What sort of tire pressure are you guys running?
to a certain extent, you dont air down a paddle tyreYes, the skinny ones.
Opposite of that would be a tank track or ballon-tire which has low contact pressure. Those operate on the principle of static friction mostly with little tire slip present. Offroading is often more dynamic with the tire spinning on top of the surface just a bit faster than the ground. This is where kinetic friction is important. Tire tread also plays a role but not very tunable (grooving but hardly anyone does that anymore). I suppose the 9.5-10.5 width is already helping with most of these cars increasing contact pressure so there is that.
Lower may be more comfortable but it doesn't always mean more traction.
All I know is 40psi is not the answer. I got stuck at mile 3 in Lucerne and watched every car pass me. That was awesome.
ive gotten flats with every other psi so it comes down to not hitting rocks.
I will say the BFG 10.50 should probably be 32 minimum or else the side wall is too close to said rocks.
Tractor Tires are narrow which increases contact pressure. Similar concept.
What kind of tractor tire (your are aware there is more than one kind of tractor and tractor tire). Did you mean the big round skinny one?
You do realize that you contradict your point by stating skinny reduces footprint, but yet they are large round which increases the footprint.Yes, the big round skinny ones.