I've worked beside MANY. Some are good, some are bad. (One was fired from a job in front of me.) You want to be one? Send a check for $30, go to one a of their many "field evaluations", pass a test and get a sticker. It's just about that damn simple! You want to know as much as one of them and save $30? Read "Four Wheeler's Bible" by Jim Allen and the owner's manual for a Superwinch. You won't get a sticker or a t-shirt but you'll be safe. ANYONE can come up with a "training association". Anyone. There's no sanctioning body or national "exam". You could do it. I could do it. Daniel could do it. We could come up with a logo, get some stickers, make a test and hang our shingle. I'm not saying they can't be friends. I have friends in I4WDTA as well. I also have friends who like Trump.Your comments are pointless. you have no credibility
How many do you know?I have no desire to be a trainer.. but in the several years I've known those guys I've never felt that they didn't know what they were doing.. we have down multiple recoveries and trail fixes..Ive never doubted their knowledge.
Scott FHow many do you know?
None of this matters. You believe them to all know what they're doing and after having worked in the industry and along side some of "them" I believe they know no more than the other 4 out of 5 "wheelers" out there.
That's Nena Barlow's truck. She's good people and a good instructor. The wheels on there as a joke of sorts. She's a good person to have there and represents the community as good or better than any.Thats the same Yota that Rutledge Wood used in the Top Gear US Rubicon trail episode.
Fixed it for you.Frank, I will pay your attendance fees and gas bill for the next year for expo if you promise to attend all the "classes" put on by these so-called "instructors" and critique their techniques and berate them for disseminating misinformation. It would be well worth the airfare and price of admission to watch you interrupt, rudely explain how they're doing it wrong, and storm off in a cloud of profane indignation while the students are left standing there wondering what kind of tornado just hit.
You hit the nail on the head Frank! Someone is going to get hurt "instructing" or being "instructed".If the people "instructing" at this years' Expo were Overland Certified, I'm at a loss for words to describe the lack of knowledge these so called "instructors" had and were passing on as practical knowledge to use in the field...