Meng - I don't think his swim was entirely luck... although it's always good to be lucky and obviously some luck is involved but I truly think there is some skill involved in having a succesful swim in there as well.
He used the, grab some water in the curtain, ball up and go deep technique and in Double Trouble that is the best thing you can do. Solid work on his part. The only way to really understand this technique is to swim in a big sticky hole, but the idea is to go deep down to where the water is flowing downstream and to come up beyond the boil line.A little bit tricky but this technique is definitely the best way to get out of a hole that will recirc a person, especially if there is a pool blow it.
Lifechild - I wanted to name the new site Leifsmomwalkslikeshesbeenridingahorseforaweek.com, but Pete had already taken the url. And, one of your boating co-horts, Fauntleroy, already left this a comment -
"Leif was practicing his sweet play moves in that hybrid boat a lot in BC this past weekend. Lots of inverted & sub-aqueous moves. He even did this one trick that was like ghost-riding, where he came completely out of his boat & was paddling *with* his boat but not actually *in* his boat .. we were all pretty impressed at how advanced his crossover creekstyle has become."
Cub boater: "What do the spiders mean?" Old fart boater: "Trust your intuition." CRCII