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Old 10-03-2016   #11
 
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They have their own rating, but I could have sworn that a couple of the rapids were class 5. The point is that big water class 5 can probably be boarded.
General consensus by kayakers and most rafters is the big ones are class 4. Definitely nothing that fits the description of class V there. If you want to see class V rapids on the Colorado look at Gore Canyon.

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Lava Falls is a class eleven
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Pierce Ferry is often Class V


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Sledges and Riverboards are like the kayaks & duckies of whitewater swimming. In the right hands they make swimming hard whitewater not only safe, but much easier than without them. You better know the river, and be super fit- but yes, people do boogie board Class V.


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Can a rapid that is supposedly CLASS V, really be a class V when commercials have large groups of tourists boogie boarding it? Seems that the rapid is over-rated. Your thoughts?
Ok, I'll take the bait. What river/section? Not guessing it's in the states since there is no class V commercial riverboarding outfit here. Please do tell. Sounds like bullsh*t to me!
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Here is a video of people riverboarding (Sledging) Upper Death in Glenwood Canyon. This rapid is every bit of class V with some legendary hydraulics. This is lower water than you see creature crafts running this stretch but still quire gnarly.

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Lava Falls is a class eleven
So if I understand this correctly, the dial on the Grand Canyon goes to 11.
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There are pictures on AW of someone river boarding rigor mortis. And at Bailey fest there way a guy river boarding.
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Browns isn't class V????
Methinks maybe you missed the sarcasm in his post?
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They run commercial river board trips in the PNW.

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