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World Class Mud Bogging: Ken Block's Guide to Awesome Can-Am Riding Spots: Muddy Bottoms ATV Park

May 30, 2021
so it really is an art to walk in mud oh, it's a beautiful morning here in Swampland, we're in Louisiana, we're also out of our element, well, I grew up in the deserts of southern California and Utah, and although it seems like we're in a Very nice grass right now, which is a swamp right there full of dangerous things, bobcats, alligators, cottonmouths, water moxens, copper hazel, we're going to drive these things through them, that's normal in this series of

guide

s. Ken gives you some background on some West Coast radical driving

spots

he knows like the back of his hand, but we're both new to this place, yes, and new to this type of driving these types of vehicles, I mean , look at that rim and that tire, I mean, I have a fuel exclusive wheel, but it doesn't look like that, yeah, they all have a 24 signature and they're not using exclusive tractor tires, no, here's the deal, we're in funds

muddy

, it's a mud

park

, what is this called?
world class mud bogging ken block s guide to awesome can am riding spots muddy bottoms atv park
I guess, hey, DJ, what did you do? You called this a mud

park

. We call it a mud park because that's what we come here for, but it's an ATV park. So ladies and gentlemen, Dustin Jones, professional off-road racer, I've seen you mostly. Although the desert is something I've never experienced before, but this is where I grew up, like in the swamps of Louisiana, so this is what I've ridden my whole life, this is what our structures are like and now we'll take you. for the first time, this place is really unique, oh yeah, like 5,000 acres of pure

awesome

ness, which is a completely private park, yeah, and the

muddy

bottoms

are probably the prettiest mud park in the country, so it has amenities Crazy about cabins with showers. that we have campgrounds, concert venues, but it also has the gnarliest holes, the best trails, people come from all over the country to the mud right here in my box geographically, we are in Louisiana, outside of Shreveport, from New Orleans or 334 miles from Denver. colorado 989 miles from new york we are 1407 miles this is the standard of what you would use here yes these look unique but to us this is like home so a super fun km outlander with big tires built low but a lot of ground clearance and then for Mr.
world class mud bogging ken block s guide to awesome can am riding spots muddy bottoms atv park

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Ken, we made the Defender HD10 Pro model, so we got the wheelbase with the longer rear end. We got the power of the Defender. We got the comfort of the X3 with the custom seats. It is truly an art to walk in mud. Now there are combinations that combine to get the most ground clearance, so that the keel is not too centered and you get traction, and then the wheel and tire combination is really crucial. We like to use skinny tires. like this one that goes to the bottom and compacts and gets traction so it's a tractor tire yeah it's basically a version of an

awesome

farm tire and also as you'll see inside there's a snorkel not like the snorkel snorkel your bro-dozer, I see.
world class mud bogging ken block s guide to awesome can am riding spots muddy bottoms atv park
In California on the roads there is no legit snorkel, it basically keeps the engine breathing underwater and I like my head to be sitting here with my mouth here, this is actually higher than where my head will be, it's really a snorkel in full operation that will be put to the test. Test, so this is your benchmark for how deep you can go and all of this will work underwater at idle if the engine is still cleaning, so today we have an expectation of somewhere in this range. That's the depth I have to go. the steering wheel needs to go underwater, okay, when the steering wheel goes under, you're in a good hole, how do you know not to go too deep?
world class mud bogging ken block s guide to awesome can am riding spots muddy bottoms atv park
You don't and the problem is when you're testing the waters and you go for it, it's like you have a deep board and you're like, oh man, it gets deeper the further I go and sometimes you just get the chance to do it. You want to learn more about this defender. We just went for a walk. a full breakdown check the video the link will be in the description below this was made for me to drive yes sir sure but we have a special guest to come out and drive for that mister donald cerrone mma fighter McDonald's, go out and race snowmobiles. with me and now we're in Louisiana doing something complete with shorts, yeah it would be funny if you pulled up with tractor tires on anything, what are you doing?
You know what I mean, here it's like a thing, well I think let's go I need you today I agree you guys are ready to party let's do it here we go that's pure swamp just getting our feet wet yeah yeah yeah I think the cowboy already he's stuck what's going on cowboy getting stuck in the mud we haven't even made it We've gotten nowhere, we haven't even gotten to the board yet, so on holes like this, yeah, you don't want to hit their rods because they get more and softer, so it's like you're going to pull it right out of its groove or straddle it. one turn towards it and as you can see the obstacles when the front tires touch it, they hammer it through so you don't do like a cowboy liked to get into the sink while we're stuck like super trapped.
Yeah this is gnarly, oh my gosh there's fresh rain so it's brought a lot of sediment so I'm told this is a bit unusual. We're already going crazy, we can't even get to the good mud, we can't even get to the place. We're supposed to do this because by the way, it's kind of nasty out here, speaking of nasty, the lens is disgusting, bro, you gotta hang up, he'll do it, you better get it right, okay, we're out. We can actually get to the next mud hole now we're just gonna stop come on yeah I'll be honest oh cowboy and the kids surprised me when we got to the deep water the kids can ride I guess we're on snowmobiles that have. that english body could they keep them in the four oh well, the sun is setting uh, I'm already pretty sunburned, I have about half a kilo of mud in my mouth, mainly on my teeth and probably about 16 more in my pants, how are you?
You know, I'm not that stuck, yeah, this like these guys, sir, I tried to stay clean today, you need, I put on a belt, so that helped me, not only does it look stylish, it stayed pretty clean, you know, what is funny to me, Zach, because these. The guys say, oh man, there's some mud, we've never done it, you put them in a mud hole on a couple of quads, happy, it's fucking, dude, it's there getting it, it was fun, now we see how you do on the deep dust Yeah, that's next, we mixed it with a little bit of that, yeah, but I didn't expect how good this thing would be.
I mean, these things are incredibly capable, but you're sitting in luxury here once you get in the water. holes man it's like sitting in a jacuzzi, yeah the water starts trailing along the floor, I've never, I've never been bad, the water wasn't bad, I was hoping you guys were talking because we froze, it was like refreshing, yeah. muddy, but I've never had that experience where you like sitting in a can-am, yeah, getting into something and the water comes in and presses against your body, yeah, it's a weird feeling. I never experienced that when you start to see. the inside fills up you're like that it's not okay it's not supposed to be like that oh well uh we say let's go back and enjoy some crawfish oh yeah, the Louisiana fun isn't over yet, it was a good time.
I definitely had high expectations and you exceeded them, so thank you.

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