Originally Posted by Ture
wow. You've lost touch. It happens with a lot of boaters who get good. I see it with class V kayakers... I don't know a ton of rafters so haven't seen it too much with them. Jump in above Skull next time and swim a mile or so and maybe it will wake you up.
If you think fast moving powerful class IV is not dangerous then you just forgot what it is like to swim it. Even class V is easy if you stay on line and you are sitting in a raft... which is pretty much like riding a fucking lazy boy couch down the river as long as the lines are being nailed. If you mess up and people end up swimming it doesn't matter how easy it is to hit the lines.
You have become complacent... and dangerous... stay away.
Oh sure, just take the first quote you can and run it clear out of context. I'll say it again, Tule, difficulty (and danger, for that matter) are not linear with flow. Are you implying a greater level of safety at lower flows? Really? I had no idea it was that simple. Our sport in that place is dangerous at any level. It is always powerful.