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Old 07-28-2009   #31
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Originally Posted by carvedog View Post

When I learned to kayak if you swam you bought beer for the crew not drink out of someones fungus fest of a bootie. If you lost your shit you bought the guy who recovered it a bottle ( of their choice to some extent)"
Wow - if I got a bottle for every time I gathered gear on river I would be at Betty Ford. Now that seems harsh for a newbie and expensive swims including beer for all and bottles for gear. Spose it has the same motivation of the booty beer which is keep your ass in boat.

Unless you mean like lost gear gone from your group on the river and returned by someone else that is a good Samaritan that definitely requires you to pony up....

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Old 07-28-2009   #32
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And I also know many well educated, respectable, working professionals who contribute to the community that gladly pay the penance of a booty and are not "dirtbags"

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Old 07-28-2009   #33
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bootie beer tradition is only a few years old...was that a swim YES it was also an escape from the spot you put yourself in... now for the bootie beer, no way... feet are disgusting...i wouldn't put my mouth on my feet or yours even if your a sounds like a good way of getting in my mind all you owe is a 12 pack to your friends and to continued harrasment you will recieve untill they swim...dont drink the bootie beer i might puke just seeing it
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Old 07-28-2009   #34
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I'm a rafter... and I still think that you need to DRINK THE BOOTY BEER> I know that I have one coming. Calender, you and I owe.

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Old 07-28-2009   #35
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Superstition ain't the way

The way I look at it is I'm not religious/superstitious. I don't believe in god(s). I do not believe the river is intelligent or spiteful; it can not read my posts or emails.

When I swim, it's because I failed, not because the river is pissy about some stupid floater. Nobody likes a swimmer. Being one is highly embarrassing, a pain in the ass for everyone around, and likely leads to injury. These reasons are much more powerful deterrents for me.

Fuck drinking out of a bootie that isn't even allowed in the house.
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Old 07-28-2009   #36
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Working in South America we had a variation of the system. A swim = a bootie beer. A flip = buying the booze for all guides the entire night.

Keep in mind, the pay wasn't bad (for South America) and the beer was cheap.

Glug glug glug glug. glug.
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Old 07-28-2009   #37
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I'm glad this is a KAYAKER's tradition and that I'm a rafter...
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not sure that it is only a few years old

Not sure that it is only a few years old. I've been drinking out of bootie since 1994 and I know alot of other folks have also. pay your dues, you swim, drink that bootie beer! 3 already for me this year. At this rate, I might start drinking the bootie beer before putting on the river....Beers, Atom....
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Old 07-28-2009   #39
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2 things.
1. my definition of a swim, if more than your feet, ankles and legs touched water guess what you swam.

2. Obviously your "mishap" was the worst of your group otherwise you would not be bellyaching here I side with the DRINK UP!!!
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Old 07-28-2009   #40
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bootie beer

Here is me drinking a bootie beer this weekend at the NF crystal. DRINK OR SWIM!!
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