Originally Posted by wheretheriverflows
onefatdog...you're pretty quick with your uninspired judgment. I'd consider your opinion if you were out there doing it. Are you on the river nearly as much as Chris Baer? I think you're probably getting fat on the couch this winter watching world class kayaking and world class skills on whereisbaer.com
Go back to the couch brah, there's no room in this community for you.
Uhh, I check out that drop years ago and years before it killed a friend of mine.
That cave hasn't changed nor has any move into the drop. Water levels changed. That cave, and push into it, kept us from running it 04'. I'd be surprised if it's been run since Juanito died there and OBVIOUSLY shouldn't be run.
Am I fat and do I paddle? I just returned from Chile and have been paddling there since 99' I ran and hucked plenty just a few weeks ago and paddle here around the RFV more than most in the summer.
There's a drop on the lower Palguin that killed a friend of ours in 2000'. Second to last drop on the lower got B Guth in a cave and you know what? People don't run it now. Some out of respect and some because it's dangerous.
Now you get this guy who is self promoting his Chilean shit show (remember the climb out of the the upper 22). And clearly putting others lives in jeopardy (throw bag leading to flipped boat at cave entry in video) and most likely pissing off the neighbors while traipsing all over their property scouting and trying to set safety.
Look if you want to run shit that kills world class paddlers then go for it. We'll all say he died while doing what he loved at your funeral. But if you've ever fired off a 50' + drop you know that it doesn't matter how good you are. The hit is unpredictable and outcome (Broken paddle, paddle in hands, blown sprayskirt) shit you can't control and death sieves that lurk and have water pushing into it is rolling the dice, nothing more.
Running that drop knowing what we, and he, know is stupid.
As far as how much I paddle, come around here, i'll give you a lesson.