Well I hope this can stay here scince it has to do with winching teniques. I am in need of some tips on winching on my quad. I think the prinicpals are the same from full size truck down to four wheelrs. Yesterday I was going up a hill and spun out midway. I had to back down but got hung up on a tree. So I had to winch myself up as the only other option was to stare at the sky. I drug the cable out and attacked it to a tree at the top of the hill on my path. The trail curves around through trees and junk so there is no straight line pull. As I pull myself up the hill I can tell that winch line is balling up on one side and wadding up. I am in need of a way to keep this from happening cause once it does you have to go to an area where you can let it out completly straight and then wind it back up. Is this just one of the woes of winching or is there some trick that you guys have to prevent this from happening? Thanks for any advice or help anyone can offer. There isn't much of a need for winches on anything but a quad around here cause that is the only think you can get down in the brush and hills.