This has come up once a year for the past 7 or so years I've been on the Buzz. Every time it is discussed it get shot down for the aforementioned reasons: most of the rafters and the kayakers agree that there is enough in common to not segregate the two because everyone is on the same rivers, often even in the same groups, similiar conditions, similar river skills needed, etc. Also, what would be next, would C-1, shredderers (is that right?), playboaters, creek boaters, duckiers, river boarders, SUP-ers, hydro-bronkers, creature-crafters, swimmers, and catarafters all have to have their own forums due to equipment differences?
It takes a big man to cry...It takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man.