The principle behind a vehicle recovery using a kinetic recovery rope is the same as a traditional snatch strap. The vehicle being recovered is pulled out of its predicament by another vehicle using the stretchy kinetic recovery rope.

The rope is attached to both vehicles (using rated shackles attached to rated recovery points), then the recovery vehicle gets a run-up and pulls on the rope, which stretches like an elastic band and then contracts, using the stored kinetic energy in the rope to hopefully yank the stuck vehicle out of its bogged state.

Of course, this kind of recovery can only be performed if there are at least two vehicles on hand, and if there’s enough space available for the recovery vehicle to get a good run-up. Additionally, this recovery method should only be employed if the recovery can be performed by pulling the stuck vehicle forwards or backwards, not to either side.