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Old 09-01-2016   #1
 
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Depth of Pool at base of Waterfall

I'm sure it varies based on height, flow, and angle of entry, but is there a general rule of thumb as to how deep of a landing zone you need for a big drop? Say you plan on landing vertical off a 50 footer

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Deep enough so you don't die or break your back is my general rule of thumb.
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here is some really bad advise by the DBK.

Its seems to me that 20 feet is about a deep as a boat goes in most situations. The landing under Palouse Falls cant be much more than that. But I could be very wrong. Dropping 50 feet, you want to be in the OR tuck so you'll go deep. You'll want water juggs in the bow. that will push you deeper. So, 20 feet should be good.
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here is some really bad advise by the DBK.

Its seems to me that 20 feet is about a deep as a boat goes in most situations. The landing under Palouse Falls cant be much more than that. But I could be very wrong. Dropping 50 feet, you want to be in the OR tuck so you'll go deep. You'll want water juggs in the bow. that will push you deeper. So, 20 feet should be good.
I think the first sentence is the most accurate...
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I think the first sentence is the most accurate...

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As I look to see what the Yakers are talking about these day's, I am wondering about the longevity of you crazy little bastards, be safe out there.
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