Yeah, CStork & Cheyenne. I didn't mean that the bag was carefully re-stuffed -- just that the rope was re-coiled & re-thrown. But, as Kyle noted, having to throw twice meant more laps for the swimmer, and that is all I was trying to address with the original post -- minimizing the causes of actually having to do that. I laughed at your "smoke a cigarette" comment!
Hartje, you're totally right about the DT hole. When I said "relatively safe", I was simply drawing a distinction between that rapid (which has a pool behind it) & any other rapid where you only get ONE shot to bag your buddy. I never meant to say that I take this hole "lightly". I think any paddler with a sense of self-preservation is gonna look at DT & take it seriously, so no disrespect to the rapid. You in the mood for a road trip?
Rhodes, glad you were in & out as quickly as you were