If you believe that Quad Biking is going to be similar to hopping into your SUV and taking it for a spin, then you could not be more wrong. Not everything that moves on four wheels functions in the same way and this is especially true in the case of quad bikes. They are quite different from the Sports Utility Vehicle and you will understand this when you hop into a quad bike.
It is definitely a lot safer than two wheelers and have better stability and control. Compared to motorcycles there’s a very little chance of crashing and they are quite simple to learn. For this reason Avalanche Adventure invites all the adrenaline junkies to come and indulge in the adventure of a Quad Bike Safari. We also provide the required tutorials that will enable you to enjoy this activity to the fullest.
This tutorial is important to acquaint beginners with the dynamics of a quad bike. It prevents them from committing common mistakes that beginners make which includes roll overs, crashes and injury. Following are some mistakes that should be avoided to prevent your day from ending your stag party early and making you spoil what could have been a great day:
These are not the same cushy addons that are used while playing football. Nerf bars that are used by quad bikers are gigantic foot pegs that provide much better foothold than the traditional foot pegs. Traditional foot pegs do not provide much protection as they constantly slip off. Generally quad bikes are extremely safe and after wearing all the protective gears you are bound to get that ‘I feel safe’ feeling. At this time it is important to remember that care still needs to be taken in order to avoid injuries. In a Quad Bike Safari you should not let your feet or hands be outside the vehicle or let your feet drag while riding. Nerf bars will allow you to get maximum control over the ATV and stabilise your feet.
Rolling over is the biggest security concern faced by ATV riders and it usually happens to those who hop into the ATV with no training or experience. If you have been adequately guided on riding an ATV then chances are quite less that you will roll over your ATV and get to bottom of a sandwich.
In the training you will be briefed on how to avoid this situation and if somehow you manage to get yourself in this position then what should be done in order to avoid a roll over. The most common way inexperienced riders end up in a rolled over ATV in a Quad Bike Safari is looping out. This happens when the rider has no idea about the power of an ATV and hits more gas than is required. The front spikes get into the stance of an excited horse putting its front high up in the air, the back wheels continue racing and the ATV pins the rider to the floor like a UFC champion.
Not Controlling the Throttle
Nobody likes being a novice. We all love the feeling of being an expert whether it is a sport or an adventure. Sometimes this haste results in ignoring all the information that we have gained in the amateur stage and pretending to be an expert. Since we lack the basic experience required we tend to throttle the quad bike a little more than we are supposed to.
It is easy to flow in the excitement and try to release pent up childhood inhibitions but care should be taken to ensure that you do not suffer any injuries. The training that is provided before a Quad Bike Safari at our activity centre is sufficient to prevent you from landing up underneath the ATV or introducing your quad bike to a tree.
Not wearing the right equipment
It is understandable that you want to make your day memorable and want your pictures to be in your best outfits. But the safety guidelines prohibit you from wearing jeans, sneakers, t-shirts as they do not provide the required protection. Protective equipment is extremely important when you are riding a machine on uneven terrain and for this reason Avalanche Adventure provides everything that is necessary to keep you safe in this activity such as goggles, goggles, helmet and riding boots.