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Old 07-18-2005   #11
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from what i hear, these tubers are swimmers at the collegiate level, maybe CU or DU? that's a major advantage right there! it's a different story if you're swimming 10,000+ yards a day at swim practice. i wouldn't jump to judge just because they're a threat to our egos

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Old 07-18-2005   #12
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well - i don't mean to vibe for the sake of vibing, but just like when someone cuts you off on the highway, sometimes people should be let others know if they're behavior boarders on reckless and they may be oblivious. thats great for them if they can swim strong. they'll need it! - i don't mean to judge as i'm way far away from runnig rigor, and am often humbled by much easier water.

my ego gets continually bashed, but as humble as i could be, like David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine from the old 80's TV show kung fu, i still think it's crazy to swim thru these rapids, and as strong as they could be - it seems to be a plan bound for disaster. i hope they prove me wrong, and we can all get rid of these expensive plastic boats, grab some budwisers, and jump in with swimsuits and old nikes on.

its kind of like when i'm in eldo, and see some rock master soloing a difficult route. it's cool in many ways, but i hope to never seem them eat shit, and ruin this wonderful place with memories of broken bones and blood. the real difference is these soloists are true badasses, and are obviously well in control of the situation. Now dudes in a tube, getting thrashed in big holes . . . .not so sure about how much control that portrays. doesn't quite exude confidence from the posts i've been wasting my time reading.

i guess as long as they are having fun, and i don't have to see a thrashing cause they are bomb swimmers, and their behavior doesn't stir up trouble for the rest of us, what the F should i care?

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Old 07-18-2005   #13
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Thanks Brayn. To Steve Kahn, I really do not want to go through this again. If you want to fight, just read the Extreme Tubing and Tube II threads. Everything is explained there.

We only count a run if we remain upright the entire time. That is like not having to do a roll the whole time for kayakers. For instance, this past weekend we ran the Lower Narrows. One the first run, my buddy flipped/rolled while I did not. We hiked back up to the top and did it again so he could count it. We cleaned it. In fact, that was our only roll/swim all day.

On another note, I am looking for someone to run Bailey with this Sunday. I have not made this run yet and want to go with a boater familiar with the run. If you are interested please let me know. Thanks
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Old 07-18-2005   #14
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"That is like not having to do a roll the whole time for kayakers."-Tube1

Hell No it Isn't!!!!

Its the same as a kayaker going through a run without swimming!!!! Big difference.

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Old 07-18-2005   #15
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I know we will just have disagree on this but I can see your point if the tube became completely separated from me. But since 99% of the time I have a hold of the tube the entire "swim" and that it only lasts 1 or 2 seconds I feel you are incorrect. I would encourge you to try a run with us and then see why we feel there is a difference. I am in no way saying that it is not easier (more likely) to swim for us, I'm just saying that just because we flip does not necessarily mean that we swim. But with all seriousness, lets not do this again.
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Old 07-18-2005   #16
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tuber dudes - no fight here. i would never spar with one who has huge brass balls that lets him risk swimming class V terrain, with or without a tube to hold on to.

sounds like you've bagged a ton of tough runs, so perhaps i'm full of shit. come on though - this is the most interesting ridiculous stupid time wasting idiotic buzz crap i've seen since the M-wave debacle.

hey thats a thought - maybe you could go find the M-wave (if its still there), start the tuber-buzz, have pro's vibe non-pros, discuss it at length, step on as many toes as people who have stepped on yours (me included) and have a whole big pow wow about a drainage ditch in some farmers field.

maybe after that you can put up 50 more posts on the best way to ship tubes?

now THAT might be interesting and worth 3 posts when i should be working!
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Old 07-19-2005   #17
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Ha suckers i will be tubing the Big Drops in cat next week beat you to it!!
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Old 07-19-2005   #18
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Are you tube dudes for real? Lower Narrows??? Where is the proof. Cause I cleaned Poudre Falls last weekend too. Post the pics......
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Old 07-19-2005   #19
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Yes, where's the proof?

Give us the PROOF! And not some brass monkey hair ball inner-tube phot shop juice sucka-ass proof n-shite, but the real deal, that means video, biyatches.
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Old 07-20-2005   #20
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One Question

Where the hell do you stash you weed and your bong on a class V tube?

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