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Old 07-06-2015   #11
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yep, i caught a lift thru son of lava and my passenger got her to shore just below tequila beach. Met back up with our group and spent three hours there havin a blast! cant wait to go back!

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Old 07-06-2015   #12
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Well, that was an ugly run. Sideways into the V-wave!!!

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I thought it was going to be this one when I saw your post:


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Old 07-06-2015   #13
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Yea he ran son of lava while i got picked up. Met back up at tequila beach. Completely agree about the throw bag. I always wear one around my waist.
And thanks for offering up the video for the Buzz viewing pleasure.

Not so much for pool drop but say a very high water Middle Fork I have my peeps practice the "oh shits" - as in getting throw bag ready etc. Especially on the upper ( Marsh Creek ) I may not have the opportunity to use the bag myself.
I have even gone to the extent of having my passengers practice oar replacement with a spare so they know what was involved in getting the strap loose enough to slide it out.

No blood, no foul. Or very little. Can't wait to get back there myself.
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Old 07-07-2015   #14
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Just returned from the GC yesterday. Saw the same thing happen to another group while at the Lava scout. The uncertainty of Lava always has some back rowing at the entrance setup. That tends to feed the boat into the right side. Try powering forward into that top wave and then towards the left below the ledge hole. That run seems to have much better odds at success. Glad it all worked out.
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Old 07-07-2015   #15
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Rapids change over time, but I remember a nice clean line on the left that emerges at the levels reported.
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Old 07-07-2015   #16
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left wasnt looking too good, i could be off on levels, was a guess based on time of day
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Old 07-07-2015   #17
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UTMIKE, I heard some stories from your trip... sounds like a wild time!
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Old 07-07-2015   #18
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was amazing! def some exciting times
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Old 07-07-2015   #19
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wow, that passenger was clueless. stand there and look for a while with no attempt to get on the oars. a half assed attempt to install the oar, then forever to pull out a throw bag, then forever to try to reinstall an oar, with the oar tether inboard of the tower.

i would hope passengers get some kind of instruction and familiarization with the gear before launching!
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The left starts to open up at 14-15 or so. It goes a little lower but is easy to blow it. It is still ledgy and Ive seen good boaters flip over there trying to avoid running the right which is munchy at those levels (13-15), alright its munchy at all levels. At 17-18K the left would have been open. It would have boated easier than it looked, but I would have run right as well. Getting to far right like he did is fairly common and ends in swims or flips. I remember one right run where my passenger was yelling at the top "were going into the ledge!!!" when in fact we werent. Staying fairly tight to the ledge with a little left angle accelerates you and surfs you right and keeps you set up to hit the V wave straight and center which typically lets you through and keeps you left of the cheesegrater and god forbid, that fucking corner pocket. From experience, you don't want to be in corner pocket!!

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