Originally Posted by tskoe23
Hi, I am a 2nd year boater. I know this sounds bad but let me finish. I have a bomber roll, on and off side and hand rolls on both sides. I am extremely confident in all of them. I have ran Westwater and the Numbers and didn't feel challenged on either of them. I have a creek boat and I feel like I am ready to go. What do you guys think?
Class V? Probably not yet. The numbers is barely above class three, and relatively safe. I would stay away from any runs that are truly class five until you spend a season running some class four. Remember that it is not only the difficulty of a run that matters but the consequences of messing up.
With that being said, it is a great year to get out on some runs that would normally be class five, but because of low water are now in the class four range.
Also, I am kind of a pussy, so don't take my word for it. Go run a few solid class fours and if you are still bored then step it up.
Also, if you were ready for class five you would probably already be boating with class five paddlers and you could ask them if you were ready.
OK, I am going to get back to not kayaking now.