Originally Posted by Blade&Shaft
I have no idea what that means, but from your profile pic, I guess it makes sense...
Doode, I'd be careful, if I were you, about entering into a profile pic comp.
Here's a little about squirting...
Squirt boating is mostly about the Mystery Move these days. Typically a good spot is a "squeeze" between two currents (a convergence of 2 currents below an island like at Rincon on the Ark for instance) where boaters spin their boats and wing down for a head gone ride. The modern squirt boat is shaped like an inverted wing so a downward pressure is created as water passes over and under its hull while it spins along an underwater "eddyline". It can be a deep soulful experience and the "holding of one's breath" and the quality of the experience can lead to a "Mystery trance". Mystery masters can get controlled head gone rides of 45 seconds and more at good spots.
The best rios for squirting tend to be deep hence those that squirt in the Rockies are a dam dedicated bunch...
Squirt boaters were also some of the first playboaters and most all moves that don't include air were invented by the early squirters. Think 3D and any moves that are rotational on either axis. There's almost no power exerted in squirting, its all about flow and working with the currents. A good squirter makes boating look elegant.
(Parental plug warning)...
BV's Dustin Urban is known for his fluid style while he kicks it in playboating comps but he grew up squirting on the deep Kennebec Gorge and is a former squirt World Champ. His roots are in working with the rio rather than trying to power through moves and it shows.
For more on squirting, boating and exposure to one of the sports pioneers and poets read Jim Snyder's Squirt Book.
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