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Old 05-18-2013   #11
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He wanted to 'spend family time'. There's a good chance those children will never want to go boating after being traumatized by their good intentioned, but clueless pops. Good thing the baby wasn't strapped into the car seat and the seat strapped to the pos toy boat.

At least he had their water skiing vests on.

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Old 05-18-2013   #12
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The spouse didn't seem as casual about the flip as the male speaker.
Junior did voice some criticism during the event.


This was before we had kids but when I tried to kill myself and my lovely intelligent hard working wife with a cheap raft set up I received a frank AAR later.

I expect the same occurred here.

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Old 05-18-2013   #13
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What's an AAR?
The sunshine walked beside her
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Old 05-18-2013   #14
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Originally Posted by glenn View Post
What's an AAR?
After Action Review.
Immediately after an operation in the field an all parties speaking openly do a self critique.

Military, government agencies, professional services and spouses utilize this system.
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Old 05-21-2013   #15
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That trestle Bridge has munched many watercraft in its days.
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Old 05-22-2013   #16
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Can not say I condone bringing a young child on such a pleasure float, but come on...horrific? Overall it looked like a fine inner tubing section.
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Old 05-22-2013   #17
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Funny in a way, don't think he had a clue that bridge piling was gonna flip him like that! I don't know what the rest of that river is like but it seems to me that the kid prolly shouldn't have been there ....AND that he's fixing to get a tongue lashing on the way home.

Guess we all gotta start somewhere and stuff like this is what teaches us.

My first time soloing whitewater-I got my ducky pinned on a riduclous strainer and had a walk out...didn't even make it that far.

The very first time I rowed an oar rig I lost an oar the second I entered the very first rapid on the New River. I still had the sense/ability to be able to steer with one oar and get to shore though. (didn't lose per se, but the tower "collapsed"-it was a borrowed frame). The same thing happened two rapids later until we finally got it torqued down enough. It was a steep learning curve!
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Old 05-22-2013   #18
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I think the worst thing is that he took his wife and kid along during the steep spot in his learning curve.

Everybody learns and everybody makes dumb mistakes, but he should be out with a few other people who can look out for each other and learn how to read water and maneuver a boat. In that time, he would have learned that river surface flow pushes to the outside corner, that Walmart rafts suck, that Walmart oars suck, that bridge pilings should be given respectful distance, and that GoPros are better left home during the shitshow learning process.

Then he should go out on a sunny day later in the season with his wife and kiddo and show them a good time.

He's guilty of stacking too many unknowns in a little Walmart raft...and then attempting to cash in on the "glory".

Bootie beer time, there, Areyoupreppedtoswim!
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Old 05-22-2013   #19
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Originally Posted by Flying_Spaghetti_Monster View Post
Man this guy is an idiot. You should check out his other videos. Here is one of them kayaking with out helmets.
His Youtube name is "Areyouprepped" Well sir ask yourself that question.
He's not real bright. Not real helpful to his swimmer buddies, either.
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Old 05-22-2013   #20
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I'm betting his wife never gets in another raft of any kind.
From the looks of that paddle in the other video he's not one to ever spring for quality gear.

"You're gonna be doin a lot of doobie rolling when youre LIVIN IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER"
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