First time post- I was on a trip earlier this May and 'discovered' the new Big Joe on the 12th; as I recall the flow was 12K or 13K. As mentioned earlier it's real easy to get sucked in too close; I sure did in my inflatable kayak. My line was a 100% bulls eye, dead center. Cresting the rock and looking down the 10 or so feet to the bottom of the hole, my last thought was "Sh**, this is gonna hurt". It didn't really, but I got may-tagged a cycle or two and then went for a really epic swim.
A couple of the rafts got tossed around, one buddy got bounced out of his but got back in without much trouble. I was the only one that wrecked. Ha! My name is Joe too!