Originally Posted by k2andcannoli
The trolls on here are so sad, y'all can't even burn someone well.
Btw class 6 is runnable just not advised, and has to do as much with craft as anything else. For instance, great falls on the Potomac is class 6 in a raft (never been done) but 4 and 5 in a kayak. If its never been run its class u (imo).
First Off it was not meant to be a burn. Second, when a class 6 is run, it becomes a 5 plus, plus. american white water defines a class six as;
These runs have almost never been attempted and often exemplify the extremes of difficulty, unpredictability and danger. The consequences of errors are very severe and rescue may be impossible. For teams of experts only, at favorable water levels, after close personal inspection and taking all precautions. After a Class VI rapids has been run many times, its rating may be changed to an apppropriate Class 5.x rating
While Wikipedia defines it as;
Class 6: While there is some debate over the term "Class 6", in practice it refers to rapids that are not passable and any attempt to do so would result in serious injury, near drowning or death (e.g. Murchison Falls). If a rapid is run that was once thought to be impassible, it is typically reclassified as Class 5
I agree type of craft is a huge variable, but to say one is a class 6 boater is just silly.
Of course you east coast boaters always think you are the shit, un till you start going west.
As River Rat Ray says, "We dont go by that class shit here, you either make it or you dont"