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Old 06-29-2011   #11
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I can't imagine what it looks like at 10,000. Tom took some photos of it @ 8250.

RCRE went in there and took some video, Word on the street is Kevin Dombey ran everything in a playboat @ 8250 And Dan named the ledge hole in Kirshbaums "Chunderdome" after a good ride.

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Old 06-29-2011   #12
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I see the line from the photo far right on the RR tracks!

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Old 06-29-2011   #13
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It's dropping back down a bit. At 8600 now. I guess no one will know about 10k this year.
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Old 06-29-2011   #14
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yeah i guess we missed the peak... back to the sane level of boating again. still going to be massive at 8k though!!
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Old 06-29-2011   #15
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jesus jumpin christ on a pogo stick

you cats got some serious stones. i'm talkin giant sweaty rhinoceros balls.
i paddle rafted in there once at 1100. ran everything clean, but im not too sure if ill ever go back there. i had nightmares about it. still do. call me a pussy all you want, but i think once might be enough for me (at least till my testicles descend from my cavernous vagina!!). but i just couldn't pass on the opportunity to see it at least once in my life, and i'm glad i didn't puss out.
i can't even imagine it at 10k. but damn would i love to see some video!!

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I see the line from the photo far right on the RR tracks!
my thoughts exactly!!
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Old 06-29-2011   #16
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so, did the guy run it all at 8250 this year? how did it go?

when the wavesport guys hit it close to 10k years ago, did they run it all?
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Old 06-29-2011   #17
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Holy crap I still can't believe people raft gore. I went rafting this one time, and it was probably the most afraid that I've ever been in my entire life. We were running this grade three rapid, there were waves everywhere. It was on the colorado river. You probably heard of it. I seriously thought that I was going to die. I cried like a little girl and ended up jumping out of the raft. Gore is like a whole grade or two higher than that, even at 1100. You rafter people take your lives into your own hands. My hat is off, you crazy bastards.
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Old 06-29-2011   #18
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Considering Gore hasn't been above 6-7000 in a LONG time those guys didn't run it at that level.That video was the appetizer for all the "new boating" crowd.What's the difference now?Why are more and more people gettin' in there at higher levels?Boats?Ability?Confidence?I remember when that Wavesport vid came out,and was like that's gotta be the highest you can be in there without dying!
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Old 06-29-2011   #19
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Grade 3?New Zealand?
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Old 06-29-2011   #20
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I'm with Leif on this one. We kayakers spend our lives trying not to swim and the one time I go rafting I am the only one that ends up swimming. No thank you.

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