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Old 05-15-2006   #1
gunnison, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1998
Join Date: Apr 2006
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g-spot sloppy seconds, wetter than before!

Now this is my first season back on the water in about six years.

I wasnt too excited about local rodeo ops considering everyone was
talking about how the features on the gunny flush at higher flows.

Hopefully some of you already know what Im about to start talking about,
otherwise I am tremendously disapointed in the lot of you.

The secondary features on both drops are super dynamic with, not mind-
blowing, but mind expanding freestyle potential.

The first fast, flushy wave hole that comes in behind the now even more
sluggish and stupid and practically unattainable first wave yielded clean
2 point cartwheels, clean 360s on the hull, low angle blunts way out ahead
of the foam, shuvits, endless combos (although i couldnt stay vert after
morethan 2 vertical ends) and mystery move exits. .. I can only hope it
gets bigger and stickier tomorow.

As for the second drop, have to admit i pussed out, being as the now
extremelypushy eddy lines had flipped me over more in 10 minutes than
in the rest of this season combined, and i was there solo. The weird lateral
with the porouver on one end and the steap foldover on the other has
become a steep green to foam on the top end , down the same lateral
to the bottom corner which has flattened out alot. The shorter boats
might like the top piece but you have to paddle like hell up the lateral to
hit it and that annoys me. On to the secondary.. WOA Its like mini
garburator (no shit) .. Its a paddlers frown foam pile that spits chaotically
with a light green tongue sticking out and flickering. As I said I sorta
pussed out, fearing a swim, but I did use it to ferry across it ollied me,
so I stopped to surf anyway, went over vertical on a blunt and almost
swam when my knee had come out of the thighbraces. ..

Thats when I came back here to say something about how much fun these
1700cfs+ features are.

South sides of CBs peaks at 10,000 feet still look really snowy, but a guy
told me they have plowed kebler pass..

The way the water is coming up here (300 since 11:00) the creeks are
almost accessible.

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Old 05-15-2006   #2
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I always called the upper "g spot".... wonder if "sloppy seconds" is catching on for the lower?

Anyway, The g spot is tough (impossible) to get into from the eddy at this level (1600+) as expected but the wave is still powerful and is fun to carve on. I was hiking laps on it today and having a blast. Those eddy lines are crazy with boils and really want to flip and suck you down.

The rest of the river is full of little surf waves, strong eddy lines and a new "tombstone" rock fell in at Palisades. So although our WWpark can be a bit frustrating and limiting to some there is still lots to offer up and down stream.

When in doubt....go A to B.

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Old 05-15-2006   #3
gunnison, Colorado
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hey lets go boat tomorow

dude, u must be either up late drunk or just getting off work like me.

If the second scenario is true, you should come paddle with me in the
morning (10:30AM-1:00PM), ill show you whats hiding in plain sight. I
guess my post didnt make it as clear as i wanted it to be.

Im going to try again (bump)

The backside of the first wave (the front of which is unatainable from the
eddy) is creating a semi retenetive, high speed very interesting and very
playable hydraulic.

The same thing is happening on the backside of the second wave, on a
larger and more dynamic scale. (i was too sally to play in it today cause of
the eddylines and that potential boat eater of a man made diversion
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Old 05-16-2006   #4
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I heard what you said and see and played in those holes. I was just sharing my experience on carving that wave. Its what I like. Im much more into wave play than hole play.

Have fun, I won't be there in the AM... I got my self a day job.
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