Flash is climbing vernacular for climbing a route the 1st time without falling. Transferred to paddling I've seen it used a number of ways, but I believe Jamba is using it to mean paddling a run without scouting. Big Tommy is pretty much as local to 303 as it is for FC. The only people who can really claim it are in Estes and they're usually more about flashing alpine routes as opposed to Class V (with a few notable exceptions).
Which brings us to Minturn, which is just west of Vail, and is possibly why Jamba is so pissed about us waving at him while he was stuck with ten bros scouting on the Big South. He has no local runs he can claim, at least that anyone would want to do unless there was the chance of being paid to race down them at 25 cfs and to get on anything resembling quality they've got to get in line with the rest of the state so they can be led down through our backyard. I never implied that anyone else *should* be flashing the Big South, just that it was fun for me to wave and not have to deal with the hand holding posse from the west side. In terms of the Big Tommy, I was calling out the peeps who weren't even running the inbetween action because as you probably found out, besides that, there ain't much else. Next time I come to the West Side I'll be sure to talk some shit about a non-local run and how pussy the Vail area boys are, if you guys ever find any worthy runs over there. And don't tell me Gilman. Mine tailings and bridge pilings may be considered scenic wherever you're from, but I'll stay and talk shit about my wilderness runs if that's all you've got.
Cub boater: "What do the spiders mean?" Old fart boater: "Trust your intuition." CRCII