Becareful using the ripper I had an experience with it and i got lucky. I was inbetween trees and the ripper grabbed some roots and the front end came up when the roots let go and i was headed for a tree dead center on the front end. The front wheels came down just intime and i missed the tree but it was really close. It slowed me down for a while for sure.
Maybe we need a "close call section here" It sure can save someones butt before it happens.