunes. When: 22 November 2019 Meeting time: 6:00 AM sharp, convoy will move at 6:15 AM. Where: Tawi Nazwa Shops GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/4U9z5Q9HdesX3UU59 Level: All levels welcome. Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Plan: Newbie Drive till about 10:30 am, followed by Fewbie level drive till about 12-12:30 PM (depending on Fewbie response) What to bring along: Snacks - whatever you like with little extra to share -, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 12:30 PM Please RSVP the below calendar event
  15. Hello all, I just got the chance to look at the forum and see the news with all your comments. They all made me get a big smile on my face. First of all, thank you for all the great wishes. But most importantly thank you for your support, feedback and guidance. I really feel that I am continuously learning in a family-like environment and I am really enjoying it. I also appreciate your recognition of my growth and efforts. You guys make me feel like I am welcomed in the Carnity family. If I start tagging people, the list would go forever, so I will just say special thanks to all the marshals, crew and all the regulars. Cheers, Mert
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    Pink Rock area offers one of the best set of dunes that suites drives at various levels. Plan is to have an early morning Newbie drive till about 10:30 am. Depending on the Fewbie response, we shall then have a second session drive towards Big Red in some more challenging dunes. When: 22 November 2019 Meeting time: 6:00 AM sharp, convoy will move at 6:15 AM. Where: Tawi Nazwa Shops GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/4U9z5Q9HdesX3UU59 Level: All levels welcome. Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Plan: Newbie Drive till about 10:30 am, followed by Fewbie level drive till about 12-12:30 PM (depending on Fewbie response) What to bring along: Snacks - whatever you like with little extra to share -, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 12:30 PM
  17. Congrats @Halit Mert Issever👍🏻 keep up the spirit
  18. team ! this was my first ever experience of experiencing the dessert - inside out- and I totally loved it- (though I was not driving) and was accompanied by @Navinchandar- the most memorable part was- everyone on the group- was so warm and friendly and welcoming that I never felt- that It was the first time I am meeting them- I myself is an introvert and take my own time to meet and open up with people- but I was happily surprised to see the warm welcome and an amazing hug from @Rahimdad - big thank you to all of you to extend the love- and I hope @Mohammed Yaasir you are all good and best of health ! @Atif , @Shamil and all of you whose names I still don't remember you guys and this group is amazing !! your team spirit and "one for all and all for one" is out of the world ! keep it up and see you all next week !! 20191115_091956.mov 20191115_064632.mov 20191115_113933.mov
  19. Even if you can't join every weekend due to your demanding job, there are still a few things you can work on either from office (A380 ) or at home in-between shifts: - Research the areas we drive with Google Maps and look at the dune formations, sizes, wind direction, etc... this will help you later on when leading drives. Learning about topography is also useful (you might have learned that already as a pilot). - Research online (Youtube, Carnity, others) information about off-road recovery, tools, gear, tutorials, etc... There is lots of information available. I like for example Ronny Dahl his videos and tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/user/RonBacardi666 I always feel bad when I can't join drives and my balance of work / family /hobbies takes serious juggling sometimes, like for most people here, so I try to make the best of it
  20. Not long enough, if you drive good, seniors might promote you in next 4-5 drives rather than 10, which is an outline of the structure. There is no hard and fast rule here. If drivers are good, then they do get promoted early and vice versa for infrequent or slow learners. The only idea is to promote anyone at any level is when we are 100% sure that he/she is ready for the next level based on their drive skills, techniques, teamwork, and offroad gear.
