THROTTLE Sand respects confidence, aggression, and speed. Stop and you'll dig in. Don't fear wheelspin as long as you're making forward progress. It's tempting to let off the throttle, but sudden transitions are a bad idea here. Keep your revs up. As for brakes, you won't need them at all in deep sand. If you do brake, do it early, and gently. Get back on the gas as soon as you can.