Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2015   #31
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 149
As soon as you get in a new boat on an unfamiliar run, go upside down. Roll up and you'll feel much better knowing that at least you can do that. Then work a few easier rapids and walk the ones that you're not sure about or that don't have a good pool at the bottom to pick up your stuff.

Having a couple days in a new boat in easier whitewater should be enough to get comfortable with it up to your skill level as if it were your own and know whether pushing it to the next level will be a good idea or not.

My first time in a Jackson (hero) was putting in on the Middle Fork which was at the upper end of my skill level and it turned out to be a weird boat compared to my Mamba, but things worked out and was very comfortable in it within a few days. The boat felt unfamiliar and strange at first, but hitting my first roll in the put-in eddy felt great and hitting my first combat roll in the first rapid after I flipped because I wasn't familiar with the boat's edges and secondary stability was an even more triumphant feeling.

benR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2015   #32
DoubleYouEss's Avatar
Silverthorne, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2001
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 577
OK, let's squash this little piece right now. The Pilar Racecourse on the Rio Grande is not a legitimate class III run until flows hit 2000cfs, anything below that it still falls into the class II realm.

If you want a real class III/IV challenge at those flows take a loaded boat through the Lower Taos Box.

Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz

DoubleYouEss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2015   #33
Myka's Avatar
Bozeman, Montana
Paddling Since: 98
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 65
I paddled a remix for the first time in the north fork while never having run the north fork I put in at the top. You will be fine .... smh

Myka is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This is just too sick, what kinda boat is this? mvhyde Whitewater Rafting 15 07-25-2013 04:29 PM
Just how good are FNA Helmets? huckit21 Whitewater Kayaking 11 06-25-2009 05:49 PM
qualified raftguide/kayaker or just good safetykayaker wanted in Guatemala, urgent!! pescador Whitewater Kayaking 3 07-28-2007 09:36 AM
Yesterday good - today not so good rasdoggy Whitewater Kayaking 2 06-05-2005 10:35 PM
Mountain Miser 25th Annual Gear Swap (not just boat stuff) mountainmiser Whitewater Kayaking 0 03-31-2005 11:41 AM

» Classified Ads
Wave Sport Ethos 10

posted by davidwsilver

Jackson Rock Star(Medium)

posted by Paddling Life

Brand new 2016 Jackson Kayak Rock Star

Dagger Mamba Creeker 7.6...

posted by Rendezvous River Sports


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.