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Old 06-24-2010   #1
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sunset falls in a creature craft

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Old 06-24-2010   #2
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So THAT'S what those things are for!

I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied...learn to swim!
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Old 06-24-2010   #3
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Holy Crap!!!!!
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I couldn't blink. Holy spit! Good one Bob.
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Old 06-25-2010   #5
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Thats is a big drop, but I'm not impressed. I guess it's ballsy to float into that but there is zero skill involved. I watched a couple of times and neither raft put a blade in the water. They were just along for the ride. I'm more impressed when there are actual moves to make, even if it were to catch an eddy at the bottom.
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Old 06-25-2010   #6
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funny thing about sunset falls is its first decent was in 1929!!! the Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History
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I'd like to row a creature craft just to do stuff that I will never do because my balls aren't big enough and my skills aren't adequate.

I always get a kick out hearing about people telling me they ran the NF Payette, or Big Falls, or Tumwater canyon, Barrel Srings, Gore, the Button Hole, etc.... but then casually mention it was in a creature craft. I personally have more respect for the boaters that row conventional crafts in these places. But again I have never been down NF Payette and likely won't, and I sure hope I never find myself going over big falls or into the Button Hole in my cat!

I'll have to give the disclaimer that I have a cat, so even more props to those in rafts doing these things. I guess I am handicapping myself in a cat

Looking at the video I have to wonder if a 16' cat or raft would make it upright, seems like a creature craft is doomed to flip due to all the flotation on top getting bitched slapped. I wouldnt try on my big cat unless I had a scuba tank though!
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Somewhere there is a video of a Creature Craft hitting Cross Mountain at 12000cfs or some insanely huge level. The craft got turned completely over when the current caught the top of the craft, the only time I've ever seen one of them flip and it rolled right back up. I doubt anything else would have even escaped the river wide hole.
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Wow!!!! I don't know if I've ever seen a rapid that looked that powerful! How often does it get run (in anything) ?

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