  21. Trip Report - Started the day missing @Gaurav bhai in action which was sad. Secondly had to do the hardest thing, but for everyone's safety had to send @luwaimn back as he could not sign up for the drive. Had a good chat with him and I am sure he knows how the system works now. The best thing in all this was being able to start on time. As we headed to the deflation point we had to drop @Jamy B. dinky at the mosque as we returned to join everybody. With a few new faces and a lot of known ones we started our brief. After the brief we assigned the convoy numbers, deflated, got our flags up and started the day with the Sun just coming out. It was a beautiful feeling and I had great company in @Jamy B., she asked quite a few intelligent questions and was patient enough to hear my explanation. my second lead was our dependable @Atif bhai, with @Shamil in a very responsible position and @Srikumar in the sweep. The drive was my trademark drive with a slow and steady start and some easy tracks which I tried to bump up as we headed through. We were doing good time and everyone was managing really well. As we zig zagged our way through the beautiful dunes of Mahafiz we reached our first play area. With me in lead I kind of tried out the side slopping and it seemed pretty even except for a few bumps and places where we needed to slow down and places we could accelerate. While some of our more senior folks tried out the stunt, as @Thomas J claimed he was driving before and with confidence shown by @Srikumar we allowed him to express himself and he did pretty well and scared us a bit at the end. However he showed great control and I really loved to watch him do the stunt. Some of them were so excited they even tried it out twice. With a request from @Mohammed Yaasir to try and being his third drive with glimpse of good control I agreed to ride with him for his first ever sidey. As we waited for the traffic to clear and with some last minute advise from me we were on our way. At this point I was sure with his drive style that he would manage it well, but since I felt there was a fishtail to the left I advised him to steer left, but with the car moving upwards towards the right I embraced myself for the inevitable. In my mind the whole ordeal was over in a split second, but after watching the video it seems like slow motion now. As we stopped rolling I opened the door and stepped out, I was made to sit and have cold water. This is when i realized that I was bleeding a bit, but besides a small cut in me finger, a sprained thumb, some skin off the left elbow and a light bump on the head I was OK. As I looked around and inquired about @Mohammed Yaasir he was safe too. To my surprise his first reaction was I hoe the car is written off, I would like to go for a newer one. His second statement was he would join the following week with his friend in his Jeep Wrangler 2003 model. This was a great gesture towards have a positive outlook. As I sat and waited for the blood to stop and regained my senses, the team was already at work and loved to see the team work as everybody forgot all about the drive and were helping out in one way or the other to get the convoy moving. My greatest appreciation to our energetic @Srikumar and the now famous and promoted @Halit Mert Issever who while trying to push the windshield out learned how to honk with his rear end. Both of them worked tirelessly to get the FJ safe to drive out. Also noticed that the tire on the front left was deflated, tried inflating with no good result and could hear a leak from the inside side wall. Decided to change the tire, after I failed a could of attempts to get the FJ up, @Srikumar took over and again with the help of @Halit Mert Issever got the whole thing sorted and we were headed out. But before we headed out the breakfast and the tea was served and we had energy to continue. At this point I believe @Navinchandar was having a difficult time to do the medium dunes as a result of what he had seen earlier. @Navinchandar hope you will get over the fear and will join us again soon. This is an extreme sport, but as long as you have good people around you, there will never be a dull moment in life. After Friday prayers and a quick deflation I was on my way, used my small injuries and the video to but some sympathy from my wife as I had to be home by 10 am and I was delayed by a good 4 hours. later received a call from @Mohammed Yaasir to confirm he got the accident report from the Police Station, had towed his car to the recommended garage and was safely home. My first experience of being in a car that rolled over in 11 years, must have seen a few but being in one just took the scare away as it seemed less scary than the Tom & Jerry ride in Warner Bros Abu Dhabi or the Spiderman Ride at IMG, however the damage is very much real and hope it will be all sorted out in time. Once again highly appreciate the team spirit shown by all and would encourage everyone to keep up this strong spirit.
  22. So great to see these wonderful reviews from my fellow offroaders ! Well deserved @Halit Mert Issever ! Your CAN-DO attitude will bring you and that mighty LR4 very far ! See you soon in the sands !
  23. Agree 200 percent with @Srikumar and @Rahimdad bhai. This promotion is very well deserved; you came through in the situation last week as a strapping team player by helping out with the recovery process in various capacities. Kudos to your new rank!
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