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Old 06-03-2012   #1
Ogden, Utah
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Boise wwpark

How is the play park and is there anyone that offers private play boating instruction?

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Old 06-03-2012   #2
Boise, Idaho
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Playpark was amazing at higher flowers (around 4,000cfs). It was okay at medium flows (2,000cfs).

Now that the river has dropped to below 1,500 cfs, it hasn't been very good. The engineers are trying to figure out wave shaper combinations to make it work best, but the holes created have been very tight and steep... not good for much.

I'd ask Idaho River Sports for some private play boating instructions. Not much to teach, really... once you have your roll and figure out your edges it's just a matter of getting a feel for what the boat does in a hole and how to lean, paddle and rudder.

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Old 06-04-2012   #3
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I looked at it on Friday. There is plenty of water coming down and certainly the technology in place to have better features.

I hope they get it dialed in soon.
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Old 06-04-2012   #4
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I wouldn't count on it. Have you seen Green River's park? Same technology and concept.
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Old 06-04-2012   #5
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Fire dept dive team found piles of debri impeding the movement of shaper, rocks, sand, metal. Last I heard city is looking at options to clear this out.
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Old 06-04-2012   #6
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overheard yesterday at the wave: a diver spent 7+ hours in the water cleaning out gravel and debris. things are taking shape.

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