Hate to be a hater but... style is and should be a huge part of our sport. World Record sure, style points zero. Having no style i.e. going upside down/landing on your head/floundering out of control are actual factors in the safety of yourself and your group, meaning they actually matter.
If somebody runs Gore rapid but gets flipped in the sneak, peels out and gets broached on Gilligans and rolls two more times in the bottom of the rapid, did they still run it? Ya. Are they a solid class V paddler. Probably not. If you watch jomama or his brother run a giant waterfall you can tell they are amazing at tucking at the right moment and holding their chosen boat angle into the pool. This is the skill and the style for running huge waterfalls.
Props to the Jackson crew because they are doing some amazing things. I just wish the mainstream media and the kayaking media would latch onto the truly amazing feats these guys are accomplishing instead of the height of a waterfall that wasn't even run properly. The Indus expedition... OMFG! If you haven't been following that you're missing something way more exciting than this waterfall. Huge water, huge scary rapids in committing gorges in a very dicey war-torn zone of the world. That's where the props are due.
P.S. Marty I think you are wrong and that there is a way you could run that waterfall correctly and land with the perfect entry angle. Am I going to try it, probably not, but I bet that jomama or one of these young bucks is going to prove me right in the near future. Nice knee jerk defending of the team though, which kind of is your job.