missing the point
I have no doubts that you are a great boater, probably a better boater than myself - after 26 years of river running. I guess what I am getting at is somehow a post directed specifically at a particular drop (a drop veteran boaters will be running) got perverted into a class II-III ropes tutorial.
I think if we want to start a thread on how to use ropes, for novices we should do such, rather than twist my example into something it should not have been.
Irregardless, the info in this post is great. I hope none of us ever take any of this on-line stuff to seriously. Obviously the best classroom is the river and the best lessons will come with beautiful days spent with bros/sistas on the river. Maby you and I can paddle together sometime and share rope stories over a beer. I do work at a brewery.
Peace Casp, AM