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Old 08-21-2012   #11
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Pretty wild. I thought his paddle looked pretty long, and had small blades. Then that boat shooting through the air made me forget about that for a second.

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Old 08-22-2012   #12
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my favorite part is the rope-man. He sees that boat go flying and just starts backing up like: "woah....woah...wait a minute..."

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Old 08-22-2012   #13
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That boat still had probably 30-40 gallons worth of air in it when it was underwater with no paddler in it if the boat was vertical (which it looked like). It's a simple sum of forces, and that's a good amount of buoyancy force pushing the boat up.

Sum of forces on boat
Speed at surface of water = a*time under water
ballistic equation

Solve those correctly, and I bet you come pretty close to how high that boat went.

Although it's going to be a transient equation since the bouyant force pushing the boat towards the surface is going to change as the boat rises to the surface

And as a positive thing to make this all happen, if the boat was completely vertical when he got sucked out, the nose (pointing down) would fill with water, while the tail would still have air in it since there's nowhere for the air to go. With the nose down and full of water and the tail up and full of air, the boat would stay completely vertical while it rockets to the surface since the tail would be the only portion pulling the boat to the surface. Pretty cool actually.
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Old 08-22-2012   #14
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Originally Posted by tiziak View Post
No. His skirt stayed on his body the entire time. There is no skirt on the boat when it pops out of the boil. He said he didn't even feel it.
Are you sure? Well, doesn't matter. I think anyone calling themselves "squirt boaters" have just seen the biggest squirt ever.

On the river, I can abandon who I am and what I've done. However brief it lasts, while on the river I am nothing important and everything insignificant. I am flotsam, and happy to be so.
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