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Old 10-04-2016   #21
 
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Every commercial company on the Ark calls browns class V! It is just as difficult as OBJ. If you are a river border looking to step up start on OBJ then move to Brown canyon.

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Yes, there are commercial outfits. None of them take custys down class V.
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So if I understand this correctly, the dial on the Grand Canyon goes to 11.

The grand is always turned up to 11.


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Yes, there are commercial outfits. None of them take custys down class V.
Are you referring to boarding, or rafting too? Cherry Creek is commercially rafted, and a class V run.
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Are you referring to boarding, or rafting too? Cherry Creek is commercially rafted, and a class V run.

Whelp, I was commercial rubber guide for 10 years so yes, I'm aware that rafting outfitters run class V. I'm kind of surprised that I'm the only riverboarder to post on this. It's nice to see that people are aware of the sport. The videos posted in this thread are people well known in the dick-dragging community. However, folks like Josh Galt are the reason the sport is known in the US.

I've been kicking down the river for many years and miles with the occasional class V excursion. I've worked for outfitters, "safety boarded" for them, but I have never seen or heard of any outfitter running custys down serious (IV-V) water on sledges.

Pretty sure the point of the this thread was that "some company" was running customers on boards down a "V". If so, yes, that would make for an interesting discussion about the "V" classification. Frankly, the person who started the thread does not know what they're talking about. Maybe he saw someone like myself going down a stretch with commercial boats.
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Holy crap. Thanks for posting the vids, folks. I am no longer skeptical of river boards on Class V, just skeptical that I'll ever do it... As to commercial outfitters taking custies down Class V water, I don't think we'll see it anytime soon, at least in the US (then again, I never thought we'd see terrain parks where you can launch insane air...).

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Hey, thanks for posting my ride in that river board clip at 2:36!,

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PS. Holy shit. I'm impressed.
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For a while outfitters were running boards/sledges down Okere Falls on the Kaituna (7 meters) until one of them got pinned on the bottom for an uncomfortable amount of time.
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I've worked on the Ark for a few years now and don't know anyone who calls Browns class V (some call it class IV above 2k which is amusing to me). But the best way to make a section seem more intense is to tell the customer the class of Rapids are harder than they are. Commercial class IV= normal class III/+III


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