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    Dear Members

    We follow the below level of grading system which we would request our members to familiarize:
    1.Club Member
    2.Newbie
    3.Intermediate
    4.Advanced
    5.Explorer
    6.Marshal

    Each member will be graded on the above levels which will help you to join the trips or convoy as per your driving ability.
    These levels are determined by the Marshals who are constantly assessing the members. They would recommend upgrade, when they feel the member is 100% ready to be upgraded & their decision should be respected.


    Club Member


    ·Any member registered to the Club and didn't attend any club activity
    ·Generally has little/no experience of off road driving, especially sand/desert driving
    ·Generally is not equipped with recovery/safety equipment
    ·The Club Member trips will be arranged for the members of the club as it has detailed pre-drive instruction conducted by a Marshal, who will demonstrate and explain the necessary recovery & safety equipment for off-road driving. There will be also basic hints and tips on how to handle the car: e.g., engage 4WD, explain difference between 4H & 4L gears, why & how to deflate the tyres, etc.



    Newbie


    ·The member who has attended one Club Member trip at least
    ·The newbie trip will be a relatively easy drive where the marshals will teach members recovery styles when stuck. They will also be taught how to approach dune crest, crossing and descending a dune.
    ·MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING TOOLS TO BE UPGRADED TO NEWBIE



    Minimum Recovery Equipment:


    ·Rated (approved) snatch strap
    ·2 Rated Shackles
    ·Rated Hook
    ·Car jack
    ·Tyre deflator
    ·Shovel
    Gloves

    ·Spare tyre in good shape
    ·Front & rear towing points
    ·Air compressor
    ·Base plate for jacking vehicle




    Minimum Safety Equipment


    ·Fire extinguisher (Dry Powder)
    ·Flag pole including flag
    ·Communication device (Walkie-talkie)
    ·Safety net for securing all loose items in the car.





    Intermediate


    ·Once the members demonstrate confidence, competency and safe driving skills at Newbie level showing that they are capable of entering Intermediate trips, the marshals will upgrade them to intermediate level.
    ·A typical Intermediate trip will include slightly more challenging routes and the will also consist of reaching a GPS point challenges etc. Being able to drive against the dunes, side-slope (not for play), learning to side-crest on simple dunes are generally imparted on these trips.


    Required:


    ·Active role on our Forum website
    ·All the equipment per the newbies forum + ability to read and enter simple GPS points on their GPS device. Ability to understand meanings of North Up / track UP etc.


    Minimum Recovery Equipment

    ·All The NEWBIE recovery equipment mentioned above
    ·Wrench Tools
    ·Spark plug wrench
    ·


    Minimum Safety Equipment


    ·All The NEWBIE safety equipment mentioned above
    ·Jerrycan
    ·car tyre spare valves



    Advanced


    ·Demonstrating confident, competent and safe driving at Intermediate level, showing that they are capable of leading and sweeping during regular trips. Should have the second lead and participated in lead position under the guidance of the Marshal during lead and sweep trips.
    ·Advanced trips are fast, long and highly challenging for the driver and the car. Generally they are all day or (sometimes) night drives. The terrain on these trips can be extreme and all the skills of cresting, side-cresting, side-sloping around deep bowls are required. The members in this grade should have completed GPS challenges, be able to conduct recoveries all by themselves, should be able to manage popouts etc.


    Required:

    ·All the skills as intermediates.Active role on our Forum website
    ·Should have completely demonstrated lead and sweep skills, and conducted recoveries. Ability to use a winch and to use a double rope etc


    Minimum Recovery Equipment


    ·All The INTERMEDIATE recovery equipment mentioned above




    Minimum Safety Equipment


    ·All The INTERMEDIATE safety equipment mentioned above
    ·GPS


    * Advanced members will not be permitted to post trips on the Forum, but may be encouraged to lead during a trip by the Marshal for any level

    Explorer


    ·Demonstrating confident, competent and safe driving at Advanced level, showing that they are capable of entering Explorer trips
    ·Exploring trips are just what it says - exploring. Using all their driving skills and knowledge of the dunes and desert, Explorers are encouraged to take the initiative, to post and lead a trip, to explore a new territory
    ·
    Required:

    Active role on our Forum website

    ·At least 6 months to be a participating member in the Club
    ·Be dedicated to Knightridersue club and participate in club social activities and the club philosophy
    ·Active on the website
    ·Has good experience in off-road driving, safety and recovery requirements
    ·Knows how to read the dunes, select the most suitable route and explore new terriories


    Minimum Recovery Equipment


    ·A rated (approved) snatch strap
    ·2 Rated Shackles
    ·Rated Hook
    ·Shovel
    ·Air compressor
    ·Base plate for jacking vehicle
    ·Spare tyre in good shape
    ·Front & rear towing points
    ·Tyre deflator
    ·Wrench Tools
    ·Spark plug wrench


    Minimum Safety Equipment


    ·Fire extinguisher (Dry Powder)
    ·Flag pole including flag
    ·Communication device (Walkie-talkie)
    ·GPS
    ·Jerrycan



    Marshal
    Marshal is the dedicated member of Knightriders Club and one of the pillars.

    To be upgraded from Explorer to Marshal, more activities than member's driving skills, will be assessed by the Marshals and the decision to upgrade will ultimately be based upon a decision by the Club Committee.

    Required:



    ·Active role on our Forum website
    ·At least 12 months to be a member in the Club
    ·He/she must be an active member who has enough experience to plan, lead, sweep, rescue, any kind of off-roading trips with the club
    ·Contributes regularly on the website
    ·Is a calm and mature person with demonstrated leadership
    ·Is capable to make sound decisions under stress
    ·Has demonstrated full control over rescue/recovery situations
    ·Has fair mechanical knowledge about cars
    ·Has a good knowledge of the Middle East desert formation
    ·All required equipment always to be available (Explorer level)



    ***All upgrades from Newbie level to Marshal require Test Drive, which will be organized by existing Marshals, for each level upgrade



    Have fun & see you all in the sand
    Admin - KnightridersUAE

  • #2
    Very Good Information for us
    Desert Spider
    Fortuner 2.7L
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    • #3
      Interesting

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