Originally Posted by adgeiser
I think the funniest part is everybody saying he owes a bootie beer.
I'm pretty sure his crew has made sure of that.
And i truely hope no one here really questions his ability to run stuff like that.
Also he clearly states that his skirt imploded causing the swim, not a missed roll.
either way he swam. when running anything that big all conditions must be just right for the run to be successful..... right? his skirt imploded (not just right), he swam.
But seriously I am so glad these guys are running stuff like that.
I am wondering if we are all watching the same video. Cuz the one I saw that was linked by the OP clearly shows a guy in a orange kayaker hucking a monster drop and chucking his paddle before impact. And from the headcam angle you can clearly see him reaching for his spray skirt with both hands the moment before impact.
Before I would call that a successful drop, I would need to see the preflight plan. If it was something like this; "turn on camera, go with the melt, chuck paddle, pull skirt, wet exit, swim out." Then he totally nailed it.
All kidding aside. I do know that these are some of the best boaters in the world and that drop was the bomb. But someone will run it clean in the future. And in the world of show boating "you got to nail it!" Nobody would crown a world freestyle champ just because they hit the biggest trick "once" and got washed out and swam the remainder of his ride.
You got to STICK IT!