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Old 03-29-2007   #31
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JBL I made a guess am I correct?

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Old 03-29-2007   #32
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Yep. Nailed it.

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Old 03-29-2007   #33
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The name of the rapid in question is Sock It To Me.

Run the meat of that shiat.
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Old 03-29-2007   #34
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Sock-It-To-Me is the rapid with the Magnetic Wall. That wave has also been known to flip rafts (I don't know the raft line, but I've run all the lines in my plastic coffin). I believe it goes Skull, Bowling Alley, Sock-it-to-Me. And I'm in agreement with Vardaddy on peak season Zume Flume.


EDIT: Oops, you guys both beat me to it while I was posting.
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Old 03-29-2007   #35
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Sock it to me line can be done a couple of different way in a raft. I've done it both ways but I like being about in the middle of the river and moving towards the right side forward paddling and punching the the right side of the wave with a lot of momentum and that should keep you from getting pushed over into the wall.
The other way is to to have the front of your boat pointed towards the magnetic wall (left side) and back paddling hard as you go through the wave to move right.
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Old 03-29-2007   #36
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so, You COULD go backwards pointed river right, and push. Or go backwards, pointed river left and could also ship your oars, and pop a top..... ( I wear a hi-float, and Im a great swimmer.......)
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Old 03-29-2007   #37
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Thanks for the info.

I can't wait to get on the river.

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Old 03-29-2007   #38
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Oarbender - You better wear a Hi-Float if that's how you're gonna run SITM!
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Old 03-30-2007   #39
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hey guys,
i paddle whitewater canoe, as well as other types. i just sucked it up and ordered a raft, mostly for my family. i have a daughter that will be one next month and needed a baby barge. i figured that if i wanted to be on the river that i would just have to take her and her mom with. so anyway, i'll definately be following any raft topics that arise, and probably asking a few questions every now and then. my rafting skills have come from rowing fishing rigs, not much whitewater. maybe someone around bayfield, co. will help me learn the ropes.
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Old 04-02-2007   #40
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Az boater here, names Joey and I'm shopping for my first raft.
What boats are people running out there?

I'm looking at the NRS Otter,Aire R, and Vanguards. all 14'.

Any advice is always welcome, and as soon as I get a boat I'll be looking for some action!

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