Josh, yeah you definately suck and should try golf instead.
I keed I keed.
You look great for year 1. Reminds me of the good old days -- being gripped at low water. The finer points will come with time on the river. Watch better boaters, do what they do, and play boat alot.
You are leaning back a little too much, which was my biggest problem starting out. If you have a shitty backband or your seat position is f'd you might have difficulty staying forward. My fist boat was a dagger outlaw and it was nearly impossible to stay forward. When I upgraded to a bigEZ I was like "hey, I can sit up!" So that could be the boat. What boat was that?
Tweek your outfitting a little. If you're in an old boat with a shitty backband invest a few bucks and an afternoon and put an IR ratchety thing in your boat.
Tubers. Strong work. If that was you in the back, the paddle as prybar was innovative. Shows you can really think on your feet. Bonus points for running the gnar sans PFD.
I hope in the future Americans are thought of as a warlike, vicious people, because I bet a lot of high schools would pick "Americans" as their mascot. -Jack Handy